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UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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UN Volunteer professional profiles: Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Hanan Ahmed, UN Volunteer supervising work progress of the terminal of the airport of Goma (North Kivu), in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (UNV, 2016)
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Sustainable Development Goal

This professional profile shows the minimum requirements to serve as an international UN Volunteer in peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and highlights potential assignments as well as volunteer entitlements.

Volunteerism in peacekeeping and peacebuilding contributes to interventions in post-conflict environments addressing short-term, early recovery emergency needs in addition to building local and national capacities and understanding between states and its citizens to rebuild mutual trust.

UNV provides support to emergency relief efforts, including humanitarian crisis and protracted situations. In the aftermath of conflict, UN Volunteers are deployed to support a multi-dimensional recovery process that focuses on livelihoods, monitoring, evaluation and reporting, governance and various social dimensions, including the reintegration of displaced populations.

In the areas of peacekeeping and peacebuilding, UNV’s partners have requested volunteers knowledgeable and experienced in: civil affairs, political affairs, early recovery, community recovery, human rights reporting, human rights monitoring, local institutional capacity support, democratic governance, rule of law and operational and technical support such as logistics, water and sanitation and supply and camp management, among others.