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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
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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 17: Partnerships for the goals

On 29 November, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Fiji launched a flagship report, the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) 2018, demonstrating that volunteers across Asia and the Pacific region are a fundamental coping strategy for resilient communities. The SWVR 2018 launch in Suva, Fiji was held on the occasion of the UNV Executive Coordinator’s official visit to the Pacific. 

19 December 2018
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Ce jour-là, les vents violents ont entièrement dévasté le village de Delakado, faisant s’effondrer plusieurs infrastructures et détruisant les maisons, à l’exception d’une seule. Les 300 habitants du village ont réussi à s’abriter sous le plancher de cette maison à la structure plus résistante. L’homme le plus fort se tenait au-dessus pendant que les autres tentaient de soutenir les murs, et ce, jusqu'à ce que la tempête s’apaise. Étonnamment, personne n’a été tué ou gravement blessé. C’est grâce à cet effort collectif miraculeux que le processus de reconstruction a pu être entrepris.

06 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

As the winds came howling through Delakado on that day, infrastructures entirely collapsed and homes came crumbling down. All but one. The 300 inhabitants of the village somehow managed to hide under the floorboards of a house that was built with a higher standard. The strongest stood above and with all their might, held the walls up until the storm subsided. Amazingly, no one was killed. It was a miraculous community effort which paved the way for the reconstruction process.


06 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
Our stories
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Cuando el viento huracanado comenzó a azotar Delakado ese día, las infraestructuras colapsaron por completo y las casas comenzaron a derrumbarse. Todas menos una. Los 300 habitantes del pueblo consiguieron esconderse bajo las tarimas de una casa que había sido edificada con unos estándares de construcción más elevados. Las personas más fuertes se quedaron arriba y utilizaron toda su fuerza para sujetar las paredes hasta que amainó la tormenta. De forma increíble, no falleció nadie. Fue un milagroso esfuerzo comunitario que allanó el camino para la posterior reconstrucción. 

06 November 2017
Asia and the Pacific
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Suva, Fiji: On Monday 7 March UN Women organized an awareness-raising event in UN Park, Suva, where information about various gender issues was distributed from a number of different organizations and UN agencies, including the Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), where I am currently serving as a UN Volunteer. Monday morning was hot and sunny, and music contributed to the festive mood at the Park. A quiz about women’s progress was organized by UN Women, and a banner was set up to be signed by participants.

19 April 2011
Asia and the Pacific
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