SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Based in Nyakazi, southern Burundi, Gilbert fulfils a critical community liaison role. He collaborates with local, administrative and judicial authorities across five districts to improve the inclusivity and accessibility of services. He also strengthens the capacity of civil registry and rural land registration agents.
17 October 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UN Volunteers serving with WFP make a difference every day. They bring their expertise and experience to the table, while helping the organization work towards its goal of zero hunger. 
16 October 2021
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Since joining the UNICEF Kenya team in 2018, I have had a chance to provide communication support for several programmes, contributing to my professional and personal growth. Most importantly, I have been able to impact the lives of children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 October 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
When I reflect on my life, I realize that my upbringing in a rural area largely shaped my decision to become a UN Volunteer. Growing up in Guruve, a rural community north of Harare, Zimbabwe, gave me an excellent grounding in local issues and a true understanding of the poverty and social exclusion that people in under-served communities suffer. Although rural life was difficult, it had several redeeming qualities.
15 October 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Three years ago, I left Italy to join the WFP team in Mali, a magnificent country of around 19 million inhabitants. As I had visited the country while attending the Bamako Sub-Regional Conference on Female Genital Mutilation in 2006, I was excited to rediscover the its unique culture, beautiful nature and vibrant marketplaces. 
15 October 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I began my UN Volunteer assignment in December 2020, when we were facing the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic in numerous ways. Many were experiencing physical and mental challenges, yet there was not much space to discuss these.
10 October 2021
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Tell us about the nature of your posting I am a UN Volunteer with UNSOS based in Mogadishu, Somalia. The core mission of UNSOS is to provide critical support needed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and Somali Security Forces for effective peacebuilding efforts in Somalia.
09 October 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In November 2016, I started my assignment with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as a medical doctor and was directly assigned to Bentiu in Unity State. After three years there, I was re-assigned to the capital, Juba and have been working here since then.  I am currently on my third UN Volunteer assignment. My first mission was in Timor-Leste from 2008-2012 and my second was with the UN Mission in Liberia, where I was assigned in Monrovia from 2014-2015. Keeping mental health in check
08 October 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Many are drawn to volunteerism later in life as a way to contribute and give back to the societies and communities around them. For others, volunteering is a way to fulfil long-held ambitions, explore new fields of work and develop new skills. Whatever their motivation, the work of UNV’s partners and the places they live are enriched by the contributions of more than 600 older volunteers undertaking national and international assignments across the world. 
01 October 2021
Global
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I joined the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in 2007, driven by my outgoing, resilient and result-driven personality and strong passion for working with the underprivileged.  I served in Burundi from 2007-2015 as a UN Volunteer Surgeon for the UN missions that existed then. I also served as a UN Volunteer Medical Officer with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Medical and Health Services Manager (UNHCC) in Jijiga, Ethiopia, from 2018-2020.
30 September 2021
East and Southern Africa
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