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New ICOS - making the UN Volunteer experience even better
06 March 2015
Bonn, Germany: The new international UN Volunteers Conditions of Service, which came into effect on 1 March 2015, include many new developments, such as increased pre-departure and resettlement allowances, extended post-service medical insurance, and paternity leave, to name a few, which show that UNV is committed to making the UN Volunteer experience even better. 

The new conditions will better suit the changing needs of UN Volunteers, retain UNV as a cost effective modality attractive to UN entity partners, and streamline volunteer management procedures globally.

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Karl Wagner verifying the positioning and field of a marking needle during arms marking exercises in Togo (UNV, 2014)
Volunteering for disarmement process in Africa
27 January 2015
Lomé, Togo: Based in Togo, I have been an International United Nations Volunteer  (Security Sector Reform Specialist /Programme Manager) at the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) for the past 2 and a half years.  Before my current tenure at UNREC I worked with the NGO Search for Common Ground on a conflict mediation project in Northern Tanzania, in partnership with the Tanzanian National Police. Read
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For the first time national UN Youth Volunteers in Madagascar are trained for their assignment with UNDP Madagascar. Here, UN Youth Volunteer Razanadravily Justine Lange Lailla (left) and the Youth Center Director Andrianaridera Suzano (standing on the right) during an exercise (Raj Hassalany, UNV, 2015)
Preparing UN Youth Volunteers for their Assignments
03 March 2015
Bonn, Germany: This week and for the second time in less than a month, the average age in the building UNV Headquarters in Bonn dropped significantly, inversely proportional with the rise in levels of energy and enthusiasm. UNV, as part of a series of UN Youth Volunteer training sessions, is hosting  groups of young people attending their Assignment Preparation Training. Read
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