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 17: Partnerships for the goals

Sangita talks about her volunteer assignment. “Through the project I manage, 12 community youth volunteers implement activities and campaigns to create awareness about women self-help groups, financial literacy and youth participation in government schemes, organize blood donations and health camps.”

10 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) has been supporting implementation of the United Nations Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience in South and East Asia and the Pacific since 2014.

22 May 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

El programa de Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas (VNU) ha estado apoyando la aplicación del Plan de Acción de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres para la resiliencia del sur y el este de Asia desde 2014.

22 May 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

In 2013, UNV, the Government of India, and UNDP launched a flagship initiative to provide help young people to reach their full social, economic and human potential, while instilling a strong sense of civic engagement facilitating greater youth participation in achieving sustainable development goals.

26 April 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

El programa VNU, el Gobierno de la India y el PNUD lanzaron en 2013 una iniciativa insignia de apoyo a los jóvenes para que pudieran alcanzar el máximo potencial social, económico y humano y al tiempo desarrollar un fuerte sentido de participación cívica alcanzando los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.

26 April 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Toney talks about the situation, “Open defecation poses a serious threat to the health of children in India, with 188,000 children under the age of five dying of diarrhea in the country. I took the risk and without any financial support for advance planning, took on the challenge of mass mobilizing community youth volunteers.”

One of the hardest areas to reach is Variyam, a small tribal village nestled in thick forests.

14 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Un joven anda por una calle abarrotada. A su izquierda, una pandilla le ofrece dinero para que se una a ellos. A su derecha, un grupo de jóvenes voluntarios que realiza una limpieza del río más cercano, le entrega un folleto que dice: “Hazte voluntario para marcar la diferencia”. ¿Qué camino elegirá el joven? ¿El dinero rápido o la posibilidad de desarrollar su potencial?


17 March 2017
News
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

A young man walks down a crowded street. To the left of him is a gang offering him quick cash to join them. To the right is a group of young volunteers, cleaning up the nearby river, handing him a leaflet that says, “volunteer to make a difference”. Which way does the young man turn? To the left for quick cash, or to the right where his potential lies?


17 March 2017
News
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Hindprabha mobilizes youth in the district, and talks about her volunteer work: “Over the last year, 16 community youth volunteers were mobilized to work in Palghar district. We focus our efforts on reducing malnutrition deaths in the district. We help identify acutely malnourished children and refer them to a care center. We also help create awareness in the community about causes and ill-effects of malnutrition.”

15 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Toney talks about the situation, “Open defecation poses a serious threat to the health of children in India, with 188,000 children under the age of five dying of diarrhea in the country. I took the risk and without any financial support for advance planning, took on the challenge of mass mobilizing community youth volunteers.”

One of the hardest areas to reach is Variyam, a small tribal village nestled in thick forests.

14 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories