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Mr. George Gachie, Project Officer (Kenya), Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch UNV at UN HABITAT, at the launch of the SWVR 2015 in Nairobi. (Photo: Ross Thornley, 2015)
Media coverage of the SWVR 2015 launch in Nairobi
25 June 2015
Nairobi, Kenya: The new State of the World’s Volunteerism Report: Transforming Governance was launched in Nairobi last June 24. “On any given day on the African continent, millions of people are volunteering their time and energies for their communities. We’re used to seeing these everyday heroes caring for the sick or campaigning for better treatment of those with HIV/AIDs. Volunteerism is, after all, anchored in long held African values of Ubuntu and mutual support.” Richard Dictus on Business Daily. Read more about the media coverage of the SWVR in Nairobi here. Read
Richard Dictus, UNV Executive Coordinator, presents the State of World's Volunteerism Report 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York.  On his left is Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator. (WebTV, UN News Center, 2015)
UNV EC anticipates inspiring dialogue on volunteerism and governance from new State of the World’s Volunteerism Report
18 June 2015
New York, United States of America: “The new State of World’s Volunteerism Report: Transforming Governance was designed to create a conversation,” said Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme which published the document.  “I look forward to an inspiring dialogue on the impact of volunteerism and governance,” said UNV’s chief at the launch of this report at UN Headquarters on 5 June 2015. Read
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In her duties as a UNV Civil Affairs Officer deployed to UNMISS, UN Volunteer Katia Da Silva (seated with sunglasses) from Portugal, registers newly arrived internally displaced persons seeking refuge at a camp in Bentiu. (Photo: UN Volunteer Anna Adkiri, 2014)
UNMISS posting helps UN Volunteer retain her belief in humanity
03 June 2015
Bentiu, South Sudan: What UN Volunteer Katia Cristina Da Silva, from Portugal, experienced during her assignment with UNMISS as a UNV Civilian Affairs Officer, especially during the crisis in 2014, has helped her retain her belief in humanity. Read
International UN Volunteer Adoum Goulgué (on the left) serves at the UNPOL section within the MINUSTAH in Haiti, (UNV, 2015)
My work as a journalist editor at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
29 May 2015
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: I’m Adoum Goulgué, I’m UN volunteer at the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). I work as a journalist-editor in the United Nations police (UNPOL) Section. But before that, I worked as responsible for public information at the publication unit, section of the Communication Office of Public Information, where I arrived on 01st July 2013.

I have 10 years of experience in journalism, including four in the weekly newspaper in Chad, and four others as communication officer with humanitarian NGOs in eastern Chad.

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