UNV-UNDP Roundtable – Building Volunteerism and Social Inclusion
31 March 2010
$3m earmarked for ECOWAS youth volunteers
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
29 March 2010
West Africa volunteers scheme launched
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
29 March 2010
UNV from Shirak to Syunik
Some 1,000 youths from across West Africa have marched through the streets of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, to launch a new regional volunteer scheme.
The scheme would see youths spend time helping out in areas such as agriculture, health or education in a different country to their own.
19 March 2010
With First Lady's help, Syria wakes up to benefits of volunteerism
Representatives of UNV met with heads of non-commercial organizations of Shirak region at the Center for Organizing Youth Initiatives (COYI).
06 February 2010
Princess Basma highlights Jordanians’ contributions
The past two years in particular have brought volunteerism to mainstream attention. Humanitarian disasters in the region have been an impetus. The 2006 Israeli war against Lebanon and the 2003 invasion of Iraq led to a flood of refugees into Syria.
Signe Ejerskov, the former head of the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme in Syria, which recruited 70 young Syrians to work with the UN’s refugee agency, said it had a big effect. Visit site
16 December 2009
Project that opens people’s eyes
Hala Abu Ghazaleh said she doesn’t let her mother trash anything without her approval. "We can use garbage to create useful things," the third-grader said, adding that she now knows how to make lamps, dolls and Christmas trees from discarded material thanks to a workshop organised by the United Nations Volunteer programme in cooperation with the Princess Basma Youth Resources Centre (PBYRC). Visit site
14 December 2009
A Nepali among online volunteers winning UNV award
Rose Nyirenda was a businessperson many enjoyed buying from. It is not that she knew how to market her goods. Neither was it because her goods were the best. All businesspersons sold the same goods. Visit site
05 December 2009
ADB, UNDP sign MoU to enhance reforms in local level governance
Prajwal Baral, a Nepali national, has won UNV's Online Volunteering Award 2009. This Award honours the 'outstanding' contributions of volunteers who work entirely over the internet to contribute to peace and development by helping non-profit development organisations. Visit site
02 December 2009
International Volunteer Day on December 5th
The Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have signed two MoU to help Nepal government in enhancing reforms in local level governance. Visit site
01 December 2009
International Volunteer Day takes place on December 5th each year and is celebrated in a majority of countries throughout the world. Its main goal is not only to thank volunteers for their efforts, but to encourage everyone to get involved and make a difference in their own communities. Visit site