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Report on Bonn UN Campus event recognizes outgoing UNV EC
01 November 2012
The Federal Government of Germany yesterday handed over the ‘Altes Abgeordnetenhaus’, the old seat of the Members of Parliament in Bonn, to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  The key of the premises was symbolically handed over to the UN by the State Minister in the Foreign Office, Michael Georg Link, State Secretary of the Federal Environment Ministry, Jürgen Becker, State Secretary of the Federal Transport Ministry, Rainer Bomba, together with Rita Ruoff-Breuer, President of the Federal Office for Construction and Spatial Planning and Jürgen Gehb of the Federal Real Estate Office.

Flavia Pansieri, outgoing Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, signaled that this was a significant step towards a unified UN campus in Bonn.  She also said she was hopeful that the magic number of 1000 UN staff in Bonn would soon be reached.  Currently, over 900 staff work in the 18 UN organizations in the former German capital. Ms Pansieri, who will retire at the end of the year, has been invited to sign the Golden Book of the City of Bonn.

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Countries:  Germany
United Nations Staff Donates Blood
31 October 2012
On the eve of the United Nations Day, the UN volunteers and the World Health Organization, in cooperation with the Albanian Red Cross and the Albanian National Blood Bank Team, organized a blood donation in the UN premises. The President of the Albanian Red Cross Mr. Shyqyri Subashi, present at the event, thanked the UN for its commitment to voluntary blood donation. Visit site
Countries:  Albania
Interview with Ghulam Isaczai in Al-Ahram newspaper: "The programme will succeed in Egypt because we are not starting from Zero."
22 October 2012
At the beginning of October, UNV organized a regional consultation for a new initiative:  the Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future Programme. Launched in May 2011, this is a regional initiative that aims to harness the power of youth through volunteerism, drawing on the inherent core values of self-help, solidarity and social cohesion.  It will be implemented in five countries:  Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen.  Participants in the meeting, including youth, civil society and government representatives, discussed the findings from five national consultations in these countries and agreed on the strategic directions for the future of this programme.  Ghulam Isaczai, Chief of UNV’s Development Division, was interviewed on the programme. Visit site
Countries:  Egypt
Interview with Ghulam Isaczai, Chief of UNV's Development Division, in Al-Hayat newspaper
18 October 2012
At the beginning of October, UNV organized a regional consultation for a new initiative:  the Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future Programme. Launched in May 2011, this is a regional initiative that aims to harness the power of youth through volunteerism, drawing on the inherent core values of self-help, solidarity and social cohesion.  It will be implemented in five countries: Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen. Participants in the meeting, including youth, civil society and government representatives, discussed the findings from five national consultations in these countries and agreed on the strategic directions for the future of this programme. Ghulam Isaczai, Chief of UNV’s Development Division, was interviewed on the programme. Visit site
End of an era at UNV in Uzbekistan
16 October 2012
For Programme Officer Marc Liberati and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) office in Uzbekistan, now is the end of one era and the beginning of another. The successful projects that have been conducted by the UNV in Uzbekistan throughout previous years are now concluding, plans are being drawn up for future initiatives, and the agency’s staff on the top floor of the UN Office in Uzbekistan will soon change entirely. Visit site
Countries:  Uzbekistan
Everyone can be a Volunteer!
12 September 2012
On 7 September 2012, the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC), together with the Association pour les Nations Unies and the United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNV), organised a discussion about the UNV programme with its Executive Coordinator, Ms. Flavia Pansieri. Visit site
More about: MDGs: General
School trainers to promote youth development through football in rural areas
04 September 2012
Young Football Volunteers project (YFV) held their first Training of Trainers. The training was organized in cooperation with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), Football Federation of Ukraine (FFU) and State Service on Youth and Sports. Sixteen teachers of physical education and youth football coaches from rural areas of AR Crimea, Kherson and Mykolayiv oblasts were trained on Youth Development through Football methodology (YDF) or “Fair Play”. The training launched the series of events planned in the framework of YFV project. Visit site
More about: Culture & sports
Countries:  Ukraine
Deafness is no obstacle for refugee team in Dadaab
15 August 2012
Sport is important, not just for physical fitness but for strengthening the bonds between people. In the refugee camps and surrounding areas sport has become an important way to build peace and give people confidence in their skills and worth as human beings. Visit site
Zimbabwe: Nelson Mandela Day 2012
26 July 2012
On 20 July 2012, ChildLine Zimbabwe, the UN Information Centre (UNIC) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Zimbabwe brought together volunteers from various walks of life to participate in a clean-up of Harare Children's Home in commemoration of Mandela Day. It was great to see the huge turnout and the enthusiastic participation of young people. Visit site
Countries:  Zimbabwe
Minister convinced volunteers never forget their experience, as Luxembourg and UNV sign new MOU
16 July 2012
According to Marie-Josée Jacobs, Luxembourg's Minister for Family and Integration and Minister of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, once a young person becomes a volunteer, it changes their life and they remain engaged. Ms Jacobs was speaking at a press conference chaired jointly with UNV Executive Coordinator Flavia Pansieri at which a new Memorandum of Understanding between Luxembourg and UNV was signed. Visit site

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