SDG 13: Climate change

UNV Assignment Title

Environmental Law Specialist

20 August 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Special calls
SDG 13: Climate change

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) deployed 41 national and international UN Volunteers, 5 of them UN Youth Volunteers, to serve in environmental initiatives in Africa. Youth volunteers are the backbone of environmental action, raising awareness on climate change, responsible consumption and production, and preservation of land, forests and water resources.

09 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 13: Climate change

I am currently serving as an international UN Youth Volunteer in Agricultural Economics with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Hanoi, Viet Nam. I’m one of the six UN Youth Volunteers fully funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in 2017.

13 June 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The volunteer researchers are currently deploying to 15 countries to gather evidence for the 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) on the theme of “Resilient Communities: The Role of Volunteerism in a Turbulent World”.

23 March 2017
News
SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land

Soon he would be carrying out a host of duties to help Timor-Leste’s citizens take action against global warming.

13 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 13: Climate change

I was especially interested in supporting local development and climate action projects.

I provided programme management support for a variety of projects that were related to renewable energy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable local development.

16 February 2017
Arab States
Our stories
SDG 13: Climate change

The critical role of volunteers as first responders in emergencies and crises was the topic of a side event that was held on 23 May on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The panel discussion was jointly held by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). 

25 May 2016
News
SDG 13: Climate change

Nadine Ruprecht, Programme Analyst at UNV, explains how the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to the efforts against climate change in the lead up to the Signing Ceremony of the Paris Agreement.

21 April 2016
Europe and the CIS
Videos
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change

Harare, Zimbabwe: When Amy Wickham, an international UN Volunteer, joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Zimbabwe, she didn't know what to expect. Yet this experience changed her life. "The experience and exposure that I've got since I started as a volunteer has been phenomenal", she says. "The ownership that I've been given over the projects, as well as the time and responsibility that I've been given from professionals that I've worked with has been fantastic."

26 October 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 13: Climate change

When Amy Wickham, an international United Nations Volunteer, signed up to work with UNICEF in Zimbabwe, she didn't know what to expect. Yet this experience changed her life. "The experience and exposure that I've got since I started as a volunteer has been phenomenal", she says. "The ownership that I've been given over the projects, as well as the time and responsibility that I've been given from professionals that I've worked with has been fantastic."

20 October 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa
Videos