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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
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

In August 2017, the humanitarian situation in the Rakhine State of Myanmar triggered a large influx of Rohingya civilians to cross into Bangladesh to Cox's Bazar. Since then, an estimated 655,000 Rohingyas refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, increasing the total Rohingya population residing in the Cox's Bazar area to over 866,000. The speed and scale of the refugee influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency that is being handled by UN agencies, other humanitarian partners and volunteers.

18 June 2019
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Partners for Prevention (P4P) is a UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV regional joint programme for the prevention of violence against women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.  After 10 years of operation, the project came to a close in March of this year.  A final report on the programme assessed the role volunteerism played in the primary prevention of such violence.

04 May 2018
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

As an international UN Volunteer specialized in communication, Catalin was one of the first people to be sent to Cox’s Bazar to document the response of WHO Bangladesh. “Prior to the escalation of this crisis, there were already established partnerships between WHO, the government and other health partners. With the massive influx of people from Myanmar, strategies had to be adapted to this critical situation,” explains Catalin.

07 April 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

As an international UN Volunteer specialized in communication, Catalin was one of the first people to be sent to Cox’s Bazar to document the response of WHO Bangladesh. “Prior to the escalation of this crisis, there were already established partnerships between WHO, the government and other health partners. With the massive influx of people from Myanmar, strategies had to be adapted to this critical situation,” explains Catalin.

07 April 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

I was looking at the UNV Bangladesh Facebook page when I noticed that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh was looking for a UN Volunteer to serve as Research Assistant to work on daily media briefings, data entry and standardization, and drafting policy briefs for the Democratic Governance Cluster. Their needs tied directly to my interests and areas of expertise. When UNV contacted me, it was indeed a remarkable day.

24 August 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Estaba mirando la página de Facebook de UNV Bangladesh cuando me di cuenta de que el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Bangladesh estaba buscando un Voluntario de la ONU para el puesto de Auxiliar de Investigación para trabajar en informes diarios para la prensa, introducción y normalización de datos, y elaboración de síntesis sobre políticas para el Área de Gobernanza Democrática.

24 August 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

C’est en consultant la page Facebook du programme VNU Bangladesh que j’ai remarqué que le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) au Bangladesh était à la recherche d’un volontaire pour servir en tant qu’assistant de recherche afin de tenir des séances d’informations à l’intention des médias sur une base quotidienne, collecter et assurer la normalisation de données, et rédiger des notes d’information à l’intention du groupe de gouvernance démocratique.

24 August 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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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

Hasta un 68% de las mujeres y niñas de entre 15 y 49 años en Asia y el Pacífico se enfrentan a algún tipo de violencia durante su vida. Se trata de uno de los niveles más altos registrados en el mundo.

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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