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
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 1: No poverty, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

East and Southern Africa are vulnerable to climate change, food insecurity and water scarcity. These issues have been exacerbated further by rapid population growth, urbanization and overgrazing. Over 36 million people face hunger across East and Southern Africa largely due to drought and high temperatures.

12 September 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

It was during my university years in the United States that I became more aware of the injustice in the world, by meeting students who had lived in poverty or experienced civil wars as a child, and studying about conflicts happening in different regions. Working to help people became my goal.

A few years later, I was at the United Nations headquarters explaining and promoting its work to visitors from around the world as Tour Guide. By the time I had joined the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, I was eager to go to the field to work directly with the people.

29 May 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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Zanzibar, Tanzania: As a UN Volunteer working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zanzibar, I am involved in activities on sexual and reproductive health, working closely with government institutions. Looking for new innovative methods to raise the awareness of young people is one of the things I have been working on during my assignment with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. Theatre is a good way to raise awareness of women-related issues.

08 March 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Zanzíbar, Tanzanía : Como Voluntaria de las Naciones Unidas con el Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas (UNFPA) en Zanzíbar estoy involucrada en actividades de salud sexual y reproductiva, y trabajo en estrecha colaboración con instituciones gubernamentales. Una de las cosas en las que he estado trabajando durante mi asignación con el programa de Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas (VNU) ha sido buscar nuevos métodos innovadores para llamar la atención de la gente joven. El teatro es una buena manera de concientizar sobre los temas que conciernen a las mujeres.  

08 March 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Zanzibar, Tanzania: En tant que Volontaire des Nations Unies travaillant avec le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la population (UNFPA) à Zanzibar, je suis impliquée dans des activités liées à la santé sexuelle et reproductive, en étroite collaboration avec les institutions gouvernementales. La recherche de nouvelles méthodes innovantes pouvant sensibiliser les jeunes est un des axes sur lequel j’ai travaillé durant ma mission pour le programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU).

08 March 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Julie Lillejord (Norway) is a former UN Volunteer with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).  She currently works as a Gender Policy Junior Professional Officer (JPO) with the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
 

08 March 2012
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