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 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Si existe un tema en el que parecen imperar las anécdotas y en el que abundan los mitos en el ámbito del voluntariado para el desarrollo, sobre el que se han defendido con ahínco las distintas opiniones y se han mantenido interesantes debates, es la cuestión de la relación entre género y voluntariado.  En mi calidad de activista a favor de los derechos de la mujer, a veces suscito enérgicas reacciones en mis colegas cuando hablo del mandato del programa VNU relativo a la promoción del voluntariado –a menudo comparado al discurso teñido de romanticismo sobre la “triple carga” que constituye

13 October 2017
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Tres Voluntarias ONU nacionales trabajan para empoderar a las adolescentes creando conciencia sobre los derechos de la mujer entre las propias adolescentes, sus familias y las autoridades locales y abordando cuestiones tales como los matrimonios precoces, la sexualidad y la violencia de género. Su trabajo contribuye al Programa Conjunto (PC) Saqilaj B’e ejecutado por ONU Mujeres, la OPS/WHO, la UNESCO, el UNFPA y el UNICEF, junto con el Gobierno de Guatemala.


11 August 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Three national UN Volunteers are working to empower adolescent girls by raising awareness amongst adolescents, their families and local authorities on women’s rights, and addressing issues such as early marriage, sexuality and violence against women. Their work contributes to the Saqilaj B’e Joint Programme (JP) implemented by UN Women, PAHO/WHO, UNESCO, UNFPA and UNICEF, together with the Government of Guatemala. 


11 August 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Mobilisation rapide de Volontaires ONU


26 May 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Rapid mobilization of UN Volunteers


18 May 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality

Des opportunités pour tous


25 May 2017
Arab States
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality

Bringing opportunities to all


From education to employment, the opportunities offered to men and women in Gaza are not equal. With programs implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, this is slowly changing. Together, they promote gender equality in Gaza through volunteerism and women’s participation. There are currently 60 UN Volunteers in the State of Palestine, 26 are women.


05 May 2017
Arab States
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

En tant que Jeune Volontaire des Nations Unies, Andrea est amenée à travailler sur différents projets, qui ont pour objectif commun de renforcer le pouvoir d’action des femmes dans tous ses aspects. Andrea peut se retrouver une semaine sur le terrain afin de superviser des formations en commerce et entrepreneuriat suivies par des membres de groupes de producteurs et, la semaine suivante, représenter son équipe programmatique lors d’une formation sur l’égalité des sexes et le changement climatique destinée aux membres du Parlement.


24 May 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Pas moins de 68 % des femmes et des filles âgées de 15 à 49 ans en Asie et dans le Pacifique sont confrontées à une forme ou une autre de violence durant leur vie. Il s’agit de l’une des proportions les plus élevées constatées dans le monde entier.

24 May 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 5: Gender equality

As many as 68 per cent of women and girls aged 15-49 in Asia and the Pacific face some form of violence in their lifetime. This is one of the highest levels reported in the world.

24 May 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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