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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 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

They came to share their experiences, learn from each other and build a network of colleagues and friends to help them overcome the many difficulties they face in challenging contexts like Mali, the Democratic Republic of thr Congo, Liberia and elsewhere.

01 March 2018
Success stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

In 2014, national authorities in CAR decided to establish a Special Criminal Court (SCC) to investigate and prosecute serious human rights violations, including crimes against humanity and war crimes. The law on the creation of the Court was promulgated on the 3 June 2015. It demonstrated strong political willingness to end impunity and the importance of equality, justice and freedom in achieving sustainable peace.  

13 February 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success 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
Success stories
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
Success stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

UN Women and UN Volunteers launched a community-focused radio project in Quetta, Pakistan, in 2017. The aim of this project was to empower women through community focused-radio and volunteerism. It engaged marginalized women and youth in two towns, and established establish community-based radio programmes for entertainment, information and education purposes.

29 January 2018
Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

In 2014, national authorities in CAR decided to establish a Special Criminal Court (SCC) to investigate and prosecute serious human rights violations, including crimes against humanity and war crimes. The law on the creation of the Court was promulgated on the 3 June 2015. It demonstrated strong political willingness to end impunity and the importance of equality, justice and freedom in achieving sustainable peace.  

13 February 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

Voix Contre la Violence” au Togo est un projet de 85 000 USD financé et mis en œuvre par le programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies entre octobre 2016 et avril 2017. Le projet, basé sur un programme d’éducation non formel développé par l’Association Mondiale des Guides et des Eclaireuses et ONU Femmes, a pour but de lutter contre les violences basées sur le genre en sensibilisant les jeunes collégiens et lycéens sur les causes profondes de la violence, les moyens de prévention et les réponses à y apporter.

30 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

"Voices Against Violence" in Togo is an $85,000 USD project that was funded and implemented by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme between October 2016 and April 2017.  The project is based on an informal education program developed by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women.  It aims to fight against gender-based violence by raising the awareness of young secondary students about the root causes of violence, ways to prevent it, and finding solutions.

30 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality

The Gender Based Violence Sub Cluster Report from West and Central African countries facing armed conflict revealed that the prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence has drastically increased since the last report in 2016. It is in this line that we jointly organized, in 2017, a regional capacity building workshop on gender mainstreaming, prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in emergency and humanitarian settings in Dakar, Senegal.

28 November 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 5: Gender equality

According to a recent Oxfam study conducted in six districts in Tajikistan, 96.5% of men interviewed and 71.5% of women consider that women must tolerate violence for the benefit of the family. Needless to say, when I first read this report, only a couple of weeks after I began my assignment, I was shocked by these statistics.

24 November 2017
Europe and the CIS
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