SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
The tactile dance of dots beneath fingertips, once a key to unlocking knowledge, has now become a beacon guiding change on global platforms, helping to champion inclusivity and accessibility. 
15 February 2024
Global
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
As peace gives impetus for Iraq to move from a crisis context to development, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) looks forward to working with the Government of Iraq and integrating volunteers into the country's sustainable development agenda. --Kyoko Yokosuka, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator These were the words of Ms Kyoko Yokosuka, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator, as she addressed the audience at the high-level International Volunteer Day (IVD) event in Baghdad. 
19 December 2023
Arab States
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Swiss Embassy and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) in Tunisia are launching a programme that will offer 185 young Tunisians the opportunity to gain professional experience through inclusive and impactful volunteering assignments within the United Nations Agencies, Funds, and Programs in Tunisia. These assignments will last from six to twelve months and will undergo a competitive recruitment process, led by UNV.
15 December 2023
Arab States
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Find UNV representatives worldwide in the list below or select the relevant marker on the map.  Kindly use one of the above channels to contact UNV. Arab States Regional Office, Jordan | Olga Zubritskaya-Devyatkina, Regional Manager / Ouarda Derafa, Regional Portfolio Manager
09 September 2023
Global
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
29 August 2023
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Usually, digital transformation often involves multiple projects, each handled by different project teams with distinct responsibilities. These comprise specialized individuals from different sections who contribute to the change. While this approach seems logical, it can inadvertently reinforce silos and hinder progress. Instead, building multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams that blend technology and business acumen and share accountability is critical. This shift away from grouping people by business function fosters collective ownership of shared outcomes.
21 August 2023
Global
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
With a Doctorate in Business Administration, Sam joined UNV in 2013, bringing with him extensive experience and expertise in project management, marketing, and agro-enterprise development. Reflecting on his journey, he says, "Volunteering has been my passion since my youth."
18 July 2023
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The disability inclusion strategy of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme enables UN partners to include persons with disabilities in their workforce, thus expanding opportunities, diversity and representation. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development put forward 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which reflect the rights of persons with disabilities. This vision of a better future can only be achieved with the full participation of everyone, including persons with disabilities.
14 July 2023
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Your Excellency Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, My name is Toily Kurbanov, and I bring to you greetings from 12,000 UN Volunteers worldwide. To help our interpreters: Менің атым Тойли Курбанов және мен сізге Біріккен Ұлттар Ұйымының волонтерлерінен сәлем жолдап келдім. First, I thank the government of Kazakhstan for organizing this International Forum on Volunteering and for inviting UNV.
21 June 2023
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In 2022, Mount Kenya University funded three national UN University Volunteer assignments. Brenda Kemunto Onyancha, Jane Wamucii Ngure and Jeremiah Newton Otieno joined the teams of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Environment Programme (UNEP), respectively. The youth volunteers share the valuable experience they have gained in global development, and how their perspectives have changed through their assignments. 
09 June 2023
East and Southern Africa
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