UNV from Shirak to Syunik
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
Roundtable examines volunteerism and development
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
28 November 2009
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) hosted a roundtable discussion on "Volunteering and it’s contribution to the development of Guyana" yesterday at the National Library. Visit site
Thousands 'Volunteering for our Planet'
13 November 2009
United by a common goal, fallen UN staff aimed to help Afghans
People around the world are volunteering hundreds of thousands of hours to tackle climate change and send a message to world leaders that everyone is part of the solution.
A new website, www.VolunteeringForOurPlanet.org has drawn thousands of visitors to register the time they have spent as environmental volunteers since World Environment Day, 5 June, and the time they will spend until International Volunteer Day, 5 December. Visit site
04 November 2009
The recent Afghan election was not the first time Jossie, a 40-year-old from the Philippines, and Yah Lydia, a 47-year-old from Liberia, had left the comfort of their homes and family to help people in war-torn countries emerge from conflict and turn to democracy.
Until last week, the two mothers had spent over a year in Afghanistan as part of a UNV team of more than 50 staff working as electoral outreach and training coordinators.