SDG 1: No poverty

SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

I arrived in a country where nearly all public infrastructure and most private houses were destroyed. Timor-Leste at that time was a country without a state—a nation where most civil servants had withdrawn. The UN, through the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), was there to fill an empty space. As UN Volunteer District Field Officer, I was the face of the UN administration in the sub-district of Laclo. I was responsible for delivering basic public services. Over time, it quickly became apparent that there was much more to it than that.

01 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

I lead the implementation of an Alternative Development Project launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Lao PDR. Through such projects, UNODC works with communities to develop ‘alternative’ sources of income that are both sustainable and licit.

23 January 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Alors âgé de 25 ans, Thakur gagnait sa vie comme porteur et devait marcher pendant plusieurs heures son village de Nuwakot et les quartiers centraux du Népal pour transporter de lourdes marchandises sur de longues distances.


Lorsque le séisme de magnitude 7,8 a frappé le pays le 25 avril 2015, Thakur a dû littéralement courir pendant près de deux heures pour rejoindre sa famille et sa plus jeune fille gravement blessée. Malgré ses efforts pour la conduire d’urgence vers l’hôpital voisin, la jeune fille est malheureusement décédée.


15 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

At the age of 25, Thakur earns his living as a porter, commuting several hours from his home in Nuwakot to the inner cities of Nepal, carting heavy goods over great distances.


On 25 April 2015, as a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, Thakur found himself running for two hours until he reached his family and youngest daughter who was severely injured. He rushed her to the nearby hospital, where, despite his efforts, she sadly passed away.


15 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Con 25 años, Thakur se gana la vida como porteador y viaja durante varias horas de su hogar en Nuwakot hacia las ciudades del interior de Nepal, para transportar mercancías pesadas recorriendo grandes distancias.


El 25 de abril de 2015, cuando un terremoto de magnitud 7,8 sacudió Nepal, Thakur tuvo que correr durante dos horas hasta llegar a donde estaba su familia y su hija más pequeña, que había resultado gravemente herida. La llevó corriendo a un hospital cercano, pero a pesar de sus esfuerzos, ella acabó tristemente falleciendo.

15 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

En 2014, Thunayya a fui la ville d’Al Qunaytra et la guerre qui l’entourait. Elle vit dans le camp depuis, et a décidé de se porter volontaire comme agent d’entretien, pour une paie de 8,50 $ par jour. Âgée de 48 ans, c’était la première fois que Thunayya travaillait, comme elle devait subvenir à ses besoins et à ceux de son père âgé de 85 ans, sa seule personne à charge.


13 November 2017
Arab States
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

En 2014, Thunayya huyó de su ciudad natal, Al Qunaytra y de la guerra que la sacudía. Desde entonces, vivió en el campo de Azraq y decidió ofrecerse como voluntaria trabajando de limpiadora y ganando unos 8,50 dólares al día. Con 48 años, era la primera vez que Thunayya trabajaba, tenía que mantenerse ella misma y mantener a su padre de 85 años, la única persona que dependía de ella.


13 November 2017
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

In 2014, Thunayya fled her city of Al Qunaytra and the war that enveloped it. She lived in the camp ever since, and decided to volunteer as a cleaner, earning about US$8.50 per day. At the age of 48, it was the first time Thunayya had ever worked, as she had to provide for herself and her 85-year old father, her only dependent.


13 November 2017
Arab States
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Sefadin, Leyla, Youssef and Zahra came from Syria, fleeing the combats in their country and finding refuge in the Domiz camp in Iraqi Kurdistan. All four have volunteered to support families of refugees with disabilities. They ran mutual help sessions about the isolation of people with disabilities who are at risk of being cut off from the humanitarian aid available in the camp.


This was a crucial issue for Zahra:


10 November 2017
Arab States
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Sefadin, Leyla, Youssef y Zahra vinieron de Siria, huyendo de los combates en su país, y encontraron refugio en el campamento de Domiz, en Kurdistán, Irak. Los cuatro se han ofrecido como voluntarios para apoyar a las familias de refugiados con discapacidades. Pusieron en marcha sesiones de ayuda mutua sobre el aislamiento de las personas con discapacidades que corren el riesgo de ser excluidas de la ayuda humanitaria disponible en el campamento.


Este era un problema crucial para Zahra:


10 November 2017
Arab States
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