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UNV Message for the International Day of UN Peacekeepers
27 May 2016
Bonn, Germany: The UN sets aside 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers to honour the memory of UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

Some 2,000 UN Volunteers are among the 18,000 international and national civilian personnel who tirelessly work with people and communities living at and behind the frontlines.
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  Volunteer voices    
Grace Ikirimat Odeke (Uganda), UNV Peace Consolidation Services Officer with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), works with uniformed personnel of UNMIL and local counterparts to reach out to communities and speak against mob violence. (UNV, 2016)
'We will forever be known by the tracks we leave'
27 May 2016
Liberia: Sharing my skills and experience as a UN Volunteer creates positive change in society. I spearheaded efforts to strengthen the capacity of civil society through training and mentoring in areas of governance and accountability. The effort culminated in the reorganization of civil society actors and the development of a shared strategic vision. Read
Solomon Ayiko (right), UNV Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer, with protection patrols, following a road used by women to collect firewood and charcoal where incidents of SGBV are common. An IDP is holding Solomon to help him walk in the deep water. (UNV, 2016)
How to remain human in the face of extreme suffering
26 May 2016
Bentiu, South Sudan: My role as a UN Volunteer Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer with UNMISS is to strengthen coordination among the different humanitarian actors in order to mitigate the risk of violence. My work also involves engaging with leaders from IDP communities to address inter-communal tensions, and to support local confidence to build community resilience and a peaceful co-existence. Read
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