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 8: Decent work and economic growth

Young people gain professional, technical, and soft skills (creativity, leadership, critical thinking) that are crucial for employability through their volunteering activities.

15 July 2019
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

My time serving as a UN Youth Volunteer in Education for a year, between February 2017 to February 2018, was a great learning experience. Due to my proactive attitude, I participated in an array of activities that were instrumental to my contribution to the efforts of UNESCO IICBA in building a sustainable educational framework using ICT for schools in Ethiopia and other countries in the African Union.

18 March 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Education plays a very important role in eradicating poverty and improving health and sanitation, leading to better economic and social development and higher living standards. On 4 November 2015 in Paris, the international education community adopted the Education 2030 Framework for Action, the foundation that will anchor global efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4).

11 February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

UNESCO’s Global Citizenship Education (GCED) works to instil in learners of all ages the values, attitudes and behaviours that support responsible global citizenship: creativity, innovation and commitment to peace, human rights and sustainable development. Combined with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) these interdisciplinary learning methodologies are integral to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 Goal (SDG4) which seeks to promote equality and inclusive education for all.  

24 January 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 4: Quality education

The “Support Programme for Palestinian University Students Under Conditions of Severe Poverty” was started by the UNESCO Ramallah Office, funded by the Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Palestinian people, implemented by the Health, Development, Information and Policy Institute (HDIP), a Palestinian NGO, and supported by Sarah El Attar, from Belgium, an international UN Volunteer with UNESCO who spent almost three years working on the project through UNESCO’s Education Unit.

08 August 2018
Arab States
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

This conference, the second of its series, highlighted the power of youth volunteering to address violent extremism and promote social inclusion. The conference offered a platform for youth volunteers to connect with and influence the broader global agenda on peace and development and foster greater international collaboration among youth volunteers.

08 October 2017
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

El Voluntario de la ONU internacional Solomon Bekele (Etiopía) presta servicio en Sudán del Sur desde abril de 2016 como Especialista en Educación y Alfabetización de ganaderos dentro de un proyecto de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO) cuyo objetivo es fomentar los conocimientos y la educación para fortalecer los medios de subsistencia de los ganaderos en Sudán del Sur.


22 June 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

International UN Volunteer Solomon Bekele (Ethiopia) has been serving with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in South Sudan since April 2016 as the Pastoralist Literacy and Education Specialist for the project: Enhanced Knowledge and Education for Resilient Pastoral Livelihoods in South Sudan.


22 June 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

Depuis avril 2016, le Volontaire des Nations Unies international Solomon Bekele (originaire d’Éthiopie) travaille auprès de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’éducation, la science et la culture (UNESCO) au Soudan du Sud en tant que spécialiste de l’alphabétisation et de l’enseignement en zone rurale, dans le cadre du projet « Renforcement des connaissances et de l’éducation pour des moyens de subsistance ruraux résilients au Soudan du Sud ».

22 June 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Este curso constituye una forma de informar y preparar a estos jóvenes para que comprendan mejor el papel de los Jóvenes Voluntarios de la ONU en el contexto de las Naciones Unidas.

07 March 2017
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