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
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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 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
18 December 2019
Special calls
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
18 December 2019
Special calls
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
18 December 2019
Special calls
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
18 December 2019
Special calls
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
17 December 2019
Special calls
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
17 December 2019
Special calls
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
16 December 2019
Special calls
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The activities I am engaged in at the Child Protection Unit are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically with SDG 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. The unit’s work in Malakal meets one of the major targets specified under this goal, which is to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against, and torture of, children. 

20 November 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

"Volunteers are links between communities and peacebuilding stakeholders, so it’s important they continue coming because they bring a lot of motivation," said Olga Zubritskaya-Devyatkina, Chief of the Volunteer Solutions Section.


14 October 2019
News
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts

In 2018, natural disasters including drought, cyclones and floods forced almost 2.6 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa to flee their homes. This triggers competition over depleted natural resources which can spark conflict between communities or compound pre-existing vulnerabilities.

In West and Central Africa, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is at the heart of the climate action for building resilience to climate change and peace promotion.

24 September 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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