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UPI: UN reports volunteerism plays vital role in government accountability
05 June 2015
Amy R. Connolly reported in UPI that the State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015 found "Volunteerism around the world ensures people in developing countries play an active role in their governments and economies, but their potential is undervalued."

UPI Español carried a Spanish language article by José De Bastos here.

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TakePart: links SWVR 2015 to story about everyday people standing up for social justice
05 June 2015
TakePart, a US digital news and lifestyle magazine that claims to be "a social action platform for the conscious consumer" linked the findings of the newly launched State of World's Volunteerism Report 2015 to stories about ordinary people around the world who are "standing up for social justice". Visit site
Forbes inteviews UNV head of SWVR 2015 team
05 June 2015
"Volunteers are playing a vital role in making governments more accountable," Amanda Mukwashi, chief of the UNV's Volunteer Knowledge and Innovations Section told Forbes magazine in an interview. The VKIS Chief, who led the project team which authored the State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015 supported by UNV, was interviewed during the launch of the SWVR at UN Headquarters in New York. Visit site
More about: Governance
USA Today lists SWVR 2015 launch among "5 things you need to know Friday"
05 June 2015
USA Today included the launch of the State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York on 5 June 2015, in its feature "5 things you need to know Friday". Visit site
USA Today: UN reports volunteers key to advancing development
05 June 2015
In USA Today, Jennifer A Calfas reports "Volunteerism around the globe helped people in developing countries participate more actively in their government and economies, but governments undervalue the contribution of volunteers" in her coverage of the launch of The State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015 in New York on 5 June 2015. Visit site
UN News Centre: Volunteers can contribute to new global development agenda's success
05 June 2015
UN News Centre picks up unv.org web article to launch of the State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015 on 5 June 2015. The SWVR 2015 examines the role of volunteerism in local governance and contends that volunteers can contribute to the new development agenda's success. Visit site
UN News features UNV PO in Ecuador: How one UN Volunteer found her calling
05 June 2015
The UN News Centre features Piera Zuccherin, UNV Programme Officer in Ecuador, in an in-depth article on her 20 years of experience as a volunteer and her current UNV assignment in Ecuador.  The article reports on UNV, its work towards the MDGs and on Ms Zuccherin's activities in Ecuador, among others, mobilizing community volunteers to preserve the environment and reduce poverty.   Visit site
Reuters reports SWVR recommendation to governments: "Harness the power of volunteers"
05 June 2015
A Reuters article reports the State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015 as finding "many governments are failing to harness the untapped potential of volunteers, ordinary citizens who can shine light on injustice and hold those in power to account." The article by Maria Caspani was picked up by other media outlets, including Business Insider, Yahoo News and Huffingtonpost. Visit site
UN Volunteer in Nepal recalls destruction
28 April 2015
On the World Food Programme's website, Enja Sæthren (Norway), a UN Youth Volunteer in the WFP Emergency Response and Resilience Team in Nepal, recalls the immediate aftermath of the Gorkha earthquake which struck on 25 April 2015. Enja is fully funded by the Government of Norway. Visit site
More about: Emergency relief
Countries:  Nepal  Norway
Pakistani volunteer wins villagers’ hearts on Sierra Leone Ebola frontlines
31 March 2015
As he walked down a dusty road in Kunta Dumba, in Kambia district, northern Sierra Leone, the villagers bellowed intermittently, “Mr. Khalid! Mr. Khalid!” Khalid Javed Choudhry, a Pakistani UN Volunteer, smiled and waved at the people with whom he has developed an uncommon affinity.

Kunta Dumba, a small village near the border with neighbouring Guinea, is battling Ebola, and a number of families have lost their loved ones. In fact, on the day that Khalid and a team from the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) visited, two families were quarantined.

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More about: Health
Countries:  Pakistan  Sierra Leone

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