En

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.

view
East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
view
West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
view
Arab States
Arab States
view
Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
view
Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
view
Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Bentiu, South Sudan: I am serving as a UN Volunteer Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

I had been a UNV intern sponsored by the Government of Italy in 2004 in Sudan with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), after which I worked for an NGO.

24 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Between Friday 8 July and Sunday 10 July, heavy fighting broke out in Juba which had consequences for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Agencies, Funds and Programmes active in the country.

A ceasefire was declared on Monday 11 July 2016. At least 272 people have been killed in the recent violence. Two peacekeepers and one United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) staff lost their lives while several other peacekeepers have sustained injuries. 

18 July 2016
News
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Bentiu, South Sudan: When fighting broke out in South Sudan in 2013, many civilians were killed and thousands of people sought protection at the UN base in Bentiu, with a large influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). This posed serious challenges to the management of the sites –scarcity of space and resources, an increase in inter-communal tensions, looting and attacks to humanitarian assets, and increased sexual and gender based violence (SGBV).

26 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Rumbek, South Sudan: As a UNV Human Rights Officer with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the main part of my assignment is to monitor, verify and report human rights violations as per the Mandate (2241, 2015). In 2014, I led the integrated (uniformed-civilian) emergency response of the Human Rights Division (HRD) in Rumbek during an outbreak of inter-communal violence, looting and a new and emerging trend of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) in communities in Rumbek East.
 
17 March 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Rumbek, Sudán del Sur:  Como Oficial de Derechos Humanos VNU con la Misión de las Naciones Unidas en Sudán del Sur (UNMISS), mi labor más importante es realizar un seguimiento, verificar e informar de las violaciones de los derechos humanos de acuerdo con el Mandato (2241, 2015).
17 March 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Yambio, South Sudan: "I started doing voluntary work when I was in primary school so the spirit of volunteerism has always been with me" says Robert Kiiza, a UN Volunteer from Uganda, based in Yambio South Sudan.

In 2012, Robert became an UN Volunteer with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as a Fire Safety Assistant in the Aviation Section. When he got deployed in Juba, there were only two fire safety personnel across the mission and he was asked to coordinate fire related activities in areas where UNMISS launched air operations.

21 September 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Bentiu, South Sudan: When Katia Cristina Da Silva, from Portugal, joined the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in 2007, her main goal was to use her skills to improve the lives of others and share her expertise to enhance the capacity of others.  Since then, Katia has been a UN Volunteer in East Timor, Nepal, Sudan, and South Sudan.

In April 2013, Katia joined the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as a UNV Civil Affairs Officer having been a UN Volunteer with the United Nations Mission in Sudan  from 2009 to 2011.

03 June 2015
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories

Bentiu, Sudán del Sur: De mi época como Voluntario de las Naciones Unidas en la Misión de las Naciones Unidas en Sudán del Sur (UNMISS), siempre recordaré el momento en el que me despertó el ruido de disparos de armas de fuego y de morteros pesados el lunes 16 de diciembre de 2013. Tras una semana sin incidentes se produjo uno de los momentos más caóticos y espeluznantes de mi vida.

07 April 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories

Dr. Meroni Abraham joined the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) as a UNV Medical Officer in 2012, after having worked as a medical doctor in Ethiopia and Eritrea for over 15 years.

07 April 2014
News
SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Bentiu, Soudan du Sud : De mon service en tant que Volontaire des Nations Unies auprès de la Mission des Nations Unies au Soudan du Sud (UNMISS), je me souviendrai toute ma vie de ce matin du lundi 16 décembre 2013 où je me suis réveillé au son d’armes à feu et de tirs de mortier. A un weekend tranquille avait succédé l’un des moments les plus chaotiques et effrayants de ma vie. 

07 April 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories