SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
To address the commune's difficulties in mobilizing resources, Denis recommended a new strategy to the local council: to engage non-resident nationals to recover taxes and strengthen economic development.
13 September 2021
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Originally from Bosso, Ousmane has seen more than 8,000 people from his community flee their homes. However, he chose to stay. "Abandoning was not an option for me. I had to help my community. I had to be there to help young people overcome this situation," he says.
24 August 2021
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The UN Community Volunteers represent the UNDP in these communities and are responsible for implementing the project at various levels. They assist in identifying small and medium enterprises with small initiatives and support them in organizing their projects.
30 June 2021
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Today, we live in a world without borders: we are currently experiencing a global pandemic which does not follow borders; international terrorism does not follow borders; climate change does not follow borders. To address these borderless problems, you must have citizens across the world who are equally borderless and conscious about supporting the planet. I believe this is where volunteering plays a significant role and that we must invest in a future for these responsible citizens.
17 June 2021
Asia and the Pacific
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
What is unique about UN Community Volunteers is that they are from the community. They know the community; they are embedded in the community; they know the community dynamics. [We had] the opportunity to use this 'instrument' and have a direct impact on communities. --Jo Scheuer, UNDP Resident Representative in Mali
19 May 2021
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
From India, to Uzbekistan and Zambia, the spirit and commitment of volunteerism is alive and well.
27 November 2020
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The UN Community Volunteers deployed – seven women and seven men – initially underwent training in the peaceful resolution and management of conflicts, including gender-based violence, to sensitize women and girls, local and religious authorities, and the population. The volunteers held 132 dialogue sessions in the five communes of Conakry: Matoto, Kaloum, Ratoma, Dixinn, and Matam.  One of these is Alpha Makanera. 
20 November 2020
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The team of UN Volunteers in Serbia comprises 65 such dedicated young Roma as Silvija, Kristina and Meti. They have been trained to become activists, fighting for the inclusion of Roma, against discrimination and social injustice and supporting the vulnerable members of the Roma community. 
19 October 2020
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Through their partnership, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Volunteers (UNV) programme have deployed 10 such UN Community Volunteers in the different regions of Senegal. 
28 September 2020
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
During her assignment at the Forum for Development and Multi-ethnic Cooperation (FDMC), Tatjana visited healthcare workers in local health centres, partook in a creative information campaign to raise the awareness on the importance of vaccination, and delivered protective materials. Moreover, she supported social clubs and paid visits to the people of her community living in vulnerable conditions in Graçanicë/Gračanica.
25 September 2020
Europe and the CIS
Success stories