SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Barry’s driving motivation to become a UN Volunteer stems from his proud South African roots and lived experience. He witnessed, firsthand, the growing pains of the newly democratized rainbow nation under the inspirational leadership of Nelson Mandela. As a senior civil servant during the post-Apartheid era, he was pivotal in the reconstruction and development of a new government. Decades later, this is a repetitive theme at the core of Barry’s DNA.
23 January 2024
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
With a Doctorate in Business Administration, Sam joined UNV in 2013, bringing with him extensive experience and expertise in project management, marketing, and agro-enterprise development. Reflecting on his journey, he says, "Volunteering has been my passion since my youth."
18 July 2023
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Salomé Jacquet (France) is a UN Volunteer Local Development Specialist serving with the UN Development Programme (UNDP). She supports a project focused on supporting decentralization, governance and local development as a means of improving the living conditions of beneficiary communities. Since 2019, she has been serving as the project’s focal point for youth-related aspects.
12 August 2022
Arab States
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The UNDP project "Conservation and sustainable management of key globally-significant ecosystems for various benefits" started in Kazakhstan in 2019. It introduces a new, conservation-centered and financially self-sufficient approach to the management of forests, climate and land integrity, particularly in the pilot biodiversity areas of Zhambyl and Turkestan. Following an initial situation analysis, an experienced national professional was needed to link communities, institutions and beneficiaries. This is why UNDP integrated the UN Expert Volunteer modality.
22 May 2020
Europe and the CIS
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