SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UNDP generally provides support to the Small Island Developing States across a number of different thematic areas to address economic difficulties and development imperatives. However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the vulnerabilities of SIDS countries in many ways including supply chain disruption, food insecurity, inadequate supplies of fresh water, and fragile biodiversity.
29 August 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Emmanuel is a national UN Volunteer Gender-based Violence Programme Specialist at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). He supports programming for innovative prevention, risk mitigation and quality response interventions in the Bay States of Nigeria (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe).
17 August 2022
West and Central Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Indonesia is a vast country with more than 17,000 islands. This geography makes for considerable logistical challenges for the COVID-19 recovery.
15 August 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
To promote intergenerational solidarity, two UN Volunteers serving with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Kenya met during a training session organized by the UNV Kenya Office.
12 August 2022
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated every year on July 18 based on a 2009 United Nations General Assembly resolution. This recognized Mandela's values and dedication, including service to humanity in conflict resolution, race relations and the promotion and protection of human rights. In December 2015, the General Assembly expanded the scope of Nelson Mandela International Day to promote humane prison conditions, raise awareness of prisoners as part of society and value the social services provided by prison staff.
18 July 2022
West and Central Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), one in every 78 people on earth is now displaced.
20 June 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Following the adoption of the Global Compact on Refugees by the UN General Assembly in 2018, and in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UNV launched a special initiative to facilitate the deployment of people of concern with UNHCR as Refugee UN Volunteers. This enables them to engage in an income generating opportunity which also assists them in building on their competencies and skills.
19 June 2022
Arab States
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
My Name is Emmanuel Chileshe Musonda, and I am currently serving as a UN Volunteer Health and Nutrition Associate at UNHCR's Kawambwa field office in the Mantapala refugee settlement. As a UN Volunteer, I mainly support the planning, implementation and analysis of health and nutrition projects in the refugee settlement. From a strategic standpoint, I provide technical guidance and programmatic recommendations on the overall design and focus of public health and nutrition programmes in the settlement. 
16 June 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
It is estimated that more than 1.32 of 6 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants are in Peru (
16 June 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
"At the beginning of the pandemic, there were no specific treatment modalities, and no vaccines were available for COVID-19. It was important to isolate the people infected from COVID-19 and contact tracing on time to stop the spread of the virus."
26 May 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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