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Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Ready for action: UN Volunteers check preparedness of UN peacekeeping troops
29 May 2014
Daniel Amoyaw Asamoah, a UN Volunteer from Ghana, serves with the Contingent-Owned Equipment section. He regularly inspects MONUSCO bases in DRC, making sure peacekeepers have adequate and well-functioning equipment so that they are ready for action at any given time. (UNV, 2014)
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Peacekeeping troops of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) must be ready to take action at any time and under any circumstances, if necessary, under the peacekeeping mandate of the United Nations in DRC. Three UN Volunteers make sure this is the case. Deployed with the Contingent-Owned Equipment (COE) section of MONUSCO, four times per year they inspect its bases in Katalé, Tongo, Kiwanja, Nyamilima and Ishasha. Read
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

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