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.

view
East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
view
West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
view
Arab States
Arab States
view
Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
view
Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
view
Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Data supports the existence of a significant nexus between gender mainstreaming, sustaining peace, and civic and volunteer engagement. This was the topic of discussion at a side event organized on 27 October 2016 by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) at the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in New York.

03 November 2016
News
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Les données confirment l’existence d’un lien très fort entre la prise en compte des problèmes de genre, la promotion de la paix, l’engagement civique et le volontariat. C’était le thème du débat, lors d’un événement parallèle organisé le 27 octobre 2016 par le programme de Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU), le Bureau d’appui à la consolidation de la paix (BACP) et l’Entité des Nations Unies pour l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes (ONU-Femmes), à la mission permanente de l’Allemagne auprès des Nations-Unies à New York.

03 November 2016
News
UNDP, PBSO, PBSO

After announcing the ten winners of the Online Volunteering Award 2012, UNV invited citizens worldwide to vote for their favourite team. The online volunteers that helped UNDP Brazil spread the word about the Rio+20 Dialogues got the most votes. This initiative of the Brazilian government supported by the UN created a direct channel for global civil society participation in Rio+20.

05 December 2012
News
UNDP, UNDP, UNDP, UNDP, PBSO, PBSO, PBSO

Working with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), a team of three UN Online Volunteers turned the print version of the United Nations 2013 calendar into an iPhone application. The UN Calender of Observances  app is also the product of collaboration within DPI itself, including staff and interns. This personal task management tool aims to foster interest in and support for the work of the United Nations, and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Store.

05 December 2012
News
UNDP, PBSO, PBSO

After announcing the ten winners of the Online Volunteering Award 2012, UNV invited citizens worldwide to vote for their favourite team. The online volunteers that helped UNDP Brazil spread the word about the Rio+20 Dialogues got the most votes. This initiative of the Brazilian government supported by the UN created a direct channel for global civil society participation in Rio+20.

05 December 2012
News
africaine, africaine, africaine, africaine, africaine, PBSO, PBSO, PBSO, PBSO

National UN Volunteer Cagla (pronounced “Challa”) Cavusoglu began her assignment in Istanbul last September mobilizing young people in the information technology (IT) field to volunteer and train economically disadvantaged Turkish youth.  

The free e-learning courses, offered by the Cisco Networking Academy, can be put towards certificates in information and communication technologies (ICTs). Once the youth complete the training, they are encouraged to become volunteer trainers.

17 May 2012
News
UNDP, UNDP, UNDP, UNDP, PBSO, PBSO, PBSO

Aida Safura Niza Othman (Malaysia) is a former UN Volunteer who worked as a UNV Communications Officer in 2010 for UNICEF Uganda.  As part of the HPC/UNV Programme run by Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme as its implementing partner, Aida completed six weeks of training in Japan delivered by HPC in collaboration with Canadian, Swedish and other international institutes.

17 May 2012
News
UNDP, UNDP, PBSO

Diana Cocoru is a UN Online Volunteer from Romania who supports the work of Kabissa. She learned about Kabissa through the UNV Online Volunteering service.

17 May 2012
News
Ecuador, Ecuador, Ecuador, Ecuador, Ecuador, juventud, juventud, juventud, juventud, PBSO, PBSO, PBSO, PBSO

In April of 2012, a web-based platform to fight corruption was launched. This innovative civil society approach to tackle corruption through social media was introduced to the people of Kosovo. Just like other social media sites, this interactive site provides opportunities for citizens of Kosovo to freely report corruption cases that they face and exchange comments about corruption. Responsible bodies in the Government follow-up on reported cases and these reported cases will then appear as either “verified” or “unverified”.

17 May 2012
News
PBSO, PBSO, PBSO, test, test, test

Durante mi asignación como Voluntario de las Naciones Unidas, mi trabajo se realizó en la operación de la Oficina del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR) Ecuador, en el campo de Asistente de Base de Datos e Informática.

Si bien podía verse como un trabajo de “escritorio”, el día a día mostró que de escritorio tenía poco y que el voluntariado y los valores humanos iban tomando forma en cada actividad realizada.

17 May 2012
News