SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I started my assignment in UNICEF’s Social Policy Cluster, and as the pandemic hit, I took on an additional role supporting their Education Cluster in their COVID-19 response team. My work focused on compiling evidence on the severity of the pandemic’s impact on schools and learning in Indonesia’s rural and remote areas and providing feedback to inform the Ministry of Education’s COVID-19 response plan.
23 December 2021
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Forced to flee their homes due to persecution, conflict or violence, refugee children are five times more likely to be out of school than non-refugee children. Infrastructures set up to support refugee populations are often deemed to be temporary with the primary focus being to ensure that basic needs – such as food and shelter – are met
16 December 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Under the theme Connecting Sahelian Youth for Peace and Prosperity, the Youth Connekt Sahel Forum attracted over 1,000 youth and other participants from across the region (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal).
15 December 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Originally from Bosso, Ousmane has seen more than 8,000 people from his community flee their homes. However, he chose to stay. "Abandoning was not an option for me. I had to help my community. I had to be there to help young people overcome this situation," he says.
24 August 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
While based in the Sahel - the most youthful region in the world, with 64.5% of youth aged under 25 [1] - I have had the opportunity to witness how youth volunteerism can empower young people and provide them with opportunities to actively participate in local, national, regional and global development activities.
13 August 2021
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
12 August 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Jordan is host to around 3 million refugees. The majority (2.3 million) are Palestine refugees registered with UNRWA - alongside some 156,107 other registered persons. This includes 634,922 refugee youth.
24 June 2021
Arab States
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SDG 4: Quality education
I am beyond proud that as UN Volunteer I had an opportunity to contribute to UNESCO and joint UN in BiH response during the COVID-19, --Amila Planinčić, National UN Volunteer. In 2020, Amila assisted in conducting joint UNESCO-UNICEF Rapid Situation and Needs Assessment in Education, aimed at collecting and analyzing the immediate effects of the school closure on learning outcomes among students in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 
10 February 2021
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Rotaract, Sri Lanka's largest non-aligned youth movement, has not only been an eminent force of strength in bringing up the talents and skills of our youth to a greater stage, but also an impactful contributor towards supporting deserving communities within Sri Lanka and even beyond. Rotaract in Sri Lanka and Maldives has aimed at assisting the nation with safeguarding the country from COVID-19 and its effects.
26 November 2020
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I remember sitting at home in Mwanza, Tanzania, in July 2017, and reading about the work United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme was doing on my phone. As I read further, my excitement grew, and I stumbled upon the United Nations Online Volunteering platform. I quickly followed the link, read on, and in 10 minutes, I was able to understand how it works. I was delighted by the prospects of using the platform. I loved the impact I could make anywhere in the world from the comfort of my home. --Kido Mwamyenyelwa
06 October 2020
East and Southern Africa
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