Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
Community volunteers help to prevent tuberculosis
14 April 2014
Nukus, Uzbekistan: In February 2014, 25 community volunteers were trained within the UN Joint Programme "Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster" to improve awareness on tuberculosis and other chronic respiratory diseases among the population of five districts of Karakalpakstan. This year, 75 such trainings will take place, and 1,500 volunteers will be trained within the programme. The objective of the trainings – organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme – is to increase public awareness about diseases related to environmental degradation and climate change, and to promote a healthy lifestyle in the Republic of Karakalpakstan. Read
Celebrating volunteer role models
09 January 2014
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Cambodia published its third and last newsletter in 2013, taking a special look at the country's International Volunteer Day (IVD) celebrations, during which over 750 volunteers from all over Cambodia gathered on 5th December in Phnom Penh to recognize the contributions that volunteers make to Cambodia’s development. Read
UNV partnering with UNEP
19 March 2014
UNV has been partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources, including biological diversity. About one hundred UN Volunteers have served with UNEP in seven countries over the past seven years.
UN Volunteers are particularly suited to support UNEP’s mandate. They work within communities at the grassroots level, making them well-placed to build community resilience to climate change impacts. Read
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