SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UNFPA has been active in Ethiopia since 1973 and is working with the government, UN entities and partners to improve sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, emergency obstetric care and fistula treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed significant pressure on health service delivery and compounded existing challenges in promoting gender equality and improving maternal health. 
06 April 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UN Volunteer Yo Kunieda supported the work of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in Fiji from March 2020 to March 2021. Her main contributions centred on a Small Island Developing States (SIDS) project, which supports small islands to better manage disaster and climate risk. 
01 April 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
For Zambians, food insecurity is an urgent issue. Around 18 per cent of the country’s rural population require urgent action to protect their livelihoods. A further 15 per cent are only marginally able to meet their food needs, while three per cent of the country’s 17.8m people are already facing considerable food gaps.
25 March 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Long thought of as a place of natural beauty and biodiversity, Madagascar is experiencing environmental destruction like never before.
23 February 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Ayaka’s assignment had a strong focus on COVID-19 response and capacity building, along with accelerating private sector engagement in the Sustainable Development Goals. She also enhanced Uzbekistan’s participation in the UN Food Systems Summit last year. 
27 January 2022
Europe and the CIS
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Since 1994, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has supported UNV through the Japan Trust Fund. In addition to supporting the implementation of UNV-executed projects, funding through Japan-UNV Trust Fund has supported the deployment of UN Volunteer specialists and UN University Volunteers, which has contributed to creating an enabling environment to promote global volunteerism for peace and development.
08 November 2021
Partners
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Comprehensive School Safety (CSS) programme is an extension of the Government of Nepal’s School Sector Development Plan, and as such, provides a detailed roadmap on how to ensure a child’s right to access quality education in safe learning environments. My key duties in the capacity of a DRR Programme Officer were to monitor programme progress and provide technical support in a timely manner.
13 October 2021
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Most people remember where they were when the disaster struck. I was serving as UNV Programme Officer in Timor-Leste at the time, where hundreds of international UN Volunteers supported the nation-building efforts of the then-newest member of the United Nations family. On home leave celebrating Christmas with my family in Germany on that very day, I felt the urge to support the people in the affected areas.
07 October 2021
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
Prior to her current appointment, Kyoko was the Chief of the UNV External Relations and Communication Section (ERCS) from July 2019.
09 September 2021
Global
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
A UN Volunteer's journey in south-eastern Mauritania Sitting by the window on my first flight with the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) en route to Bassikounou, in the south-eastern part of the country, all I could see was the vast Sahara Desert. As I got off the airplane during a stop-over in Kiffa, heat blew into my face. The sand was playing with the wind. There was no shade. And it was about 45 degrees Celsius. The question on my mind was: how can people survive — and thrive — in a desert?  
18 August 2021
West and Central Africa
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