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Dieudonné, national UN Volunteer giving Capoeira lessons for the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups in DRC (UNICEF DRC, Kasereka, 2015)
Un Volunteers and Capoiera for former Child Soldiers
12 February 2016
Goma, DRC: The International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers is observed every year, everywhere in the world, on February 12.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) some of the greatest concerns have been the recruitment of child soldiers. It is estimated that 30 % of armed groups members in the eastern DRC are minors.

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  Volunteer voices    
UN Volunteer Iba Mar Jobe (centre) discusses community environmental challenges and innovative solutions with youth in Port au Prince. (UNV, 2015)
Finding solutions to environmental challenges
05 February 2016
Port au Prince, Haiti: Environmental challenges and the key actions needed to effect change are sometimes affected by cultural perceptions and stigmatization of certain types of informal work within society. It is a problem that requires dialogue and exchange of ideas directly with youth in order to effectively address environmental issues in Haiti. Read
  Other news    
UNV brought together 13 partners from the private sector, governments and other UN agencies in an Innovation Space workshop that was held on 2-3 February 2016.
UNV Innovation Space: Co-creating volunteering solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals
10 February 2016
UNV brought together 13 partners from the private sector, governments and other UN agencies such as UNDP, UNHCR, UNFPA and UNFCCC in an Innovation Space workshop that was held on 2-3 February 2016. Read
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