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 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

They came to share their experiences, learn from each other and build a network of colleagues and friends to help them overcome the many difficulties they face in challenging contexts like Mali, the Democratic Republic of thr Congo, Liberia and elsewhere.

01 March 2018
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

The community radio project helps improve access to information and public services for marginalized rural communities. The radio stations are entirely run by volunteers from the communities, a diverse bunch of inspired, mostly young people, eager to learn and contribute their time and energy. They know the communities, people and various ethnic languages.

13 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Living in Pakistan since September 2015 has truly been an eye-opener. In a developing country where most of the population are youth, I have seen first-hand how we in the UN can actively influence young people to realize the benefits of women’s empowerment and give equal opportunities to women and girls. As a UN Volunteer, I encourage people to take action.


10 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Ma présence sur le territoire pakistanais depuis septembre 2015 m’a fait découvrir les réalités que vivent les populations des pays en développement, en particulier lorsque cette population est en majorité jeune. Je me rends compte de l’opportunité immense qu’ont les Nations unies d’emmener les jeunes à contribuer de manière active à la réalisation de l’autonomisation des femmes et à en récolter les retombées, ainsi qu’à donner des chances égales à chaque femme et chaque fille. Il est désormais de mon ressort de promouvoir et d’encourager les gens à passer à l’action.

10 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Vivir en Pakistán ha sido, desde septiembre de 2015, una verdadera revelación en cuanto a las condiciones que se experimentan en un país en desarrollo, especialmente en uno donde la mayor parte de la población son jóvenes. Puedo ver de primera mano cómo la ONU tiene la gran oportunidad de influenciar directamente en los jóvenes para que se den cuenta de los beneficios del empoderamiento de las mujeres, y también de ofrecer oportunidades iguales a mujeres y niñas. Ahora es mi deber promover y alentar a las personas a emprender acciones al respecto.


10 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

UN Women and UN Volunteers launched a community-focused radio project in Quetta, Pakistan, in 2017. The aim of this project was to empower women through community focused-radio and volunteerism. It engaged marginalized women and youth in two towns, and established establish community-based radio programmes for entertainment, information and education purposes.

29 January 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

"Voces contra la Violencia" Togo es un proyecto valorado en 85.000 dólares, financiado y ejecutado por el programa de Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas (VNU) en Togo entre octubre de 2016 y abril de 2017. Se basa en un programa de educación informal desarrollado por ONU Mujeres y la Asociación Mundial de Guías y Scouts que apunta a luchar contra la violencia de género, visibilizando entre los estudiantes de secundaria las raíces de la violencia, las formas de prevenirla y las soluciones posibles.

30 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

"Voices Against Violence" in Togo is an $85,000 USD project that was funded and implemented by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme between October 2016 and April 2017.  The project is based on an informal education program developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women.  It aims to fight against gender-based violence by raising the awareness of young secondary students about the root causes of violence, ways to prevent it, and finding solutions.

30 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Voix Contre la Violence” au Togo est un projet de 85 000 USD financé et mis en œuvre par le programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies entre octobre 2016 et avril 2017. Le projet, basé sur un programme d’éducation non formel développé par l’Association Mondiale des Guides et des Eclaireuses et ONU Femmes, a pour but de lutter contre les violences basées sur le genre en sensibilisant les jeunes collégiens et lycéens sur les causes profondes de la violence, les moyens de prévention et les réponses à y apporter.

30 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Les conclusions de l’étude menée par le sous-groupe de travail en matière de violence fondée sur le genre en Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale révèlent une prévalence plus élevée de la violence sexuelle et sexiste depuis le dernier rapport produit en 2016, plus particulièrement dans les pays aux prises avec des conflits armés.

28 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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