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 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Volunteering is an essential tool for strengthening national capacities, promoting the implementation of development actions and the social inclusion of youth. In this regard, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme helps Member States to create an enabling environment for the promotion of volunteerism and the development of volunteer infrastructures.

10 August 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

El programa de ayuda a África de la Unión Soviética, clausurado tras la disolución de la URSS, era conocido por enviar al extranjero a profesionales con talento. A medida que las actividades del programa llegaban gradualmente a su fin, muchos profesionales volvieron a casa con sus familias. Pero el Dr. Teljan Jounisbekov sintió la necesidad de continuar sirviendo al pueblo de Burundi. Optó por quedarse en el país y dedicarse a su pasión, una decisión que fue valorada por el Ministerio de Salud de Burundi y respaldada por la oferta de una extensión de su contrato. El Dr.

19 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality

Soundio Idrissa Coulibaly est Volontaire des Nations Unies international chargé des questions du genre. De nationalité ivoirienne, Soundio est formateur à la MINUSMA sur le Genre depuis avril 2014. Dans le cadre de la célébration de la Journée internationale des femmes, Soundio nous donne un aperçu de sa perception du genre, 

pour moi l’appropriation du genre en général et le respect de la femme en particulier commence au berceau » dit Soundio Idrissa Coulibaly, Volontaire des Nations Unies international chargé du Genre au sein de la MINUSMA.

08 March 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire: I served as UN Volunteer head of the public information office of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in Daloa, the third largest city of the country. My duty was to use all public information means to create a peaceful environment, to build confidence and help the people of the region fulfil their dreams of peace and reconstruction in an environment of stability, security and cohesion.

01 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire: I served as UN Volunteer head of the public information office of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in Daloa, the third largest city of the country. My duty was to use all public information means to create a peaceful environment, to build confidence and help the people of the region fulfil their dreams of peace and reconstruction in an environment of stability, security and cohesion.

01 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Je suis Volontaire de l’ONU en tant que Surveillant de générateurs auprès de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI). Je travaille à l’installation, la maintenance et la réparation des générateurs dans le secteur d’Abidjan. Je me déplace également dans d’autres secteurs pour venir en aide à mes collègues mécaniciens, pour réparer les générateurs.

24 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire:  I am a UN Volunteer serving as UNV Generator Mechanic Supervisor with the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI). I am involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of generator units in the Abidjan sector. I also travel to different sectors to assist my generator mechanic colleagues in the repair of generator units.
 
24 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Abiyán, Côte d’Ivoire: Soy Voluntario de la ONU y Supervisor de Mecánicos de Generadores en la Operación de las Naciones Unidas en Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI). Participo en la instalación, el mantenimiento y la reparación de generadores en la zona de Abiyán. También viajo a diferentes sectores para ayudar a mis colegas mecánicos en la reparación de generadores.

24 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Man, Côte d'Ivoire: Originally from Niger, My name is Samira Keita and I am a United Nations Volunteer Civil Affairs Officer in Man, Ivory Coast. Having earned a Master’s Degree in NGO Management and Development from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, I was first introduced to the work of the United Nations while interning at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva, becoming a consultant in the aftermath.

29 May 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire:  In June 2014, 500 highly qualified and committed young Africans arrived in the United States to participate in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Among them was UN Online Youth Volunteer Jordan Sera from Côte d’Ivoire.

Launched by President Barack Obama in 2010,YALI is a United States Department of State initiative aimed at educating and promoting networking among young African leaders. This includes a fellowship to study in the United States for several weeks.

29 December 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa
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