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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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UNV Associate Civil Affairs Officer Andreas Karpati (Switzerland) with MONUSCO on foot patrol with Indian peacekeepers in Mpofi, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (UNV, 2016)
Assessing threats armed conflicts pose to civilians in DRC
30 May 2016
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo: For UNV Associate Civil Affairs Officer Andreas Karpati (Switzerland) assigned to MONUSCO, organising field missions to engage in conversation with local authorities and community members, and understand the reality they live every day, allows him to better analyse the threats and vulnerabilities that civilians affected by armed conflict experience. Read
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
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