Nicaragua

SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Nicaragua suffered a terrible civil war in the 1980s. The city where I was born was one of the main centres of the conflict. Consequently, I grew up amidst political instability and economic hardship.

Witnessing the vast unmet needs of our population inspired me to volunteer for several projects committed to improving health and sanitation in remote communities of Nicaragua.

I serve as a UN Volunteer in Laos focusing on public health issues, which I have always felt passionate about. I work towards ending three diseases that can have fatal outcomes for the people of Laos.

28 juin 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Cuando recibí una alerta para la convocatoria del proyecto en línea “Desarrollar contenido de opinión en redes sociales sobre los ODS” del portafolio de América Latina y El Caribe, ya me había postulado para diversas asignaciones durante varios años. La alegría fue superlativa. Mi perseverancia me permitiría colaborar no solo con el conocimiento de las realidades de mi propio país, Venezuela, sino también con realidades que aquejan otras latitudes, en este caso Nicaragua. 

20 décembre 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The day I received an alert for an online volunteering opportunity with the UNV Latin American and the Caribbean Portfolio, I had already applied for different assignments throughout the years. My happiness was immense. My perseverance gave me the possibility to collaborate, not only contributing with knowledge about the reality of my own country, Venezuela, but also with other groups and situations in other latitudes, in this case Nicaragua.

20 décembre 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Managua, Nicaragua: Es innegable que las mujeres hemos logrado ingresar en muchos espacios que anteriormente en el imaginario social se pensaban y creían eran exclusivos para los hombres. Prueba de esto es la designación de la joven Malala Yousafzai como premio Nobel de la Paz en octubre de 2014 por su incasable trabajo en favor de la educación de las niñas. Malala ha sido la persona más joven y la décimo sexta mujer en recibir esta distinción.

12 mars 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean
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The municipality of Waspam, located on the banks of the Coco River, is characterized as being the largest municipality of Nicaragua. It has an area of 9,341.71 km2, of which 43% falls within the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve.

It borders the Republic of Honduras to the north; the municipalities of Rosita and Bonanza to the south; the municipality of Puerto Cabezas and the Caribbean Sea to the east; and the municipality of Cúa Bocay to the west.

05 juin 2014
Actualités

As a UN Youth Volunteer and young woman, I am proudly working for women’s economic empowerment with UN Women in Nicaragua. My job is to support four counterparts working in the field: rural women in need of their own land, trade unionists who advocate for labour rights of domestic workers, women seeking to reform social security law, and women and men working to develop a model for good entrepreneurial practices on gender equality.

12 août 2013
Actualités

Managua, Nicaragua: Un grupo de jóvenes voluntarios del Barrio El Muelle de la ciudad de Bilwi, cabecera departamental de la Región Autónoma Atlántico Norte (RAAN), acompañaron recientemente a los Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas de esa ciudad para reforestar los alrededores de una poza de agua dulce llamada “Poza Verde”. La poza, situada en la comunidad de Tuapi, a 20 minutos de Bilwi, se está secando debido a los efectos que el cambio climático produce en el entorno natural de la zona.

14 août 2012
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Managua, Nicaragua: Situated in the heart of Central America, Nicaragua has a very rich biodiversity. As a developing economy, it is highly dependent on its natural resources. However, Nicaragua is one of the countries that suffers the most from the consequences of climate change. For example, farmlands are vulnerable due to extreme weather conditions which cause land degradation and severe erosion.

12 juillet 2012
Latin America and the Caribbean
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