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Filipina UNV volunteer killed in Kabul attack
29 October 2009
A Filipina UNV volunteer was among five United Nations personnel killed in Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Afghanistan, the Philippine Mission to the United Nations said Thursday. Visit site
Countries:  Afghanistan  Philippines
The Philippines condemns killings in Kabul
29 October 2009
The Philippines condemned the terrorist attack in Afghanistan on Wednesday that killed 11 people, including a Filipina who worked as a UNV volunteer for the United Nations’ election outreach program. Visit site
Countries:  Afghanistan  Philippines
Online volunteers contributing to UN projects
21 October 2009

Online volunteers are playing an increasing role in assisting the United Nations' development efforts, cutting down on the environmental costs of flying, a UN official said Wednesday.

Flavia Pansieri, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, said people working online have expanded their roles from doing mostly translation work to tasks such as supporting local development organizations in funding issues and even the analysis of aerial photographs to determine the vulnerability of a community to natural disasters.

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More about: ICT
UNV and UNDP promote environmental awareness in Armenia
17 October 2009
Mr. Dirk Boberg, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative said, "This citizens' initiative is of paramount importance to sensitize the public and to mobilize residents to raise awareness and become more responsible towards environment issues and related challenges. I hope that many initiatives will follow similar to this one, with more and more residents’ participation" Visit site
More about: Environment
Countries:  Armenia
Spirit of volunteerism: ART GOLD Sri Lanka
15 October 2009
What does it mean to be a volunteer? Ayodhya Amarajeewa, a volunteer with the UNDP ART GOLD Sri Lanka Programme, talks about the spirit of volunteerism based on her experience... PDF download - see p13 Read
Countries:  Sri Lanka
Lao students learn to protect themselves and the environment
04 September 2009
Students from schools in Vientiane learned about how to avoid falling victim to human trafficking, thanks to a seminar organized by UNV and the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union. It follows a previous workshop on the environment. Read the newspaper scans below. Read
UNDP and UNV boost livelihoods for women and girls
31 August 2009
Since 2006 UNDP, in collaboration with UNV, has been working on reintegrating 3,160 ex-combatants from the region. Since women have been disproportionately affected by the conflicts, the organization is working with the Niger High Commissariat for the Restoration of Peace to include women in the peace process. Thus, these women’s cooperatives will be essential in boosting livelihoods and bringing communities closer to one another. Visit site
Countries:  Niger
BNPB, UNDP and UNV promote volunteerism for better disaster management
27 July 2009
The 'Discussion on Volunteerism for Disaster Management' workshop organized by the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) alongside the UNDP Safer Communities through Disaster Risk Reduction (SC-DRR) project and UNV aimed at collecting ideas for the development of a framework on volunteerism as a measure of a strategic approach to provide a more effective response to disasters. Read
More about: Emergency relief
Countries:  Indonesia
'Green Orissa' launched
23 July 2009
Green Orissa, a campaign for meeting climate change challenges through voluntary action, was initiated by UNDP in association with UNV, the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and other voluntary organizations. Visit site
More about: Environment  Youth
Countries:  India
Putting their lives online
21 June 2009
Filipinos from various parts of the world continue the spirit of helping others help themselves through a new form of bayanihan: the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Online Volunteering service, a platform that puts volunteers in contact with organizations worldwide to work together for peace and development – over the Internet.  Visit site
More about: ICT
Countries:  Philippines

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