SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Nazlı is a passionate Turkish volunteer who discovered her love for voluntarism during community service projects, where she tutored at a village school. With her background in teaching English and a Master’s in Social Policy, Nazlı’s dream was to combine her desire to serve #foreverychild and her evidence-generation skills. She would later describe volunteering as “devotion, sharing and impactful”.
18 January 2024
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
As we are leaving the third year of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration behind us, UNCCD is introducing innovative ways to combat climate change and its effects. Keeping technological developments in focus, the Land Restoration Information Hub aims to provide easy access to information and encourage collaboration and engagement by collecting data and best practices on one platform.
23 October 2023
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
A young postgraduate in Development Anthropology, I started my journey as a developmental professional with a provisional non-governmental organization in 1991, working as Coordinator for a Course on Ecology and Environment in a remote tribal district of Kandhamal in the state of Odisha, India. Over the next 8-9 years, I worked with many provisional non-governmental organizations and international universities on issues of forestry, environment, tribes and livelihoods.
04 October 2023
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
With the spirit of volunteering deeply rooted in her, Fatouma has always had the drive to empower young people. Her journey started in Geneva where she interned with the Permanent Mission of Djibouti to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. Armed with knowledge and experience, and having youth empowerment at heart, she returned to Djibouti to volunteer as Regional Coordinator and Youth Development Delegate with UNDP. Within her assignment, she has been implementing the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP) in her country since 2021.
11 August 2023
Arab States
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SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
WFP supported the government as it mobilized to provide immediate food assistance to families in the areas hit worst by the flooding. UN Volunteers were an integral part of the WFP team.
03 June 2023
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Digital transformation brings new possibilities where we can measure the sustainability, track detriments such as green house emissions and maximize use of our existing resources. This is part of UNEP's Medium Term Strategy, the outcomes of which I support.  
06 March 2023
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change
Among its many mandates, UNDP works with communities in crises to help manage and reduce risks, and works with national and local governments worldwide to incorporate resilience and recovery into its crisis response. Deploying personnel immediately on the ground after the onset of a crisis, UNDP links humanitarian response to long term recovery.
18 August 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I joined UNHCR Kenya as a UN Volunteer in June 2018 and have just concluded my volunteer assignment. During this period, I worked closely with my colleagues at UNHCR Kenya in promoting sustainable cities and communities. Our aim has been to help and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
15 August 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
To promote intergenerational solidarity, two UN Volunteers serving with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in Kenya met during a training session organized by the UNV Kenya Office.
12 August 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I serve with the UN Environment and Climate Security Advisor to Somalia, whose position is under the UN Environment Programme, but who is seconded to the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). This way, I have the unique opportunity to serve with two agencies. With the Climate Security Advisor, our overarching goal is to assist Somali communities in becoming resilient to increasingly recurrent and frequent climatic shocks, while also mitigating possible climate-related conflicts.
11 August 2022
East and Southern Africa
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