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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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West and Central Africa
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

To date in 2019, 33 UN Volunteers have been serving in Kazakhstan, 25 of them on national and eight on international assignments. They are placed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Children's Fund, UN Population Fund, UN Refugee Agency, UN Resident Coordinator's Office, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and UN Environment Programme. An additional 14 Kazakhstanis serve on international assignments abroad.

26 November 2019
Europe and the CIS
Success stories
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

At present, Alen is working as a Procurement Assistant in a UNDP-GEF project on “Derisking Renewable Energy Investment,” which is connected with SDG #7: “Affordable and clean energy.” The significance of this project can be gauged from the fact that 40% of heat production in Kazakhstan is generated from centralized district heating systems that run on combined heat and power plants (typically coal-fired).  The remaining heat is produced by heat-only boilers, which often have low efficiencies.

22 July 2019
Europe and the CIS
Success stories

For the last seven months, Oleksandra has been leading the communications team at the UNICEF Kazakhstan country office. This involves a lot of tasks, including implementation of the Communication and Advocacy Strategy, namely producing digital content and facilitation of all public events.

21 November 2018
Europe and the CIS
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

El programa de ayuda a África de la Unión Soviética, clausurado tras la disolución de la URSS, era conocido por enviar al extranjero a profesionales con talento. A medida que las actividades del programa llegaban gradualmente a su fin, muchos profesionales volvieron a casa con sus familias. Pero el Dr. Teljan Jounisbekov sintió la necesidad de continuar sirviendo al pueblo de Burundi. Optó por quedarse en el país y dedicarse a su pasión, una decisión que fue valorada por el Ministerio de Salud de Burundi y respaldada por la oferta de una extensión de su contrato. El Dr.

19 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being

The Soviet Union’s programme of aid to Africa, closed after the dissolution of the USSR, was recognised for sending talented professionals abroad. As the programme’s activities gradually came to an end, many professionals returned home to their families. Dr. Teljan Jounisbekov, however, felt the need to continue serving the people of Burundi. He opted to remain in the country and pursue his passion, a decision that was valued by the Ministry of Health of Burundi and supported by the offer of an extension of his contract. Dr.

19 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being

Le programme d’aide à l’Afrique de l’Union soviétique, abandonné après la dissolution de l’URSS était connu pour envoyer des professionnels talentueux à l’étranger. Quand les activités du programme se sont progressivement arrêtées, de nombreux professionnels sont rentrés chez eux rejoindre leur famille. Le Dr Teljan Jounisbekov, cependant a ressenti le besoin de continuer à apporter son aide à la population du Burundi. Il a choisi de rester dans ce pays et de vivre sa passion, une décision appréciée du ministère de la Santé qui l’a soutenue en proposant un prolongement de son contrat.

19 December 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

The training, which occurred between 31 October and 3 November, included interactive sessions, group work, case studies, role modelling and competency design to better understand the complexity of sustainable development and to identify comparative advantages of volunteerism in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

26 November 2017
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Astana, Kazajstán: Durante el primer año de mi asignación en Kazajstán me surgieron unas cuantas dudas con las que llegué a familiarizarme. Una de ellas fue el por qué elegí venir a Kazajstán. Como estadístico, debo decir que podría llamarse una cadena de acontecimientos imprevisibles. Recibí el anuncio del puesto de voluntario una semana antes de que finalizara el plazo de presentación de solicitudes, cuando estaba a punto de finalizar mi tesis. Para mi sorpresa, casi todo lo requerido en los términos de referencia coincidía con mi perfil.

16 January 2013
Europe and the CIS
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Astana, Kazakhstan : During my one-year assignment in Kazakhstan, there were a few questions with which I became familiar. One of these questions was why I chose to come to Kazakhstan. Being a statistician, I must say that it could be called a chain of random events. I received the announcement of the volunteer position one week before the application deadline, just when I was about to finish my dissertation.  To my surprise, almost everything in the terms of reference matched to my background.

16 January 2013
Europe and the CIS
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Astana, Kazakhstan: Lors de ma mission d’un an au Kazakhstan je me suis posé quelques questions. Je me suis notamment demandé pourquoi j’avais choisi de m’y rendre. En tant que statisticien, je dirais c’est suite à un enchaînement de circonstances aléatoires. J’ai reçu l’annonce de la position de volontaire une semaine avant la date limite de dépôt des candidatures, juste au moment où je finissais ma thèse. A ma grande surprise, les critères requis correspondaient presque parfaitement à mon expérience professionnelle.

16 January 2013
Europe and the CIS
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