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
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being
I joined the UN in Lesotho in 2019 to lead the drought emergency coordination efforts in the country. The country had just been devastated by drought at the time, leaving more than half a million people (about a quarter of the total population of Lesotho), mostly women and children, experiencing severe food shortages. Tens of thousands were ‘one step away from famine’. While farmers experienced droughts, rising temperatures, and extreme weather, the changing weather condition was forcing people to migrate.
19 August 2020
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The COVID-19 pandemic will have devastating effects on UN programme countries, reversing many positive gains in sustainable development. The negative social and economic impact particularly affects people most often left behind; such as women, children and those with disabilities.  In support of countries and UN partners in the COVID-19 response, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is investing its own resources to immediately deploy 70 UN Volunteers to countries severely affected by the crisis.
11 April 2020
Global
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
V-Force volunteers “discover their passion” for community development
03 April 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories