DRC

SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

UN Volunteers represent well over a third of the international personnel within the UN Mission for the Stabilization of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Despite this important component of personnel, the Mission remains a highly-militarized peacekeeping operation.

18 September 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Since 2015, international UN Volunteer Jeanne Warnet (France) is assigned to the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (double mandate OHCHR and MONUSCO) as a Human Rights Officer with the Goma Field Office, Democratic Republic of Congo. Jeanne obtained this assignment at the age of 30, following her experience in criminal law and the rights of foreigners and asylum seekers.

16 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Since November 2014, I have been assigned with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) as a United Nations Volunteer Associate Civil Affairs Officer. Civil Affairs appealed to me because it works at the most local level, with a strong emphasis on field presence. I work in the area of Protection of Civilians (POC), one of the key priorities in MONUSCO’s mandate.

30 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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The 2014 theme was civic participation and active citizenship. The program started with some educational activities on eco-citizenship in Mwanga College aimed at raising the students’ awareness about the importance of protecting and respecting the environment. Among other activities, participants swept the playground, installed a trash bin installed, repainted walls and planted trees.

05 December 2014
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Joke Lannoye (Belgium) is assigned to the Youth Development programme with UNFPA Tanzania, in Zanzibar, as United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Intern. Before becoming a UN Volunteer, Joke worked with a Belgian NGO which advocates for the inclusion of disability as an integral theme within Belgian and international policies on development cooperation. Here Joke gives an account of her volunteer contributions in Tanzania:

12 August 2012
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In Honduras, the UNAIDS Volunteer Network was founded through the initiative of international UN Volunteer Michela Polesana, who is assigned to the office of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The network promotes social activities aiming to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and human rights, and set up a documentation centre in the UNAIDS office.

01 December 2011
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Dos días cargados de energía y arte urbano se vivieron en un festival de Hip Hop organizado en el mes de octubre para sensibilizar a los jóvenes sobre la prevención del VIH/SIDA y la reducción del estigma y la discriminación.

01 December 2011
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