SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
International UN Volunteer Kyoreh Yoo serves as Project Coordinator with UNICEF. Based in Batticaloa, Kyoreh supports implementation of Child-Friendly Cities Initiative (CFCI) in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka. A UNICEF-led initiative, CFCI first launched in 1996 to respond to the challenges of children's rights in an increasingly urbanized world.
30 October 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Prabesh's main task revolves around civil engineering and other technical support to disaster risk reduction and community development. He is responsible for the distribution of agricultural assets like water pumps, tractors and threshers in support of community-owned and led management systems.
21 October 2022
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
Corina Elsa Rueda Borrero testifies that she has always dreamed of working for human rights in a context that needs her the most. Serving in Afghanistan, a country with a long history of armed international conflict and with a complex political scenario, a regular day for her can include meetings with civil society actors or working to confirm the number of casualties after incidents like an explosion, suicide attack, target killing or case of torture.
20 September 2022
Asia and the Pacific
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Under a partnership with the Government of the Russian Federation established in 2018, UNV is offering UN Volunteer assignments in different areas of expertise for Russian nationals.
28 December 2021
Global
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Dealing with isolation through volunteering Now that the spotlight has shone bright on what isolation can do to us as individuals and societies, it is time to put more sustainable mechanisms into place to deal with isolation, especially among senior citizens. 
27 August 2021
Global
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Throughout the event, representatives from member states, UN entities, civil society including volunteer organisations, the private sector, academia and the world’s volunteers will come together to reimagine volunteering for the 2030 Agenda. More than 13,000 people have registered their attendance. To join and receive the links to the sessions, please register at  volunteerSDGs.org.
13 July 2020
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Throughout the event, representatives from member states, UN entities, civil society including volunteer organisations, the private sector, academia and the world’s volunteers will come together to reimagine volunteering for the 2030 Agenda. More than 13,000 people have registered their attendance. To join and receive the links to the sessions, please register at  volunteerSDGs.org.
13 July 2020
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
Inequality is a paradox of our modern society. A 2018 Oxfam International report shows that 26 people own the same wealth as 3.8 billion who make up the poorest half of humanity.
18 July 2019
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Having previously worked with multiple UN agencies on SDG nationalization and localization process, governance and multi-stakeholder approaches to inclusive development, Delawar believes his work as International UN Volunteer in Baku at the UNDP Country Office is making a real difference.
12 July 2019
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 4: Quality education
Nearly 150 participants from government institutions, academia, and UN agencies attended the launching ceremony. Mr. Wang Jiarui, Chairman of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Mr. Hang Yuanxiang, Executive Vice Chairman of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Mr. Olivier Adam, UNV Executive Coordinator, Mr. Zhang Yi, Deputy Director General of CICETE and Mr. Devanand Ramiah, UNDP China Deputy Residence Representative jointly launched the project.
21 June 2019
Global
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