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A team of 10 national UN Volunteers has trained more than 1,200 youth volunteers who will help organize COP20. (UNV, 2014)
Youth volunteers help organize COP20 to advance to a new climate change protocol
28 November 2014
Lima, Peru: During the first two weeks of December, the eyes of the world will be on Lima, Peru, in order to follow the COP20, an event of utmost importance in terms of negotiation in order to advance to a new climate change protocol in Paris next year. A team of 10 national UN Volunteers has trained more than 1,200 youth volunteers who will be active during the event, especially in the “Voices for Climate” fair, in which Peru, as host country for COP20, will welcome domestic and foreign visitors. Read
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Panel discussion during the UNV/VSO/FK Norway/The Volunteer Council South Africa workshop. Left to right: moderator, Mr C. Kalila (Zambia), Hon. E. Kayembe (Malawi), Ms C. Lowe Morna (Gender Links) (UNV Zambia/T. M'shanga, 2014)
Policy-makers from Southern African countries and civil society engage to position volunteers as key actors to achieve new development goals
28 November 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa: Over 150 participants, including 20 Members of Parliament from five African countries, former Ministers, Regional Directors, international and community volunteers and civil society members, discussed pathways to participation in the new sustainable development framework in a workshop organized jointly by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO), FK Norway and the Volunteer Council South Africa. Read
Teams of students and volunteers made trash bins from plastic bottles before taking part in a clean-up at the high school during a visit by the UNV Volunteerism Caravan in Cambodia to Kratie province.   (Maeve Anne Halpin/UNV, 2014)
Volunteerism Caravan in Cambodia helps UNV raise awareness in remote communities
27 November 2014
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: inspired by a similar activity organized in Tunisia, the UNV Field Unit is Cambodia has been operating a Volunteerism Caravan which has been engaging volunteers and organizations in remote areas in discussions about the current status of volunteerism and its contribution to Cambodia's development. Read
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