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 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

When I decided to move to Kabul as an international UN Volunteer, I did not know that I was stepping into an environment where I had much more in common with my colleagues than I had ever imagined.

The majestic mountains of Kabul and the post-conflict reality of Afghanistan were not the only evident similarity to my home country of Nepal. The fragility of life and an everyday commitment to positive mind-set made me feel right at home.

12 March 2019
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The DRC is a beautiful and rich country with lots of human and natural resources. Let me congratulate the Congolese people who, in spite of the ordeals facing the country, continue to work for peace.

I joined MONUSCO as a UN Volunteer in March 2016. I am the Contingent-Owned Equipment (COE) Database Assistant, responsible for managing and updating comprehensive electronic files/records on day-to-day activities relating to field units and their inspections to the e-COE databases.

08 March 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

On November 24, 2016, after a confrontation lasting more than half a century, the National Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) agreed to definitively end the internal armed conflict, with the signature of the Final Agreement for Ending the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace.

07 March 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

El 24 de noviembre de 2016, luego de un enfrentamiento de más de medio siglo de duración, el Gobierno Nacional y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia- Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) acordaron poner fin de manera definitiva al conflicto armado interno, con la firma del Acuerdo Final para la Terminación del Conflicto y la Construcción de una Paz Estable y Duradera.

06 March 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

El 24 de noviembre de 2016, luego de un enfrentamiento de más de medio siglo de duración, el Gobierno Nacional y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia- Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) acordaron poner fin de manera definitiva al conflicto armado interno, con la firma del Acuerdo Final para la Terminación del Conflicto y la Construcción de una Paz Estable y Duradera.

06 March 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

It’s in Maradi, approximately 550 kilometers from Niamey, the capital of Niger, that Sani Garba conducts different missions to deliver legal aid to the vulnerable people. Born in Niger, Sani serves as a national UN Volunteer Legal Advisor with UNDP.

As the second largest city of Niger, Maradi is exposed to many challenges due to climate and food security threats, as well as migration issues, as the town is on a migration route for many young Africans. 

20 February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

El Reporte Nacional Voluntario de Colombia 2018, identifica como los principales hitos de país la creación de una institucionalidad intersectorial orientada a liderar la implementación de los ODS, y la alineación entre las negociaciones de paz y la Agenda 2030.

Con la firma del Acuerdo de Paz, Colombia inició una nueva era, donde la construcción de una paz estable y duradera permitirá a la sociedad colombiana concentrarse en alcanzar un verdadero desarrollo sostenible.

14 February 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The National Voluntary Report of Colombia 2018, identifies as the main milestones of the country the creation of an intersectorial institution aimed at leading the implementation of the SDGs, and the alignment between the peace negotiations and the 2030 Agenda.

With the signing of the Peace Agreement, Colombia began a new era where the construction of a stable and lasting peace will allow Colombian society to concentrate on achieving true sustainable development.

18 February 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

"I wish I could go back to Syria but what would I find there? Has my home survived? Would I be able to find a job?" These worries are expressed by many Syrian refugees who knock at the door of UNHCR in Amman, Jordan, seven years after the war began in Syria.

UN Volunteers Anja Ingabire and Apoorva Sharma support UNHCR’s Refugee Status Determination Unit, interviewing asylum seekers to determine whether they meet the legal criteria to be recognized as refugees according to the 1951 Refugee Convention, and therefore are in need of international protection.

15 February 2019
Arab States
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

El Reporte Nacional Voluntario de Colombia 2018, identifica como los principales hitos de país la creación de una institucionalidad intersectorial orientada a liderar la implementación de los ODS, y la alineación entre las negociaciones de paz y la Agenda 2030.

Con la firma del Acuerdo de Paz, Colombia inició una nueva era, donde la construcción de una paz estable y duradera permitirá a la sociedad colombiana concentrarse en alcanzar un verdadero desarrollo sostenible.

14 February 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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