SDG 4: Quality education
Maissa Abdellaoui is an international UN Volunteer with a French Algerian background who serves with UNICEF in Senegal. Under the Gender and Exclusion programme, Maissa provides technical support to women teacher networks, menstruation hygiene kits or best referred to as 'dignity kits' for schools and girls, and organization for support groups for girls. 
01 February 2023
West and Central Africa
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
At 19, Deborah was forced to join an armed militia to fight ethnic groups in her native village in North Kivu Province in the DRC. Six years of witnessing devastation and the violent consequences of civil war, she decided to surrender weapons and opt for a peaceful life.
24 January 2023
West and Central Africa
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
This project includes an effective blend of volunteer involving strategies with community volunteers, and national and international UN Volunteers. 
20 January 2023
West and Central Africa
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
To mark IVD 2022, UN Volunteers lend support to APROJED under the Actions and Projects for Sustainable Development, an organization in Turunga, a Nyiragongo municipality on the outskirts of Goma. 
20 January 2023
West and Central Africa
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Seeing the digital trend, Niger's Ministry of Justice decided to opt for electronic document management. This alleviates the issue of storing mass volumes of paper and counters the dearth of space in public administration offices.
19 January 2023
West and Central Africa
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
04 January 2023
West and Central Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The event was attended by government officials and UN agency representatives, with 50 people participating in person and 79 online.  In his welcome address, Dr Ali Ahmed Yahaya spoke, representing the WHO Africa Regional Director. He commended the efforts and commitment of volunteers to achieve WHO's mandate and their involvement with communities to improve public health systems in Africa.
21 December 2022
East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Djimet Nangtour is a visually impaired national UN Volunteer deployed to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Chad. As a Legal Advisor and Human Rights Specialist, he is responsible for conducting analyses of national laws and regulations. The advice and guidance he provides to his host organization helps to identify abuses and/or violations of the human rights of individuals, including people with disabilities.
08 December 2022
West and Central Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
A large part of being a volunteer is that you have ownership of your solutions – that's the story of Hajara Maimuna Idi, a community volunteer in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.
04 December 2022
West and Central Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, issued by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life''.
25 November 2022
West and Central Africa
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