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
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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 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

This phase of the project engaged four community volunteer groups from Khaizi, Hazara, Sariyab and Nawa Killi, to develop radio programmes. In total, 35 female and 25 male community volunteers were trained on ICT, radio production, script writing and broadcasting and ran the community radio for the duration of one year.

On average, one radio programme was produced every 2-3 weeks. In total, 15 radio programmes were developed in one year and aired on FM101 during prime-time hours. An estimated 160 to 250 listeners tuned in for each programme.

02 May 2019
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
The HRD Programme aims to advance the reach and impact of volunteerism through the strategic deployment of skilled individuals to UN agencies engaged in peacebuilding and development. Working alongside national counterparts, UN Volunteers with the HRD Programme contribute to empowering women, youth and marginalized groups, build trust among local communities involved in some of the world’s most fragile peace processes, and work at regional and national levels to improve UN coordination.
25 May 2018
News
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

I first became a UN Volunteer in 2004 when I accepted an assignment with the United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB) as a Support Officer. I was excited about the opportunity. I still remember practically jumping from joy in my office when I received the offer. My enthusiasm was quickly dampened by the words of caution from colleagues and friends—some of them calling me crazy for being happy to land a role in a warzone.

06 March 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Vivir en Pakistán ha sido, desde septiembre de 2015, una verdadera revelación en cuanto a las condiciones que se experimentan en un país en desarrollo, especialmente en uno donde la mayor parte de la población son jóvenes. Puedo ver de primera mano cómo la ONU tiene la gran oportunidad de influenciar directamente en los jóvenes para que se den cuenta de los beneficios del empoderamiento de las mujeres, y también de ofrecer oportunidades iguales a mujeres y niñas. Ahora es mi deber promover y alentar a las personas a emprender acciones al respecto.


10 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Living in Pakistan since September 2015 has truly been an eye-opener. In a developing country where most of the population are youth, I have seen first-hand how we in the UN can actively influence young people to realize the benefits of women’s empowerment and give equal opportunities to women and girls. As a UN Volunteer, I encourage people to take action.


10 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

Ma présence sur le territoire pakistanais depuis septembre 2015 m’a fait découvrir les réalités que vivent les populations des pays en développement, en particulier lorsque cette population est en majorité jeune. Je me rends compte de l’opportunité immense qu’ont les Nations unies d’emmener les jeunes à contribuer de manière active à la réalisation de l’autonomisation des femmes et à en récolter les retombées, ainsi qu’à donner des chances égales à chaque femme et chaque fille. Il est désormais de mon ressort de promouvoir et d’encourager les gens à passer à l’action.

10 February 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

UN Women and UN Volunteers launched a community-focused radio project in Quetta, Pakistan, in 2017. The aim of this project was to empower women through community focused-radio and volunteerism. It engaged marginalized women and youth in two towns, and established establish community-based radio programmes for entertainment, information and education purposes.

29 January 2018
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 2: Zero hunger

Thiago Resende Xavier (Brazil) is a UN Volunteer Programme Policy Officer with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Pakistan.

19 October 2016
Asia and the Pacific
Videos
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Peshawar, Pakistan: My name is Hina Yousafzai and I am from Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in Pakistan. I am currently working as a UN Volunteer supporting the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Recovery Project carried out by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the capacity of Reporting & Monitoring Associate based in Peshawar.

Since early childhood, my life has been driven by two factors: my love for knowledge instilled in me by my parents, and my efforts at being understood and appreciated.

03 August 2016
Asia and the Pacific
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Skardu, Pakistan: Je suis entrée en contact pour la première fois avec GRACE Association Pakistan en 2007 via le service Volontariat en Ligne du programme VNU. A cette époque, l'association GRACE cherchait de l'aide pour rédiger des propositions pour son programme de développement de la petite enfance à Skardu, Baltistan. Cette opportunité m'a permis de découvrir la communauté de Skardu et de ses environs.

21 November 2011
Asia and the Pacific
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