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

World Humanitarian Day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. It is a Day to commemorate all people who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme joins the world in recognizing those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.


19 August 2014
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In the aftermath of conflicts or natural disasters, people often need assistance from the international community. The United Nations is there to help get the aid flowing and to enable recovery and rehabilitation. UN Volunteers play a key part in delivering this assistance, and often at the front line.

19 August 2014
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They were called the ‘Game Makers’. This name, which empowered and acknowledged them as the real protagonists of the games, was reserved for the 70,000 volunteers who served at the recent London 2012 Paralympic Games. It was reserved for those ‘who (made) the games possible’ and included people with disabilities.

03 December 2012
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« Volontariat pour le développement : innovation et impact dans un environnement de développement en évolution constante » fut le thème de la conférence annuelle des Organisations internationales de coopération pour le volontariat (IVCO 2012) qui s’est tenue à Ottawa du 14 au 17 octobre et rassemblait les représentants d’organisations de volontaires et bénévoles du monde entier.

31 December 2012
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They were called the ‘Game Makers’. This name, which empowered and acknowledged them as the real protagonists of the games, was reserved for the 70,000 volunteers who served at the recent London 2012 Paralympic Games. It was reserved for those ‘who (made) the games possible’ and included people with disabilities.

03 December 2012
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