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Thematic fact sheets
UNV Partnering with UNHCR
Since the early 1990s, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Some 2,564 UN Volunteers, more than half of them women, have served with UNHCR in 95 countries over the past 6 years. Read
UNV SF 2014-2017: Innovation and knowledge
Through its UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017, UNV supports efforts to advance innovation and knowledge by focusing on building a credible body of knowledge informed by research, innovation and evidence in order to advocate and enhance the integration of volunteerism into peace and development programming. UN Volunteers support partnerships especially in terms of engagement with civil society at all levels, creativity in addressing local challenges and facilitate innovative forms of volunteering to increase the depth and breadth of civic engagement. Read
UNV SF 2014-2017: National capacity development through volunteer schemes
The UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017 focuses on UNV programmatic effort in the key area of national capacity development through volunteer schemes. UN Volunteers facilitate efforts between governments, civil society, the private sector and partner United Nations entities. Fostering strong partnerships, generating complementary skills, resources and expertise, UN Volunteers increase the development impact and add to sustainability. Read
UNV and the Republic of Korea: Promoting volunteering for peace and development
UNV partners at governmental and non-governmental level with the Republic of Korea to advance peace and development. UNV promotes university-level volunteering in partnership with leading universities in Europe, and the successful Online Volunteering service that opens up possibilities for young people to volunteer off-site through the internet. This publication highlights the long-standing partnership between UNV and the Republic of Korea, the contribution of Korean UN Volunteers, as well as some key data. Read
UNV and Switzerland: Promoting volunteering for peace and development
Switzerland is one of the key partners of the United Nations Volunteers programme, and one of its top donors.  Since 2001, UNV and Switzerland have focusing through their partnership on the placement of
Swiss professionals as UN Volunteers contributing to peace and development. Switzerland was one of the first partners to join the UNV Internship programme, providing young Swiss nationals with the opportunity to volunteer with UN partners around the world. This publication highlights the long-standing partnership between UNV and Switzerland, the contribution of Swiss UN Volunteers, as well as some key data. Read

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