UNV Regional Websites

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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East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
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Arab States
Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

La implementación de la Agenda 2030 en América Latina y el Caribe requiere un enfoque intercultural que favorezca la integración y la inclusión, especialmente relevante para el establecimiento de espacios de diálogo con las comunidades que se identifican con valores y tradiciones de la amplia y variada gama de pueblos indígenas que habitan a lo largo de la región

09 May 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Almost three decades of civil war in Angola have decimated its wildlife, during a time where the country had other priorities and the maintenance of protected areas and conservation of biodiversity were neglected. Now the country has the challenge to recover its biodiversity and rehabilitate its protected areas.

01 March 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

UNV and the crocodile skin industry? This surely was different from what most UNV assignments revolved around. Jerome Montague’s description of assignment reads as follows:

To fully understand what this assignment is about, one must look at the bigger picture. Papua New Guinea achieved independence from Australia in 1975 and was needed to establish its own economy.

01 March 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Les Volontaires des Nations Unies affectés aux agences telles que le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) et la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) jouent un rôle important en œuvrant pour l'amélioration de la gestion environnementale.

En 2017, 266 Volontaires des Nations Unies en Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre, soit 17 pour cent de tous les volontaires déployés dans la région, ont apporté leur contribution sur des missions liées aux questions environnementales.

05 June 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

UN Volunteers assigned to UN entities such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), play important roles, advocating for improvements in environmental management and engaging communities to protect the ecosystem.

In 2017, 266 UN Volunteers in West and Central Africa, or 17 per cent of all volunteers deployed in the region, served in assignments linked to environmental issues.

05 June 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country that is among the richest in biological diversity in Europe, prides itself in being home to dozens of endemic species of flora and fauna. However, due to socio-economic pressures and a low level of public awareness, this richness of life if often not recognized nor protected properly.

05 June 2018
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 14: Life below water, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Biological diversity, meaning the variety of plants, animals, and microorganisms, is under threat: according to estimates of the World Wildlife Fund, we are losing at least 10,000 species every year – and 99 percent of them are at risk from human activities. In 2016, we reached a record of global tree cover loss with 29.7 million hectares vanishing signifying a 51 percent increase from 2015.

23 May 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

It’s Thursday morning and I have landed in Savannakhet in the south of Laos, on a monitoring mission for our project.The project I work for, SAFE Ecosystems project, targets the reforestation of 1,111 hectares of land, contributing to Lao PDR's target to achieve 70 per cent forest cover by 2020.

21 May 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 15: Life on land

En este contexto, el Director General Adjunto de la FAO, Daniel Gustafson, y el Coordinador Ejecutivo del programa VNU, Olivier Adam, firmaron hoy un Memorando de Entendimiento con el objetivo de ampliar su colaboración y facilitar un despliegue rápido de los voluntarios.

16 June 2017
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SDG 15: Life on land

Pour célébrer la journée mondiale de l’environnement, treize Volontaires de l’ONU en affectation pour la Mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) et des agences onusiennes (PNUD, UNICEF, PAM) ont initié une activité d’assainissement et de nettoyage au sein de l’université de Kalémie, l’une des principales universités de la province du Tanganyika en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

05 June 2017
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