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 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

In total, around 206 UN Volunteer teachers were deployed over the course of 3 school years, to provide quality, inclusive and equitable education services to both 31,231 Palestinian refugee children already living in Lebanon and 5,318 Palestinian refugee children who newly arrived from Syria.

The support of UN Volunteer teachers was extended to UNRWA schools for the academic years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

19 December 2019
Arab States
Our stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The West Bank field office, located in East Jerusalem, supports over 800,000 refugees of whom 25 per cent live in 19 camps.  Some camps are located next to major towns, while others are in rural areas.

Takuma gained first-hand practical field experience during his assignment, working with project staff across a range of sectors implementing reform initiatives identified in the West Bank Annual Operational Plan and UNWRA Medium Term Strategy. 

14 March 2019
Arab States
Our stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Since 1950, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has been working to ensure recognition of the rights of five million refugees in the Near East. Among them are over half a million children who continue to receive quality education.


28 February 2019
Arab States
Our stories
SDG 4: Quality education

In Lebanon, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) delivers education services to Palestinian youth who, despite their refugee status, deserve the opportunity to be students.

15 June 2017
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SDG 4: Quality education

Au Liban, l’Office de secours et de travaux des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés de Palestine dans le Proche-Orient (UNRWA) fournit des services d’éducation aux jeunes palestiniens, qui ne doivent pas être privés de leur droit aux études même s’ils sont des réfugiés.

15 June 2017
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme continues to demonstrate its ability to meet contemporary development and peace challenges.  In 2016, UNV’s response to the refugee and migrant influx showcased this flexibility and rapid action capabilities through the deployment of hundreds of UN Volunteers who support humanitarian and development initiatives benefiting Syrian refugees and their host communities.

Responding to the refugee and migrant influx in Europe

18 April 2017
Arab States
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Le programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) continue à prouver sa capacité à réunir le développement contemporain et les défis liés à la paix. En 2016, la réponse du programme VNU face aux flux migratoires de réfugiés et de migrants a mis en valeur cette souplesse et cette capacité d’action rapide par le déploiement de centaines de Volontaires des Nations Unies soutenant les initiatives humanitaires et de développement, favorisant les réfugiés syriens et leurs communautés d’accueil.

Répondre aux flux migratoires de réfugiés et de migrants en Europe

27 April 2017
Arab States
Our stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme continues to demonstrate its ability to meet contemporary development and peace challenges.  In 2016, UNV’s response to the refugee and migrant influx showcased this flexibility and rapid action capabilities through the deployment of hundreds of UN Volunteers who support humanitarian and development initiatives benefiting Syrian refugees and their host communities.

Responding to the refugee and migrant influx in Europe

18 April 2017
Arab States
Our stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

El programa de Voluntarios de las Naciones Unidas (VNU) continúa demostrando su capacidad de afrontar los desafíos actuales de desarrollo y paz . En el año 2016, la acción del programa VNU ante la afluencia de refugiados y de migrantes probó sus capacidades de flexibilidad y pronta respuesta, desplegando cientos de voluntarios que apoyan las iniciativas humanitarias y de desarrollo en favor de los refugiados sirios y las comunidades de acogida.  

Respuesta a la afluencia de refugiados y de migrantes a Europa

18 April 2017
Arab States
Our stories
SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

An international meeting of United Nations representatives is underway today and tomorrow, January 23-24, in Helsinki to discuss and agree on a comprehensive relief plan to provide aid in strife-torn Syria. UN Volunteers are an essential part of the response to this humanitarian crisis.  Highly qualified and largely from developing countries themselves, they provide relief and ensure the delivery of basic social services to refugees, as well as their host communities, and promote peace-building.

23 January 2017
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