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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
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Los Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas, la mayoría de ellos ingenieros, entre los cuales había expertos en agricultura, silvicultura, contabilidad y apoyo administrativo y logístico, se integraron en el proyecto de Demolición y Retirada de Escombros y en el Programa de Gestión Integral del Riesgo de Desastres, ambos ejecutados por el PNUD.  

19 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

The earthquake, which hit Nepal on 25 April 2015 with multiple aftershocks, brought about widespread destruction across the country and resulted in 8,790 deaths, 22,300 injuries and 755,549 houses that were either damaged or completely destroyed. 

In coordination with UNDP experts on demolition, UN Volunteers undertook the structural assessment of public and private buildings damaged by the earthquake, including schools, health posts and monasteries.

19 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Le séisme, qui a frappé le Népal le 25 avril 2015 et qui a été suivi par de nombreuses répliques, a gravement touché tout le pays : 8 790 personnes ont perdu la vie, 22 300 personnes ont été blessées et 755 549 maisons ont été endommagées ou complètement détruites.

19 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Le séisme, qui a frappé le Népal le 25 avril 2015 et qui a été suivi par de nombreuses répliques, a gravement touché tout le pays : 8 790 personnes ont perdu la vie, 22 300 personnes ont été blessées et 755 549 maisons ont été endommagées ou complètement détruites.

06 June 2017
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

El terremoto, que sacudió Nepal el 25 de abril de 2015 y que tuvo varias réplicas, provocó una destrucción generalizada en todo el país. Causó la muerte a 8.790 personas y otras 22.300 resultaron heridas, y 755.549 casas sufrieron daños o quedaron totalmente destruidas. 

06 June 2017
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

The earthquake, which hit Nepal on 25 April 2015 with multiple aftershocks, brought about widespread destruction across the country and resulted in 8,790 deaths, 22,300 injuries and 755,549 houses that were either damaged or completely destroyed.

Mostly engineers by profession, including some experts in agriculture, forestry, accounting and administrative and logistical support, the UN Volunteers were integrated into the UNDP Demolition and Debris Management Project and the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP).  

06 June 2017
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

En tant que l’une des treize femmes qui ont servi comme ingénieures dans les opérations de démolition et de gestion des décombres, organisées par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), Amina est venue a porté assistance dans les régions touchées par le séisme, grâce à ses compétences, dans un domaine traditionnellement dominé par les hommes.

31 May 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

As one of the thirteen women who served as engineers in the demolition and debris management operations of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Anima supported the earthquake-affected areas by using her skills in a traditionally male-dominated field.

“Engineering is for boys while girls are supposed to study management and work in banks,” she recalls her uncle as saying when she was still a student asking for career advice years ago.

22 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

As one of the thirteen women who served as engineers in the demolition and debris management operations of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Anima supported the earthquake-affected areas by using her skills in a traditionally male-dominated field.

“Engineering is for boys while girls are supposed to study management and work in banks,” she recalls her uncle as saying when she was still a student asking for career advice years ago.

22 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Al igual que otras doce mujeres que colaboraron como ingenieras en las operaciones de demolición y gestión de desechos del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), Anima puso sus habilidades al servicio de las áreas afectadas por el terremoto en un campo tradicionalmente dominado por hombres.

“La ingeniería es para los niños, las niñas tienen que estudiar administración y trabajar en un banco”, recuerda que le dijo su tío años atrás cuando le pidió consejo sobre qué carrera elegir.

22 March 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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