SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

UNV: What do you see as the intrinsic values volunteerism can bring to the human development agenda?

Selim Jahan: Firstly, volunteerism is undoubtedly helping the human development agenda. Volunteers are working in areas such as education, health, water and sanitation, improving living conditions and, in a nutshell, providing people with all kinds of support. Volunteerism enhances human development, everywhere.

30 March 2017
News
SDG 1: No poverty

Mohamed Sulaiman Rameez is a UN Volunteer Youth Lead with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka.

19 October 2016
Asia and the Pacific
Videos
SDG 1: No poverty

Blanca is a Spanish UN Youth Volunteer; assigned in a UN Joint Programme led by UNDP in Guatemala, empowering isolated communities in San Marcos.

Blanca de la Cruz (española), Joven Voluntaria ONU internacional, presta servicio en un Programa Conjunto del PNUD en Guatemala que trabaja para empoderar a comunidades remotas de San Marcos.

19 October 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
Videos
SDG 1: No poverty

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04 September 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
Press releases
SDG 1: No poverty

In an effort to fight high levels of youth exclusion and vulnerability in Viet Nam, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered with the Vietnamese Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union (HCYU) in 2009 to create the Strengthening the Capacity of Volunteerism for Development in Viet Nam (VDVN) project.

29 August 2016
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire: I served as UN Volunteer head of the public information office of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in Daloa, the third largest city of the country. My duty was to use all public information means to create a peaceful environment, to build confidence and help the people of the region fulfil their dreams of peace and reconstruction in an environment of stability, security and cohesion.

01 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education

A UNV-supported initiative in 2015 empowered young men and women from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) community in Kosovo to start their own social entrepreneurship initiatives and advocate for community needs as “Changemakers”. 

19 July 2016
News
SDG 1: No poverty

 “Think of [Volunteers] as the amino acids of the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, addressing the 10th Anniversary International Forum for Volunteering in Development held at the Brookings Institution in Washington on 14 June 2016.

20 June 2016
News
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

Guatemala city, Guatemala: While serving as a UN Volunteer Finance Officer with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Guatemala, I had the opportunity to participate in pilot projects in the area of Finance. The whole financial framework of the WFP is in a process of transition towards higher transparency, cost efficiency and accountability. I was excited to contribute to this transformation.

14 June 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
Our stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 5: Gender equality

Maroua, Cameroon: Jimmy Henry Nyingcho, 31 years old, is a national UN Volunteer, married and a father of one. He is assigned with UN Women Cameroon as the gender, women empowerment and social cohesion expert, and he is helping women refugees gain skills to generate income. These women are based at the Minawao refugee camp in Maroua, that hosts close to 60,000 refugees from Nigeria.

06 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories