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Promoting peace and development in Kenya
24 November 2010
UNV volunteers peace monitors in Kenya help prevent crisis besides promoting peace and development. Visit site
Countries:  Kenya
Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek visits Beijing Hong Dan Dan Center to promote volunteerism
04 November 2010
On 1 November, Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s wife, visited the Hong Dan Dan Education and Cultural Exchange Center. The center is dedicated to edu-culture training for disabilities and was selected as one of the “Volunteerism for Development” model projects. Mrs. Ban highlighted the impressive work and importance of volunteerism. Visit site
Countries:  China
Online volunteers make an impact
10 September 2010
The Peace Corps pamphlets had just arrived, but the then-Miss Shaw had just met the man she knew she would marry. She put the paperwork away in a bottom drawer and happily became Tiffany Shaw-Diaz.  But her dream persisted, and one day while surfing the web, she found the UNV Online Volunteering service. She signed up for an assignment that very day. Visit site
UNV participates in TV panel discussion about volunteering in China
18 August 2010
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme participates in a panel discussion about volunteering on Chinese TV. Oliver Wittershagen, Development Portfolio Manager for South East Asia, talks about the need to train volunteers for lasting and sustainable volunteering that supports the development of an organization or a country. He explains that UNV tries to harness the experience of volunteers so that they continue to contribute to development beyond single events such as the Beijing Olympics or the Guangzhou Asian Games. “Volunteering is something that can influence your personal life in a positive way, and that can have a positive impact on the development of your community, your region or your country,” he concludes. Visit site
Working as an international volunteer
10 August 2010
In its edition of July/August 2010, UNSpecial features a volunteer experience in Cusco (Peru) and lists criteria to meet for serving as a UNV volunteer, at home or abroad, as a commitment to the United Nations and to the UN’s contribution to peace, development and human rights in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Visit site
Measuring the value of volunteerism
29 July 2010
UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Armenia, Mr. Dirk Boberg, presented the findings of the survey “Measuring socio-economic value of volunteerism in Armenia”. This survey, undertaken in collaboration with Yerevan State University, has been conducted, supervised and published by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Armenia thanks to the support of the Volunteers Involving Organizations’ network, the Youth Centers in the regions (Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs), and a number of volunteers. Visit site
More about: Civil society
Countries:  Armenia
UNV visits model volunteer service sites for the 2010 Asian Games
28 July 2010
The opening ceremony of the International Exchange Camp for Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games provided volunteer leaders and experts with a plattform to gather together and offer advice for the preparations of the Guangzhou Asian Games 2010. As a co-sponsor of the event, UNV experts visited model volunteer service sites in the whole city. Visit site
More about: Culture & sports  Youth
Ukrainians discover joys of volunteering abroad
15 July 2010
The Kiev Post, in Ukraine, reviews the involvement of Ukrainian citizens in international volunteering and recounts the experiences of three former UNV volunteers during their postings in Africa and Asia. Visit site
Countries:  Ukraine
Publication on culture of volunteerism in Armenia
15 July 2010
'Culture of Volunteerisms in Armenia', a new publication which will serve civil society activists, authorities, students and volunteers, explores three focus areas - the regulatory environment, motivations behind volunteerism, and volunteer management practices - to explain the under-utilization of volunteers and to suggest opportunities for the promotion of volunteerism in the country. The booklet is the result of the joint efforts of the researcher, Ms. Mane Tadevosyan, and Ms. Lusine Hakobyan, National Coordinator for the CIVICUS Civil Society Index in Armenia, a project within Counterpart International. UNV Armenia, with the support of a national consultant, helped to define the methodology and to gather the data for the study. Visit site
The importance of volunteerism in sport
30 June 2010
Today, the Head of the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), Mr. Poul Hansen, addressed the 2010 Annual Session of the Executive Board of UNDP and UNFPA at the UN Office at Geneva, during a session dedicated to the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. Visit site
More about: Culture & sports

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