UN Volunteers in 2022

UN Volunteers perform critical roles across the UN’s work plan in Indonesia, from implementing projects to championing SDGs. 2022 saw a 40% increase in the number of volunteers working with UN Indonesia to a total of 117, 85 of which were Indonesian and 60% of which were women.  

Volunteers reached poor communities, children, the elderly, and other vulnerable groups such as members of indigenous communities, prisoners, and people with high-risk diseases. Meanwhile, the UN country team collaborated virtually with 36 online volunteers across the globe on assignments linked with education projects and communication efforts in Indonesia.


5 UN Volunteers awards winners are posing with placard
Indonesia is home to over 28,000 registered volunteers, even more! To commemorate International Volunteer Day on 5 December, the UN in Indonesia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports hosted the inaugural Indonesia Volunteer Awards, which recognises the extraordinary contributions volunteers make to their communities and for their contributions in the areas of Climate Action, Disability Inclusion, Youth Development and Sustainable Development Goals.