SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Ayako’s assignment had a strong focus on COVID-19 response and capacity building, along with accelerating private sector engagement in the Sustainable Development Goals. She also enhanced Uzbekistan’s participation in the UN Food Systems Summit last year. 
27 January 2022
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
What motivated you to become a UN Volunteer? Led by a strong and innate desire to contribute to making a better world, I have dreamed of working for the UN since I was a child. The UN Volunteers programme provided me with a great opportunity to be a part of the organization and fulfill that dream.
25 January 2022
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In Kazakhstan, under the leadership of the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, volunteer organizations gathered for the International Volunteer of the Year Award ceremony in Pavlodar on 3 December.  UNV held a panel on International Volunteerism, featuring volunteers serving in Azerbaijan, Jordan, Russia and Turkey.
19 January 2022
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In Ukraine, events to mark IVD kicked off on 5 December, with a workshop on Innovations for long-term volunteering. The development of volunteerism for youth was the topic of discussion at a major online event held on 7 December, hosted with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and facilitated by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).
28 December 2021
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Within the framework of the joint project "Sustainable Development of the System of Social Protection of the Population: Promotion of Programmes on Social Integration and Inclusion," UNDP inaugurated a centre for employment and professional rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
14 December 2021
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
We live at a time of disruption, witnessing the effects of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatens to reverse progress towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The complexity of the issues we need to address on this path demands that we all work together, in much broader partnerships, connecting various areas of expertise to develop integrated development solutions.
06 December 2021
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I joined the UNDP Kazakhstan team in 2020. For me, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities has always been a day closer to sadness, arousing memories of being excluded from society due to my disability. Therefore, when my interview for this UN Volunteer assignment was scheduled close to the day, I felt this was ironic.  However, I was successful, and since the start of the assignment, my perspective on how the world sees people with disabilities has changed.
01 December 2021
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
30 November 2021
Europe and the CIS
Multimedia
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
 During meetings with UN partners, the UNV delegation also presented the new Unified Volunteering Platform (UVP) and outlined changes to the volunteer Conditions of Service.
12 November 2021
Europe and the CIS
Article
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Painting a mural on the wall of the "Branko Pesic" school fence is just one of the activities designed by young UN volunteers to animate students through games, sports activities and music and encourage them to think about the importance of preserving the environment. Throughout the school day, elementary school students of different ages and UN volunteers participated in outdoor workshops in which they competed in a general knowledge quiz, played football, sang karaoke and practiced dance choreographies.
05 October 2021
Europe and the CIS
Article