SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Karan Narayan serves with UNCDF's Pacific Insurance and Climate Adaptation Programme (PICAP). PICAP's main objective is to provide swift financial relief to the most vulnerable following a natural disaster. This pilot initiative targets agriculture, fisheries, retail and tourism, with a special focus on women, youth, migrants, as well as micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
11 October 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UN Volunteer Yo Kunieda supported the work of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) in Fiji from March 2020 to March 2021. Her main contributions centred on a Small Island Developing States (SIDS) project, which supports small islands to better manage disaster and climate risk. 
01 April 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Resilience in Zhouqu  UN Volunteer Zeng Yunheng has been serving as a Project Coordinator for the United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP) - Demonstration Project for Poverty Reduction and Resilience Construction - in Zhouqu County, Gansu Province in China since November 2019. Due to geological and geographical conditions, Zhouqu is one of the worst-hit areas by natural hazards in the country.
13 October 2020
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
On 29 March 2017, Peru woke up with a state-declared National Emergency in the northern part of the country. The coast had been severely affected due to the floods caused by the phenomenon ‘El Niño Costero’, where more than 1,000,000 people were affected and 200,000 people fell victim at a national level, leading to one of the most serious crises the country has faced in the last few years.
13 October 2019
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In Colombo, Sri Lanka, UN Volunteer Alex Suwitra acted to anchor the engagements of UN agencies, international partners, NGOs and government and safeguard the immediate and longer term disaster response to the needs of communities in distress. The unique geography of the country that makes it more susceptible to the effects of climate change creates a very contrasting situation – floods and landslides in the southwest parts and drought in Sri Lanka’s north and east regions.  
13 October 2019
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change
Many communities in Zimbabwe continue to suffer from unprecedented impacts of climate change and climate variability, with the impact felt harshest by the most vulnerable poor communities. From October 2015 to February 2016, for example, the country received less than 60 per cent of its long-term average rainfall, which proved to be the driest rainy season in the last 35 years. This change in climate has ravished the expected harvests and pushed many Zimbabweans into poverty and food insecurity.
05 June 2018
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 13: Climate change
International Women’s Day 2018 revolves around the theme “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”– women going on the streets, women fighting in their communities, women coming together for their rights. This is happening as much in big capitals of the world as in small communities and villages.
07 March 2018
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 13: Climate change
Just from the other side of the San Juanico bridge in Leyte, lives a man named Oscar, a local resident of Samar, the first island to be struck by typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Despite the aftermath conditions and turmoil that surrounded him, Oscar remained optimistic and decided he would find a way to serve his community.
19 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Myanmar, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), runs a Disaster Risk Reduction Youth Volunteer (DRRYV) project in support of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
16 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
Sustainable development requires that disaster risks are reduced and communities are better prepared for response and recovery. United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. As part of its mission, UNV supports global efforts to reduce the impact of disasters by working at national and community level to support disaster prevention and risk reduction strategies. UN Volunteers actively support governments and local communities with disaster risk reduction and prevention efforts.
20 October 2015
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