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Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
  Recent news    
A new impetus for the partnership between UNV and the Arab Federation of Voluntary Activities (AFVA)
19 February 2015
Mr AlKazim Secretary General of AFVA and Mr Richard Dictus launching the first ever Annual Report in Arabic, thanks to AFVA sponsorship. (UNV, 2015)
Bonn, Germany: On Thursday February 19th, Richard Dictus, the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme welcomed the Secretary General of the Arab Federation for Voluntary Activities (AFVA) Mr Yousuf Ali AlKazim from Doha, Qatar, at UNV Headquarters in Bonn.

Mr Yousuf Ali AlKazim and Richard Dictus jointly launched the first ever Arabic version of UNV Annual Report 2013 which was made possible thanks to AFVA sponsorship. You can read the UNV Annual Report 2013 in Arabic by following this link.

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  Recent resources    
Developing a Volunteer Infrastructure
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will require the ingenuity, solidarity and creativity of many millions of ordinary people through voluntary action. Efforts on the part of governments, supported by the international community, can only complement what ultimately will depend on the full involvement of people all over the world. Read

  Latest factsheet    
Overview: UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers
12 December 2014
The Overview Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers highlights the major policy changes particularly relevant to current and prospective international UN Volunteers that are contained in the new Conditions of Service taking effect on 1 March 2015.
Bonn, Germany: The Overview on UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers (ICOS) highlights major policy changes that are particularly relevant to current and prospective UN Volunteers. The new ICOS takes effect on 1 March 2015. Read
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