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Women encouraged to apply as UN Volunteers
07 March 2014
Bonn, Germany: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is an equal opportunity organization which welcomes applications from qualified professionals all over the world. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture, as the diversity of UN Volunteers is critical to the United Nation's success. Read
Weeding, baking and pacifying
11 October 2013
Maurice (right), the UN Volunteer leading the volunteer initiative in Gemena, and Paola, a member of the community, are showing people how to press the grated cassava before it can be dried to produce the flour. (UNV, 2013)
Gemena, Democratic Republic of the Congo: This summer UN Volunteers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) organized volunteering initiatives aimed at improving people’s lives. After a call for projects by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in DRC, several initiatives were put forward, each very different from the other, but all with one common objective: to improve the quality of life in the communities. Read
Improving the life of prisoners
26 August 2013
Soap produced by the micro-factory in Kamina’s prison created with the help of UN Volunteers. (UNV, 2013)
Kamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo : In July UNV called on all UN Volunteers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to propose initiatives for the benefit of the local communities. In partnership with the MONUSCO unit that supports the management of prisons, a team of UN Volunteers helped create a soap-producing micro-factory in Kamina's prison. Read
Corporate social responsibility as a tool in the fight against child labor in the Katanga mines
20 November 2012
UN Volunteer Luca Guanziroli (left) meets with members of Wengui local association for children's rights. Field visits like this one are key to the volunteer's work, as it captures the reality of child labor in mines of Katanga region in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Photo: UNV, 2012)
Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo: “We often forget that child labor is behind certain consumer goods such as cocoa and mobile phones. One of the main challenges is to fight against the ills of globalization,” Read
Fostering democratic consolidation in Congo
27 July 2012
Kinshasa, DRC: “It is gratifying to help local communities in their efforts to achieve democratic consolidation and peace,” declares Jorge Aliaga, a United Nations Volunteer assigned to the Electoral Logistics Support Division for the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) in Bandundu. “It is a long process and there are still many things to do, but we are moving in the right direction.” Read

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