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, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

According to World Bank data, half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is under 25 years of age and each year until 2035, there will be half a million more 15-year-olds than the year before.

While Africa’s youth bulge could present an opportunity for innovation and economic growth for the continent, many countries still struggle to provide sufficient perspectives for their youth. Youth unemployment continues to be a challenge for Sub-Sahara Africa with rates being as high as 60 per cent in some countries.

24 July 2018
News
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

J’ai été une Jeune Volontaire des Nations Unies aux îles Comores pendant un peu moins d’un an. L’archipel des Comores est situé sur la côte sud-est de l’Afrique ; le pays voisin à l’est est le Mozambique tandis que le Madagascar est situé sur sa côte nord-ouest.

Durant mon affectation, j’étais chargée d’appuyer la communication au Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD).

15 February 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

I was a UN Youth Volunteer in Comoros for a little less than a year. Comoros is situated off the south-east coast of Africa; Mozambique is on its east and Madagascar on the north-west.

During my assignment, I worked as a UN Youth Volunteer in Communication for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

15 February 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories