SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
This project includes an effective blend of volunteer involving strategies with community volunteers, and national and international UN Volunteers. 
20 January 2023
West and Central Africa
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Years of volunteer experiences in my home country have been fascinating to me and have allowed me to meet people from different backgrounds, to exchange with many groups of young beneficiaries, and to accompany them in their activities. From these experiences, I aspired to work where I could contribute my knowledge and skills beyond Madagascar, and luckily, I got an opportunity to serve in Burkina Faso as an international UN Volunteer Community Resilience Specialist.
07 December 2020
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 15: Life on land, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UNV and the crocodile skin industry? This surely was different from what most UNV assignments revolved around. Jerome Montague’s description of assignment reads as follows: To fully understand what this assignment is about, one must look at the bigger picture. Papua New Guinea achieved independence from Australia in 1975 and was needed to establish its own economy.
01 March 2019
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Arta has been involved in the Territorial Employment Pact, an innovative joint initiative of the municipality of Gjakovë/Djakovica, Austrian Development Agency and UNDP aiming to promote inclusive local economic development, serving people who are looking for skills and income to achieve a better life. Adfter graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Kosovo, Arta started working in The Ideas Partnership, a non-governmental organization that promotes employment, social inclusion, preservation of cultural heritage and healthy environment.
04 July 2018
Europe and the CIS
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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
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Women in Loja, mostly of indigenous descent, play a critical role in their economy, by managing small businesses and/or providing informal care for family members. They participate in crop production and livestock farming, and provide food and fuel for their families. However, indigenous women in Loja are disproportionally affected by poverty, gender inequalities and discrimination and do not enjoy the same rights and opportunities as men. For example, Ecuadorian’ women bear disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care work.
20 April 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
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