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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
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

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