SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Fresh out of university, I was intrigued by a poster advertising for UN Volunteer assignments. I applied and was soon deployed to the National Parks Directorate in Chad from 1971-1974. My UN Volunteer experience benefited me enormously, both personally and professionally. First and foremost, I met my Chadian wife, with whom I have four wonderful children, all born in Chad.
02 December 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
05 June 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
"I started to get involved in the study and conservation of the Lomas because of my thesis. However, if I have been at it for four years, it is due to the people and organizations with whom I collaborate. United, we are achieving goals that, until recently, seemed too far away," María states soon after our interview begins. 
20 May 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land
Angela Gregório António Chale Macie, UN Volunteer with WFP in Nampula, Mozambique Just a couple of months before COVID-19 spread across nearly every border in the world, Ângela Gregório António Chale Macie began serving as a United Nations Volunteer in Nampula, Mozambique. Little did she know just how critical her role would become for the people in Erati district when the Coronavirus endangered their already-limited access to food.
16 November 2020
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
This joint campaign is aimed at empowering young volunteers between the ages of 18-31, to raise awareness about, and have a voice in decisions around management, and use of mineral resources. The 70 selected ‘Young Environmental Journalists’ will work with the joint Swedish EPA-UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) to produce inspiring stories of change and build a strong network of young journalists and environmental and human rights defenders.
13 July 2020
Global
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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
15 June 2020
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UNV has joined hands with several partners to protect the environment and mitigate the negative effects of climate change. Shingirai is one of the talented cadres of committed volunteers deployed by UNV to catalyse and promote climate action in Gokwe South. As a UN Volunteer, Shingirai is in a unique position to mobilize communities and strengthen their resilience through alternative livelihoods, water provision and harnessing renewable energy in response to climate change impacts. --J. Mushosho, Programme Analyst, Environment and Climate Change, UNDP
08 June 2020
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
05 June 2020
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
05 June 2020
Asia and the Pacific
Multimedia
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Kenya Lawrence Nzuve, Un Volunteer Communications and Outreach Officer, UN Environment (UNEP)
05 June 2020
East and Southern Africa
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