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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
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Asia and the Pacific
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Never leave the desert, because the desert purifies the soul. Far from it, you are deaf and blind. So speak the Tuareg mothers. --Mano Dayak 

21 September 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger
Mariagiovanna Costa, Volontaire des Nations Unies de nationalité italienne, en service au sous-bureau du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) de la région de Mopti, rend visite aux familles de déplacés internes du camp baptisé « CAN 2002 Socoura », du nom de l’ancien stade d’entrainement des joueurs de football de la Coupe d’Afrique des Nations. 
 
15 May 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger

Mariagiovanna Costa is a UN Volunteer of Italian nationality serving at the sub-office of the World Food Program (WFP) in the Mopti region. She visits the internally displaced families of the ‘CAN 2002 Socoura’ camp, named after the former training football stadium of the African Cup of Nations.

A food crisis is affecting the region of Mopti, and Mali as a whole, due to drought and conflict which have displaced more than 99,000 people across the country. In Mopti, nearly 180,000 people suffer from food insecurity and more than 46,000 are internally displaced.

16 May 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 2: Zero hunger
Mariagiovanna Costa, Volontaire des Nations Unies de nationalité italienne, en service au sous-bureau du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) de la région de Mopti, rend visite aux familles de déplacés internes du camp baptisé « CAN 2002 Socoura », du nom de l’ancien stade d’entrainement des joueurs de football de la Coupe d’Afrique des Nations. 
 
15 May 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

In Mali, there are many armed groups which have an impact on the lives of women. The project that I work on fosters economic and social empowerment of young women and men to help them regain some stability and social cohesion.


08 February 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

In Mali, more than 200 UN Volunteers are advancing peace and development with the various United Nations entities, including more than 140 in MINUSMA.

'The Voices of Courage' photo exhibition paid special tribute to women volunteers in Mali: 10 women agreed to share their volunteer experience in this West African country. Their stories are illustrated by 10 portrait photos of women volunteers in action in their work environments.

 

20 December 2018
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Mon nom est Ouedraogo Mohamadi. Je suis Volontaire des Nations Unies Analyste d’information au Centre d'analyse conjoint de la Mission (JMAC) de la Mission Multidimensionnelle Intégrée des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA). Je suis affecté dans le nord du Mali, tout d'abord à Kidal et maintenant à Gao. Je suis chargé de collectionner et analyser les informations dans le cadre du mandat de la MINUSMA et de les transmettre à mes chefs.

30 January 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

My name is Ouedraogo Mohamadi. I am an international UN Volunteer working as an information analyst at the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). I started in Kidal but now work in Gao, Northern Mali. My role is to collect and analyse data as part of MINUSMA's mandate. I also assist the Head of the Mission in Gao. I help ensure that the mission's mandate is carried out.

30 January 2018
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

In Mali, the road to peace and reconciliation has been wrought by a 2012 military coup and insecure borders, combined with a proliferation of small arms illegally imported or stolen from unsecured stockpiles. This, however, has not stopped the Malian people from championing democracy—the country is in a period of transition geared towards the re-establishment of constitutional order and democratic governance. In 2013, Presidential and Parliamentary elections were held in the country, representing a milestone on the path to peace.

10 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

Au Mali, le chemin vers la paix et la réconciliation a été entravé par un ensemble de facteurs associant le coup d’État militaire de 2012, des frontières peu sûres et la prolifération d’armes de petit calibre importées illégalement ou volées dans des réserves d’armes non sécurisées. Cela n’a cependant pas empêché le peuple malien de défendre la démocratie, et le pays se trouve actuellement dans une période de transition vers le rétablissement de l’ordre constitutionnel et de la gouvernance démocratique.

11 August 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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