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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
Growing project in Bejing promises improvement for China’s ageing society
29 June 2010
In Bejing, the UNDP and UNV supported “Spring Shoots Programme” aims to improve the quality of life for older people. Due to the ageing of the Chinese society and the risk for senior citizens to be isolated, the Bejing government made support to the elderly one of its priorities. Volunteers are increasingly mobilized to offer assistance. Visit site
Countries:  China
Everyone wins in health game
29 June 2010
Over 100 homeless youth gathered to learn about HIV/AIDS while playing a multiple choice game in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. There was high participation from the northern port city of Hai Phong, which has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the country. Pham Thi Hue, UNV volunteer said "because of HIV, we are here. So we should unite to fight the virus." Visit site
More about: HIV/AIDS  Health  Youth
Countries:  Viet Nam
UNV supports Armenia garbage clean-up
26 June 2010
The UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and the head of the Ajapnyak Administrative District of Yerevan joined Aram Hovsepyan, President of the Civil Society Institute NGO in a one day garbage cleaning action. Visit site
More about: Environment
Countries:  Armenia
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

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