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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 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Les opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies reposent traditionnellement sur le personnel militaire. Au cours des 25 dernières années, les fonctions de police et les fonctions civiles se sont imposées de façon exponentielle comme une réponse aux nouveaux conflits et aux menaces émergentes contre la paix dans le monde entier.

29 May 2017
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

UN peacekeeping operations traditionally rely on military personnel. Over the last 25 years, police and civilian functions have exponentially grown as a response to new conflicts and emerging threats to peace around the world, but also in response to calls for a stronger “people focus” of peace operations. UN operations are now tasked with maintaining peace but also supporting institutions of governance, human rights monitoring, security sector reform, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of former combatants and other critical areas in order to build a truly sustainable peace.

29 May 2017
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire: I served as UN Volunteer head of the public information office of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in Daloa, the third largest city of the country. My duty was to use all public information means to create a peaceful environment, to build confidence and help the people of the region fulfil their dreams of peace and reconstruction in an environment of stability, security and cohesion.

01 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire: I served as UN Volunteer head of the public information office of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in Daloa, the third largest city of the country. My duty was to use all public information means to create a peaceful environment, to build confidence and help the people of the region fulfil their dreams of peace and reconstruction in an environment of stability, security and cohesion.

01 August 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire:  I am a UN Volunteer serving as UNV Generator Mechanic Supervisor with the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI). I am involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of generator units in the Abidjan sector. I also travel to different sectors to assist my generator mechanic colleagues in the repair of generator units.
 
24 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Je suis Volontaire de l’ONU en tant que Surveillant de générateurs auprès de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI). Je travaille à l’installation, la maintenance et la réparation des générateurs dans le secteur d’Abidjan. Je me déplace également dans d’autres secteurs pour venir en aide à mes collègues mécaniciens, pour réparer les générateurs.

24 May 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme regret to announce the death of a United Nations Volunteer who was serving as civilian personnel in the Engineering Section of UNOCI.

Mrs. Anita Andreevska Mitrovska was killed during the attack that took place on Sunday, 13 March in Grand-Bassam, outside of Abidjan, condemned by the Secretary – General of the United Nations. http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=9526

14 March 2016
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: As a master student in Canada, I studied Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) processes in West African countries. While doing my internship with UNDP in Namibia, a colleague who was a UN Volunteer encouraged me to register online. I did not have a clue what the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme was, but I took her advice anyway. About a year later, I was recruited to serve as UN Volunteer DDR Officer, which was an academic dream come true.
04 March 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa
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