SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
For Zambians, food insecurity is an urgent issue. Around 18 per cent of the country’s rural population require urgent action to protect their livelihoods. A further 15 per cent are only marginally able to meet their food needs, while three per cent of the country’s 17.8m people are already facing considerable food gaps.
18 December 2023
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
At the heart of this community-driven initiative are three UN Community Volunteers assigned to FAO: Fatoumata Ka, Abdoulahat Ngom and Amadou Fall.  
22 May 2023
West and Central Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality
The project, Empowerment of Urban Women from Low-Income Families through Home Gardening to Ensure Food Security and Nutrition, was implemented in Sri Lanka from October 2022 to February 2023. It covered 12 communities with women and youth as key beneficiaries, and centered on emergency response to the socio-economic crisis in the the country. In recent years, the interest in home gardens has increased. This strategy to household food security especially helps the urban low-income communities.
07 March 2023
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Q. Anita, can you tell us about the programme you are serving with? A. The programmes where I am involved are the FAO-Kosovo Programming Framework and Programme on Forestry titled "Support to strengthening sustainable and multi-purpose forest management to improve rural livelihoods and address climate change in Kosovo." Both will enhance Kosovo’s capacities for sustainable use of natural resources and contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for instance, Life on Land.
02 December 2022
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Great Green Wall of the Sahara and Sahel initiative is one of the most ambitious programmes to combat climate change and desertification and fight food insecurity and poverty on the African continent. Adopted by the African Union in 2007, the Great Green Wall initiative brings together more than 20 African countries, in addition to international organizations, research institutes, civil society and community-based organizations. 
21 November 2022
West and Central Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
When Esi took up her position as UN Volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, she immediately identified implementation bottlenecks as the main problem with FAO projects in the country. Prior to her arrival, projects required, on average, up to two or three no-cost extensions to complete deliverables. This was beyond the project timeline, which could take up to two years.
14 October 2022
West and Central Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
From 19-22 September, Ms Kyoko Yokosuka, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator, visited South Sudan to meet with partners and UN Volunteers serving in the country. Accompanied by Ms Lucy Ndungu, Regional Manager of the UNV Regional Office for East and Southern Africa, Ms Yokosuka met with representatives of several entities in South Sudan, including the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN Women, World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
09 October 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change
At the start of Melody's  UN Volunteer assignment in Namwala District in Southern regions of Zambia, she supported the programme's implementation in the remote District along with a senior agriculture government official. As part of her assignment, she conducted research on different well-being indicators and prepared various project documents, including concept notes, advisories, budgets, work plans and reports.
04 March 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
IVD this year coincided with the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. Country volunteer awards were organized on the occasion in several countries, including in Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia. Another highlight of IVD 2021 in the Arab States included the launch of Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II Award for Voluntary Service by HRH Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan.
30 December 2021
Arab States
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
12 August 2021
West and Central Africa
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