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 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Kabul, Afghanistan: I am really glad to have had the opportunity to work as a UN Volunteer in Afghanistan since 2012. The time and work here is enriching and words cannot explain the satisfaction obtained from the field experience, whenever I am greeted with not just the warm welcome but the look of gratitude and joy from the very poor, yet very hospitable families in the remote locations of the Northern region of Afghanistan, where up until this year access was not a problem.

16 December 2015
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

In October 2015, the newly formed United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific held an event in Bangkok inspired by the TEDx Program to provide a platform for UN Volunteers to illustrate concrete examples of the role and recognition of volunteerism as an essential contribution to the regional efforts for peace and development. The UN Volunteers spoke to UNV partners, i.e. representatives of UN Member States, UN agencies and volunteer involving organizations, about their assignments and the impact they were making within communities in the region.

01 December 2015
Asia and the Pacific
Videos
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Quito, Ecuador: El voluntariado nos permite entrar en contacto con lo que hay de vivo en el mundo, romper la corteza de egoísmo que nos trata encarcelar en nuestro “yo”. Como decía Helder Cámara, religioso brasileño defensor de la justicia social, “cualquiera sea la importancia de este nuestro mundo interior, la humanidad es más grande y es esa la que tenemos que servir”.

12 March 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Managua, Nicaragua: Es innegable que las mujeres hemos logrado ingresar en muchos espacios que anteriormente en el imaginario social se pensaban y creían eran exclusivos para los hombres. Prueba de esto es la designación de la joven Malala Yousafzai como premio Nobel de la Paz en octubre de 2014 por su incasable trabajo en favor de la educación de las niñas. Malala ha sido la persona más joven y la décimo sexta mujer en recibir esta distinción.

12 March 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

The 16 days of activism campaign is a global initiative to raise awareness and combat all forms of gender based violence. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme joined the 2014 campaign in Bangladesh and decided to focus on an issue often raised during discussions with Bangladeshi citizens: gender and public transportation.

15 December 2014
News
SDG 5: Gender equality

After the military coup of April 2012, all the socio-economic indicators of Guinea Bissau experienced a setback. Strikes in crucial sectors such as education, health care and transportation paralyzed the country. More than two months of strikes were registered in 2013 in all the schools of Guinea Bissau.

10 December 2014
News
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Kandérou, Bénin: Je suis Solange Agbo-Ola, Sage-femme d’Etat de formation. J’ai été recrutée en mai 2012 en tant que Volontaire des Nations Unies, Spécialiste en santé et affectée sur le Projet Village du Millénaire (PVM). J’intervenais à Kandérou, un village du Nord Bénin, dans lequel les croyances culturelles n’étaient pas favorables à la vaccination des enfants et à l’accouchement des femmes dans une maternité.

Aujourd’hui, grâce au projet et à mes séances de sensibilisations, le taux de vaccination des enfants dans ce village avoisine les 100%.

07 October 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Chisinau, Moldavia:  La comunidad de lesbianas, gays, bisexuales y trans (LGBT) de Moldavia es un grupo diverso. Engloba a personas de distintas edades, distintas clases sociales, distintos ámbitos políticos y distintos niveles de educación. Está constituida por ciudadanos pertenecientes a movimientos comunitarios de base y ONG institucionales, activistas y profesionales, y cuenta con el apoyo de la comunidad internacional.

12 August 2014
Europe and the CIS
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Chisinau, Moldavie: La Communauté des Lesbiennes, Gays, Bisexuels et Transgenres en Moldavie est un groupe diversifié. Elle se compose de personnes de tout âge, issues de différentes classes sociales, de diverses orientations politiques et différents niveaux d’éducation. Cela comprend des citoyens issus de mouvements populaires aux ONG institutionnelles, des militants et professionnels et, a le soutien de la communauté internationale.

12 August 2014
Europe and the CIS
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Bentiu, South Sudan: From my time as a United Nations Volunteer with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), I will always remember waking up to the sounds of gunshots and heavy mortar shelling on Monday the 16th of December 2013. An uneventful weekend had been followed by one of the most chaotic and frightening times in my life.

07 April 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa
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