SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Daniel Valbuena
17 January 2023
Latin America and the Caribbean
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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 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
One of the prime examples of working together for a common good is a volunteer initiative made possible by the World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Peru.
07 December 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean
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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 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UNICEF and UNHCR, in partnership with governments and civil society organizations, have set up 26 Blue Dot safe spaces for children and women in bordering countries, each able to provide relief for 3,000-5,000 people per day. They are also mobilizing to treat the mental and emotional damage caused by the conflict. In Romania, Marina Feher became a national UN Volunteer with UNICEF to help the Blue Dot initiative, focusing on refugees in Isaccea, Tulcea and Galati areas.
21 November 2022
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
With a professional background in Marketing and Media, and a thesis on Health Communications, Minh Pham, a national UN Volunteer Junior Communications Officer with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Viet Nam. Just as the fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, the population was in need of a lot of information about many issues. Minh was sent to the most impoverished areas of the country to document the vaccination efforts of frontline medical workers.  The people, despite living in harsh conditions, were very approachable. 
09 November 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Across the globe, there is an increasing trend in overweight and obesity among children and adolescents aged 5 to 19 years. According to estimates of the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 340 million or almost 18 per cent of this age group were overweight or obese in 2016, compared to four per cent in 1975.
14 October 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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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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