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
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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
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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
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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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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Through their partnership, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Volunteers (UNV) programme have deployed 10 such UN Community Volunteers in the different regions of Senegal. 
28 September 2020
West and Central Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on our work with girls and women, imposing social distancing and restricting our physical contact with them. Therefore, in March 2020 we decided to go online and continue empowering girls and women throughout the country. Having Michaela in our team, who shared our mission to ensure that no girls are left behind, was an immensely valuable addition to the team. We were delighted to have her on board, to work with such an enthusiastic person, and to participate in her professional development.
11 August 2020
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Education systems had already been under strain because of double-shifting and other adjustments to school schedules to accommodate rising numbers of students. Subsequent increases in education spending and a consistent effort aimed to keep pace with the demand for nutrition, health and second-chance learning services that disadvantaged students need most.
10 August 2020
Arab States
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