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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 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

African countries and WHO are redoubling their efforts to strengthen people’s health and well-being in a region with some of the highest rates of disease in the world. With the Africa Women Health Champions, UNV and WHO will recruit early-career women professionals to promote health across the 47 countries where WHO is present on the continent.

16 March 2020
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Inequality is a paradox of our modern society. A 2018 Oxfam International report shows that 26 people own the same wealth as 3.8 billion who make up the poorest half of humanity.

18 July 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

The enhancing security, co-existence and protection through refugee outreach volunteer’s project in Kalobeyei was launched in 2017 by UNV. The project, funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was implemented by Lutheran World Federation LWF with support from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). In Kakuma, it is the first time that a UN Agency piloted a refugee youth volunteer project through an organized structure.


09 May 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The consultation facilitated substantive discussions and generated great interest from partners to further strengthen and leverage the role of volunteerism to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

16 April 2019
News
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The regional launch of the SWVR 2018 coincided with the International Volunteer Day 2018 (IVD 2018) Commemorations. The event was organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) in Zimbabwe with support of Higherlife Foundation, VSO and other UNV’s key partners in Zimbabwe. It was preceded by a Youth Dialogue on volunteerism on 4 December facilitated by UNV Regional Manager, Mr. Njoya Tikum, and aimed at kick starting the discussions on the results and recommendations of the SWVR 2018, and the implications particilay for the youth in Africa.


20 December 2018
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

As the world commemorated October 17th as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, key 'Buy Malawi' strategy stakeholders recognized the initiative as pivotal in tackling poverty in Malawi. Like most developing countries, a large proportion of the population generally prefer imported products and services to local ones.

17 October 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

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10 August 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

La Cumbre YouthConnekt Africa (YCA) representó una oportunidad única de reunir bajo el mismo techo a socios del desarrollo para analizar intervenciones que empoderan a los jóvenes basadas en hechos. El voluntariado se colocó en el corazón de la Cumbre, y las plataformas de voluntariado juvenil y movilización del voluntariado se invocaron como estrategias clave para canalizar la energía y el espíritu innovador de la juventud de la región a la hora de acelerar el progreso del continente africano hacia los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS).


21 July 2017
News
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The YouthConnekt Africa Summit (YCA) provides a unique opportunity that brings together development partners under one roof to discuss evidence-based interventions that empower youth. Volunteerism is at the heart of the Summit, where youth volunteer platforms and volunteer mobilization are advocated as key strategies to channel the energy and innovative spirit of youth in the region to accelerate Africa’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


21 July 2017
News
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Inspired by a strong will to make a difference, young people are very keen to tackle the challenges faced by youth all over the world. This is why UNV and AIESEC are organizing a workshop in Dakar, Senegal, on 7-8 September 2016, with the objective to harness Africa’s youth potential to meet the SDGs through volunteerism.

01 September 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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