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 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

As a UN Volunteer Environmental Engineer Assistant with the Environmental Compliance Unit (ECU) at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), I work with the Civil, Military and Police components of the mission. The MINUSTAH mandate is to support the Government of Haiti in the stabilization of the country and, to achieve this objective, the Mission is committed to conducting its activities in an environmentally friendly manner.

05 June 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Puerto Príncipe, Haití: Tras trabajar para el gobierno, los medios de comunicación, organizaciones europeas y ONG, decidí que quería trabajar para las Naciones Unidas. La ONU representa los valores en los que creo y trabajar para la organización me permitiría especializarme en temas como los derechos humanos y los asuntos migratorios.

11 August 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Port-au-Prince, Haïti: Après avoir travaillé pour le gouvernement, les médias, les organisations européennes ou encore pour des réseaux d’ONG, j’ai voulu travaillé au sein des Nations Unies, car je crois aux valeurs qui y sont défendues et aussi, car cela m’a apporté une expérience spécifique dans les questions de migrations et de droits de l’Homme et

11 August 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Port-au-Prince, Haiti:  After working for the Spanish government, several media outlets, EU institutions and NGO networks, I decided my future was working for the United Nations. The UN represents all the values I believe in and could specifically focus on human rights and migration issues.

11 August 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: I joined the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) as a UN Volunteer one year after the devastating earthquake that struck the country in 2010. This tragic event motivated me to dedicate my time and experience to help restore a secure and stable environment in Haiti. I now serve as a UNV Water Sanitation Engineer, supervising the water quality control laboratory and the installation of relevant water treatment plants.
 
19 May 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Port au Prince, Haiti: I am an international UN Volunteer with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) engineering section, specialized in administration and finance.

I have a dedicated passion for nature and the environment and have volunteered in my home country of Gambia to promote sustainable and profitable solutions to urban environmental challenges. 

05 February 2016
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Originaire du Tchad, je m’appelle Adoum Goulgué. Je suis actuellement Volontaire des Nations Unies à la Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti (MINUSTAH) dans la Section Police des Nations Unies (UNPOL) comme journaliste. Auparavant, j’ai travaillé comme chargé de l’information publique au bureau de la communication où je suis arrivé en juillet 2013.

29 May 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: I’m Adoum Goulgué, I’m UN volunteer at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). I work as a journalist-editor in the United Nations police (UNPOL) Section. But before that, I worked as responsible for public information at the publication unit, section of the Communication Office of Public Information, where I arrived on 01st July 2013.

I have 10 years of experience in journalism, including four in the weekly newspaper in Chad, and four others as communication officer with humanitarian NGOs in eastern Chad.

29 May 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 13: Climate change

Puerto Príncipe, Haití: Mi nombre es Francesca Pinna y soy Voluntaria de las Naciones Unidas en la oficina de país del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo (PNUD) en Haití.

16 March 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 13: Climate change

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: My name is Francesca Pinna, I am a United Nations Volunteer in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Haiti.

I never thought that I would get engaged in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It happened by chance after the earthquake that hit the Italian city of Aquila in 2009. I understood what an unexpected natural disaster could really provoke and how much destruction could have been avoided through an adequate knowledge of disaster risks and appropriate preparedness.

16 March 2015
Latin America and the Caribbean
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