SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
At 25 years of age, I was a teacher in Australia, yearning to experience something new. Out of the blue, I was offered an opportunity to teach at a missionary school in central Liberia. I remember going to a nearby library to check where Liberia was in the atlas! That was very much a real-world experience – out of my comfort zone and in a situation that challenged all of my assumptions and cultural norms. I settled in Gbarnga in central Liberia, teaching children who were as eager to learn as they were to have fun. Unfortunately, the peace did not last.
19 August 2022
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
For the past two years, Susan has been serving as a UN Volunteer with the UN Economic Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP). As the Occupational Safety and Health Officer, she has drafted a specific occupational safety and health policy, which is in the process of implementation. Susan has also taken part in developing over 26 COVID-19 prevention and control standard operation procedures and policies, conducted risk assessments for ESCAP locations, including offices, workshops, stores, construction sites and supported UN entities.
27 May 2022
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Monrovia, Liberia: As a UN Volunteer Medical Doctor with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), my work involves providing clinical healthcare to all UN national and international staff members, as well as to the UN peacekeeping uniformed personnel.
05 July 2016
West and Central Africa
Monrovia, Liberia: Aktar Uddin, from Bangladesh, is a UNV Advocacy Officer with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Although the country’s civil war is over, Liberia has to deal with the after effects of war, which involve loss of infrastructure and access to electricity, water, basic facilities or health care. Aktar, along with 250 other UN Volunteers, is working to establish and sustain peace in Liberia. I asked Aktar a few questions regarding his views of the work he and other UN Volunteers are doing in Liberia.
03 June 2014
West and Central Africa