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Drawing of a secure and peaceful house, with boats and people at sea in the background, drawn by a girl during her stay at a refugee camp in Greece. (UNV, 2016)
Assistance in the midst of the refugee crisis
24 June 2016
Thessaloniki, Greece: I am serving as a UN Volunteer Interpreter with UNHCR at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Greece, where I provide interpretation services for an increasing number of people every week. By assisting refugees in their communication with Greek officials, I help people understand what their options and their rights are. I feel confident that my work here in Greece will help reduce the suffering of the asylum seekers and give them hope for their future. Read
The representative of the permanent mission of Haiti to the UN speaks at the Executive Board meeting.  To her right, the representative of the permanent mission of Japan to the UN, who also spoke. UNV, 2016
Overwhelming support for UNV at Executive Board annual meeting 2016
23 June 2016
New York, United States:

“Quite simply put – the UN could not deploy, and Security Council mandates could not be delivered, without UNV.” These were the comments of Assistant Secretary-General Hubert Price of the UN Department of Field Support, speaking on behalf of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Political Affairs. Speaking at the annual session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in New York on 9 June 2016. Read

“Think of volunteers as the amino acids of the Sustainable Development Goals,” said UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus at forum in Washington
20 June 2016
Washington, D.C., the United States:

“Think of [Volunteers] as the amino acids of the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, addressing the 10th Anniversary International Forum for Volunteering in Development held at the Brookings Institution in Washington on 14 June 2016. Read

UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)