SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Rita Chiara Mele, UN Volunteer Energy Specialist, UNDP Comoros In Small Islands Development States (SIDS) like Comoros, gender and climate change are deeply interconnected. For instance, in the clean cooking sector, women have limited access to modern cooking services and still use traditional biofuels such as firewood, which cause deforestation and increase community vulnerability to climate change. 
08 March 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change
Through UNDRR’s virtual meetings, calls, and discussions, I have expanded my network and gained a greater understanding of how Sustainable Development Goal 11 – focusing on making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable – is implemented.
07 March 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change
At the start of Melody's  UN Volunteer assignment in Namwala District in Southern regions of Zambia, she supported the programme's implementation in the remote District along with a senior agriculture government official. As part of her assignment, she conducted research on different well-being indicators and prepared various project documents, including concept notes, advisories, budgets, work plans and reports.
04 March 2022
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Throughout my studies, I became interested in the interplay between social policy and economic growth. Hence, I decided to focus on the provision of quality education and how education systems impact social and economic development, especially in the context of Europe and Central Asia.  Serving as a UN Volunteer with the World Bank in line with my values: it enables me to have a real impact on improving people's access to social services, infrastructure and good jobs, as well as empowering young people. 
21 February 2022
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
According to the State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 Report, more than 312,000 people lost their lives and 277 million were affected by climate-related events between 1998 and 2020; the severe droughts in the southern Amazon were the worst in 50 years, while in Central America, a record of 30 storms a year was recorded with 8 million people affected.
11 February 2022
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
18 August 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
A UN Volunteer's journey in south-eastern Mauritania Sitting by the window on my first flight with the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) en route to Bassikounou, in the south-eastern part of the country, all I could see was the vast Sahara Desert. As I got off the airplane during a stop-over in Kiffa, heat blew into my face. The sand was playing with the wind. There was no shade. And it was about 45 degrees Celsius. The question on my mind was: how can people survive — and thrive — in a desert?  
18 August 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Paolo Marengo (38, Italy) is a UN Volunteer Project Associate supporting the UNEP Regional Office for West Asia, in Manama, Bahrain. Paolo began serving with UNEP in February of this year and is already contributing to the implementation of the Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals (GO4SDGs) initiative.
18 August 2021
Arab States
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SDG 13: Climate change
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Niger is currently conducting a study to identify, qualify and quantify the effects of environmental changes on mobility patterns.  Driven by the motivation to support the project with a design-thinking strategy for humanitarian response, Nupur Gurjar joined the initiative as an Online Volunteer. 
17 August 2021
West and Central Africa
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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
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