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

Dakar, Senegal:  En mi asignación como Voluntaria de las Naciones Unidas internacional con la Entidad de las Naciones Unidas para la Igualdad de Género y el Empoderamiento de las Mujeres (ONU Mujeres), trabajando en el Programa Regional de Ayuda Humanitaria para África Occidental y Central en Dakar, una de mis responsabilidades es asegurar que las acciones humanitarias incluyen perspectivas de género y diversidad.

17 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Dakar, Senegal:  In my assignment as an international UN Volunteer for the Regional Humanitarian Program for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for West and Central Africa in Dakar, one of my duty is to make sure that humanitarian actions incorporate issues of gender and diversity.

This process aims at ensuring that the needs of women, girls, men and boys of all ages are taken into consideration during Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and the actual execution phase itself.

18 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Goma, République Démocratique du Congo: Axelle Fidelin coordonne une équipe de 9 Jeunes Volontaires de l’ONU (JVNU), qui sont chargés d’appuyer les bureaux provinciaux de l’UNICEF, dans le suivi des programmes pour atteindre des objectifs de développement précis tels que : l’éducation de qualité pour tous, et l’amélioration durable de la santé de la mère et de l’enfant.

12 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Peshawar, Pakistan: My name is Hina Yousafzai and I am from Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in Pakistan. I am currently working as a UN Volunteer supporting the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Recovery Project carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the capacity of Reporting & Monitoring Associate based in Peshawar.

Since early childhood, my life has been driven by two factors: my love for knowledge instilled in me by my parents, and my efforts at being understood and appreciated.

03 August 2016
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Pedernales, Ecuador: Desde el mes de abril de 2015, he trabajado como Voluntaria de las Naciones Unidas especialista en Políticas Públicas en la oficina de país de ONU Mujeres en Quito. Sin embargo, un día, mis responsabilidades cambiaron de manera inesperada.

20 July 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Pedernales, Ecuador:  Since April 2015, I worked as a UN Volunteer Public Policy Specialist in the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) country office in Quito. However, one day my responsibilities shifted in a totally unexpected way.

20 July 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Monrovia, Liberia:  Sharing my skills and experience as a UN Volunteer creates positive change in society. As a UNV Peace Consolidation Support Officer with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), I support local authorities to enhance reconciliation and social cohesion through confidence-building activities.
 
27 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 5: Gender equality

Maroua, Cameroon: Jimmy Henry Nyingcho, 31 years old, is a national UN Volunteer, married and a father of one. He is assigned with UN Women Cameroon as the gender, women empowerment and social cohesion expert, and he is helping women refugees gain skills to generate income. These women are based at the Minawao refugee camp in Maroua, that hosts close to 60,000 refugees from Nigeria.

06 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality

26-year old Tran Van Chuong frequently awoke to the telltale sounds of his neighbour's wife being beaten by her husband. Their arguments would start quietly but escalate quickly as his neighbour turned to physical brutality, leaving his wife bruised and scraped. This was not an uncommon problem in their urban community in Da Nang, a major central Viet Nam port city of one million people.

03 May 2016
News
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality

New Delhi, India: Miho Yoshikawa, an international UN Volunteer from Japan, was stationed in India with UNICEF. As a UNV Child Protection Officer in UNICEF’s Delhi office, she was responsible for programme monitoring, assistance to the organization’s state offices, documentation and research.

03 May 2016
Asia and the Pacific
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