SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
What is unique about UN Community Volunteers is that they are from the community. They know the community; they are embedded in the community; they know the community dynamics. [We had] the opportunity to use this 'instrument' and have a direct impact on communities. --Jo Scheuer, UNDP Resident Representative in Mali
19 May 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The UN Volunteers' fresh youth attitude, talent to navigate new technologies, and boldness for new ideas and innovation are highly appreciated. They all bring a genuine wish for change and a strong commitment to contributing to the achievement of SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing. --Dr Jean-Marie Kipela, WHO representative in Guinea-Bissau
17 May 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Gulfam Mustafa, UN Volunteer Partnership and Resource Mobilization Officer serving with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea Bissau  As an international UN Volunteer, I live in a country thousands of miles away from my home. I have my family and kids back in Pakistan. Following the news of increasing COVID-19 cases causes me fear, anxiety and mental stress.
16 May 2021
Global
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SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UN Volunteers in Timor-Leste were at the heart of the humanitarian mission, supporting displaced communities. Heavy rains in early April had caused flash floods that affected the livelihoods of over 25,700 households in 13 municipalities across the country.  
06 May 2021
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UN Volunteers are serving with IOM as Staff Welfare Counsellors to support and ensure staff mental health and wellbeing. These mental health professionals reach out to staff affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those impacted by organizational restructuring and temporary suspension of projects/programmes, and others engaged in the response. They are a crucial part of the wider Staff Welfare service.
05 May 2021
Global
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
According to Mr Aouale Mohamed Abchir, the UNDP Resident Representative in Benin, the action of UN Volunteers in providing medical care and psychological support allows more than 10,300 detainees to exercise their right to health.  UN Volunteers are the first players in this project. Their work contributes directly to the good health and wellbeing of the prison population, reduces inequalities, and helps leave no one behind. --Aouale Mohamed Abchir, UNDP Resident Representative
03 May 2021
West and Central Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Since the onset of COVID-19, online content and social media have become more important forms of public communication than ever.
27 April 2021
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Oleksandra Malukalo joined the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Ukraine as a national UN Volunteer last year. She is among national UN Volunteers deployed in 79 countries and with 18 UN entities through an investment of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. UNV dedicated US $2 million for this purpose from its Special Voluntary Fund* (SVF), a flexible multi-donor fund that allows UNV to provide timely and strategic investments.
20 April 2021
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Hugo brought to UNDP his strong background in communications and digital marketing, technical skills, as well as a drive to contribute to the development of his home country, Guatemala. He has made a significant impact in various projects. One of these is En Marcha Digital, a strategic initiative that supports entrepreneurs in adapting their business models during the COVID-19 pandemic, equipping them with free digital tools to reach their clients in novel ways.
15 April 2021
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I joined WHO Botswana through the WHO/UNV Africa Women Health Champions programme.*&nbs
14 April 2021
East and Southern Africa
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