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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 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Since 1950, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has been working to ensure recognition of the rights of five million refugees in the Near East. Among them are over half a million children who continue to receive quality education.


28 February 2019
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

As an HRD-UN Volunteer, Kosumo Shiraishi was assigned to the Education Sector Planning and Management unit with UNICEF Ethiopia.  During the assignment, Kosumo worked in close collaboration with several units of the Learning and Development Programme, including Early Childhood Education, Access and Equity, Education in Emergencies and Quality Education and Learning. The programme also has an explicit commitment to leverage education for peacebuilding outcomes, particularly in regions where conflict has occurred between refugees and host communities.

25 February 2019
Sub-Saharan 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

In the Republic of Serbia, Roma are the largest ethnic minority and remain one of the most disenfranchised communities, often facing discrimination, social exclusion and unequal access to employment, education, housing and health services.

UNDP's 2017 regional survey on the socio-economic position of Roma in the Western Balkans highlighted that although education among Roma has improved, one of the biggest challenges for the social inclusion of Roma in Serbia was the high level of unemployment.

20 February 2019
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Education plays a very important role in eradicating poverty and improving health and sanitation, leading to better economic and social development and higher living standards. On 4 November 2015 in Paris, the international education community adopted the Education 2030 Framework for Action, the foundation that will anchor global efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4).

11 February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

UNESCO’s Global Citizenship Education (GCED) works to instil in learners of all ages the values, attitudes and behaviours that support responsible global citizenship: creativity, innovation and commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development. Combined with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) these interdisciplinary learning methodologies are integral to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 Goal (SDG4) which seeks to promote equality and inclusive education for all.  

24 January 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Driven by a partnership between the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN Development Programme (UNDP), and UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina, IT Girls aims to make girls and women more visible in the world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

23 January 2019
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

During his address at the opening ceremony, Francis Huguet Mongombe, President of the National Youth Council, recalled the key role of young girls in the advocacy of his institution for the youth of Central Africa.

Women's youth organizations play a central role in promoting volunteerism at the local level, particularly in peacebuilding. --Francis Huguet Mongombe, President of the National Youth Council 

09 November 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Une soixantaine de femmes et jeunes leaders ont participé à la formation. Elles proviennent d’une trentaine d’associations qui travaillent en faveur des femmes vulnérables, entre autres victimes de VBG, en déperdition scolaire ; associées aux groupes armés. 

Lors de son allocution à la Cérémonie d’ouverture, Francis Huguet Mongombe, Président du CNJ a rappelé le rôle des jeunes filles dans le cadre du plaidoyer de son institution en faveur de la jeunesse centrafricaine.

06 November 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

During his address at the opening ceremony, Francis Huguet Mongombe, President of the National Youth Council, recalled the key role of young girls in the advocacy of his institution for the youth of Central Africa.

Women's youth organizations play a central role in promoting volunteerism at the local level, particularly in peacebuilding. --Francis Huguet Mongombe, President of the National Youth Council 

09 November 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Yulia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Oriental Studies from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow and a double Master’s degree in Public Policy and International Relations from HSE the University of Bologna.


05 November 2018
Europe and the CIS
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