SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Based in Nyakazi, southern Burundi, Gilbert fulfils a critical community liaison role. He collaborates with local, administrative and judicial authorities across five districts to improve the inclusivity and accessibility of services. He also strengthens the capacity of civil registry and rural land registration agents.
17 October 2021
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
At the end of July 2021, deadly floods and landslides had a devastating effect on those living in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. Initial reports estimated that 2,500 shelters were damaged or destroyed, affecting more than 12,000 refugees within 24 hours alone.
18 August 2021
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
18 August 2021
East and Southern Africa
Multimedia
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
For Fahamiya Abdou, World Environment Day is special for more than one reason. As a highly experienced environmental professional, preserving nature and the environment has always been close to her heart. But World Environment Day also marks the anniversary of her journey to joining the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as a UN Volunteer for an ecosystem restoration project. 
05 June 2021
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
20 May 2021
Arab States
Publications
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
13 January 2021
West and Central Africa
Multimedia
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Water filters, soap and hand sanitizers are essential for the survival and development of children – especially those who struggle every day from poor sanitation and a lack of access to drinking water – and have become more critical than ever during the global pandemic. In Viet Nam, UNICEF’s WASH team has distributed critical supplies to communal health centres and communities in selected provinces, reaching over 2.1 million people as of November 2020 through their immediate response.
19 November 2020
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Nizar (24), Raymonda (28) and Zeinab (27) serve as UN Youth Volunteers in Water/Irrigation Engineering, assisting with the upgrade of existing irrigation infrastructure. "The project targets the rehabilitation of existing damaged irrigation canals and the transformation of earthen canals to concrete canals," Raymonda explains.
05 October 2020
Arab States
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UN Volunteer Basmeena Safi, a UN Volunteer Health Officer with UNICEF, is sparing no effort to prevent the spread of the virus and protect communities. A specialist in healthcare, Basmeena, has supported efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus by sensitizing communities about facts surrounding COVID-19 to stop misinformation.
09 September 2020
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I have always loved to help people, to see the sick get better, and to make a difference in the lives of others. I am Ugandan, and I worked in South Sudan with Doctors with Africa CUAMM before joining UNDP.  I always quote Maya Angelou. ‘Be the rainbow in someone’s cloud.’ I have always loved to help people to see the sick get better, to make a difference in lives. --Leila Mirembe, UN Volunteer Medical Doctor
24 August 2020
East and Southern Africa
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