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Volunteerism helps in achieving development priorities
23 June 2010
The director of Development Planning and Coordination at the Ministry of Economic Planning and Industrial Development, Mr. Momodou K Cham, has said volunteerism has contributed significantly in increasing access to basic education, health care, safe drinking water and other development priorities. He made this statement yesterday while launching the National Volunteer Service Centre (NVSC) project at a programme held at the Paradise Suites Hotel, Kololi. Visit site
More about: Civil society  Poverty
Countries:  Gambia
Jamaica's UN Peacekeepers Honoured
18 June 2010
Jamaica joined the rest of the world in celebrating the efforts of United Nations' peacekeepers, who have lost their lives working to maintain global peace and security, on Thursday (June 17). Jamaica has twenty volunteers involved in three missions - Sudan, Timor-Leste and Haiti.  Visit site
UNV volunteers reach out to boys and men to prevent violence in communities across Asia
11 June 2010
Through local and UNV volunteers in Asia and the Pacific, the initiative Partners for Prevention is engaging boys and men in community projects around the region to prevent gender-based violence. The overall aim of the programme is to stop violence against women and to promote gender equality. Visit site
More about: Civil society  Gender
Countries:  India  Pakistan  Thailand
UNV Executive Coordinator comments on Haiti
01 June 2010
Flavia Pansieri, the UNV Executive Coordinator, pointed out that Clinton had already been formally appointed as the UN’s Special Envoy for Haiti in March 2009, before the earthquake, “and in this capacity he would continue to support Haiti relief efforts”. Visit site
More about: Emergency relief
Countries:  Haiti
Developing a Law on Volunteerism
25 May 2010
The UN Resident Coordinator and the UNV Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina met Government officials to discuss legislation on volunteerism in the country. Volunteerism represents an invaluable social force with the potential to bring benefit to individuals while enhancing the bonds among all citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Visit site
Former UNV Honorary Ambassador attends reception hosted by Japanese Emperor
19 May 2010
Mr Takehito Nakata served as UNV Honorary Ambassador from 1993 to 2008 and advocated for volunteerism for peace and development. His son, Atsuhito, was killed while serving as a UNV volunteer monitoring elections in Cambodia in 1993. Mr and Mrs Nakata were recently invited to a reception hosted by the Japanese Emperor and Empress on 17 May. The reception was organized to welcome His Highness Norodom Sihamoni, the King of Cambodia, during his visit to Japan. It was attended by the Japanese Prime Minister and 140 other guests. Visit site
Countries:  Japan
UNV Project Rehabilitates Iriba High School
07 May 2010
UNV in Chad has developed a project for the rehabilitation of Iriba High School, the only one in the department of Kobé. It was built in 1996 as a donation from the Département des Hauts de Seine in France and has since then never been renovated. Visit site
Nations school celebrates successes, outlines plans
04 May 2010
School of the Nations recently hosted a ceremony to mark the official opening of its new premises in New Market Street and outlined several other plans it has to expand its programme.

The school said service has been one of its key philosophies and after the move to Tiger Bay this year the opportunities for an expanded service project developed. Over 54 children and youth from Tiger Bay now benefit from literacy, numeracy, science computer training activities three afternoons per week as well as swimming and play games. The programme, in partnership with Varqa Foundation is facilitated by 26 Sixth Formers and six full time UNV volunteers.

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More about: Youth
Countries:  Guyana
UNV-UNDP Roundtable – Building Volunteerism and Social Inclusion
31 March 2010
The event brought together representatives from Sarajevo area volunteer involving and civil society organizations, educational institutions, FBiH Ministry of Justice (Civil Society Sector), OSCE, UNDP and UNV. It provided an invaluable opportunity to share ideas and experiences, and identify concrete measures with which to foster and support volunteerism and civic engagement in BiH. Visit site
More about: Civil society
$3m earmarked for ECOWAS youth volunteers
29 March 2010
The President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Ambassador James Victor Gbeho, has disclosed that the African Development Bank (ADB) has increased its contribution for ECOWAS youth volunteers from USD$758,000 to USD$2,888,000. UNV will assist the ECOWAS youth and sports center. Already, UNV has given US$300,000 for the conduct of the program. Visit site
More about: Civil society

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