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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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Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

A lo largo de mi carrera, siempre he tenido la idea de que un día me uniría al programa de Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas (VNU). Me inspiré en los muchos Voluntarios de la ONU que conocí durante mis años de servicio en África. Si bien la mayoría eran personas jóvenes y activas, también había gente mayor, como yo ahora; gente con una fuerte visión del voluntariado. Afortunadamente, tuve éxito en mi solicitud y me siento bendecido por trabajar en mi segunda asignación dentro del programa VNU.

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

Tout au long de ma carrière, j’ai eu envie de rejoindre un jour les Volontaires des Nations Unies (UNV). Cette envie m’a pris vie au fil des rencontres avec de nombreux Volontaires ONU durant mes années de service militaire en Afrique. Même si la plupart d’entre eux étaient de jeunes actifs, d’autres ayant le même âge que moi aujourd’hui avaient une vision plus approfondie du volontarisme. Ma candidature a heureusement été sélectionnée et je suis ravi d’en être à ce jour à ma deuxième mission UNV. 

21 September 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Throughout my career, I always had the idea of one day joining the United Nations Volunteers (UNV). I was inspired by the many UN Volunteers I met during my years of service in Africa. While most were young, active individuals, there were also older ones like me now, with a strong vision of volunteerism. Fortunately, I was successful in my application and am blessed to now be in my second UNV assignment.

21 September 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Abeche, Chad: When the closure of the United Nations Mission in Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) was announced by the UN Security Council in May, 2010, I was already posted in Abeche as a UNV Project and Advocacy Officer.

“You need to experience a liquidation phase at least once,” I was told by colleagues who had.  Some said, “I did it [the liquidation], and I will not do it again.”  Others said, “This is the most stressful period of a mission.  If you can be in your unit liquidation team, you will learn a lot.”

29 April 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Abéché, Tchad: Quand la fermeture de la Mission des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine et au Tchad (MINURCAT) a été annoncée par le Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies en mai 2010, j'étais déjà en poste à Abéché comme Officier de projet et de plaidoyer du programme VNU.

29 April 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa
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