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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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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
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 17: Partnerships for the goals

The Pan American Games are considered the third largest sporting event in the world, behind only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. This will be the first time in history that Peru will host the competition, with close to 10,000 athletes from 41 national sports teams across the American continent competing in 39 sports and 62 disciplines. The competitions will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2019 (Pan American Games) and from 23 August to 1 September 2019 (Parapan American Games) in various venues: Lima (Metropolitan and province), Callao and Ica.

31 January 2019
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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