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IVD celebration in Egypt draws youth and families
03 April 2013
During the celebration of IVD, some NGOs organized games, competitions, debates and shows. (UNV, 2013)
Cairo, Egypt: On Saturday 23 February 2013, hundreds of youth flocked from all parts of Egypt to celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) organized by UNV Egypt, in cooperation with several UN agencies, government entities, private sector, and national and international NGOs.  The theme used for IVD 2012 in Egypt was “3afer” – the 3 represents the Arabic guttural letter ʻa, and the word is pronounced ʻaafer.  The word “3afer” in the Egyptian connotation implies persistence and hard work. Read
A promise is a promise: UN agencies in the Middle East and North Africa call for action to end violence against women and girls
08 March 2013
Amman/Cairo: As the world marks International Women’s Day, United Nations agencies based in the Middle East and North Africa call on governments in the region to implement the commitments they have made to gender equality and to ending violence against women and girls. Read
Egypt commits to implementing regional project to strengthen youth volunteerism
03 February 2013
H.E. Dr Ossama Yassin, Egypt's Minister of State for Youth, signs 'Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future' project agreement in the presence of UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Ms Anita Nirody. (Photo: UNV, 2013)
Cairo, Egypt: Egypt was the first country in the region to sign today a project agreement with the United Nations (UN) to expand opportunities for Egyptian youth in the area of volunteerism. Read
More about: Youth
Countries:  Jordan  Morocco  Yemen
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UNV and Arab Federation of Voluntary Activities sign an historic Memorandum of Understanding
26 July 2012
Secretary General of AFVA, Mr. Yousef Al Kazim (left) and UNV Executive Coordinator, Flavia Pansieri, sign a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) at AFVA’s eighth annual conference in Egypt.
Cairo, Egypt: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme formed a groundbreaking partnership with the Arab Federation for Voluntary Activities (AFVA) under the patronage of the League of Arab States (LAS). UNV Executive Coordinator, Flavia Pansieri, and Secretary General of AFVA, Mr. Yousef Al Kazim, signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) at AFVA’s eighth annual conference. Read
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Dalia Ashour, UN Volunteer with UNICEF in Egypt
20 November 2011
Dalia at a workshop for school teachers about an Avian Influenza School Kit. (Photo: UNICEF/August 2009)
Egypt: "[A]ssisting a team of wonderfully talented and fully dedicated women to bring about positive change in the behavior of many Egyptian children and families (in matters of hygiene, non-violence, nutrition and more) is where I have found the most joy in my experience,” says Dalia Ashour who supports the Communication for Development Section.  Dalia promotes healthy living, hygienic practices and nutrition, and has also participated in emergency responses. Read
More about: Children
Samar Wahba's story
20 November 2011
UNICEF Egypt provides training to this teacher in the Upper Egypt Governorates in a project which aims to increase enrollment in early childhood education by improving the quality of education in the area.
Egypt: Being a UN Volunteer, working as an Education Specialist with UNICEF Egypt was a very important stage in my life. I had the opportunity to participate in the early childhood development project implemented in the Upper Egypt governorates of Assiut, Sohag, and Qena.  I learned many different things, and also helped to contribute to and ameliorate the lives of a number of children in rural areas. Read
More about: Children
Dalia Ashour's story
20 November 2011
Dalia (third from left), with the UNICEF Egypt Emergency response team in Salloum. (Photo: UNICEF/March 2011)
Egypt: When thinking of a volunteer, what usually comes to mind is a young person working in the field of an emergency zone. The link between the words ‘volunteer’ and ‘desk job’ is--to say the least--not very common. Well, I am one of those volunteers. I have been a national UN Volunteer, at a desk with office hours, in UNICEF Egypt’s Communication for Development (C4D) Section for a little over two years now. Read
More about: Children
Samar Wahba, UN Volunteer with UNICEF in Egypt
20 November 2011
UNICEF Egypt provides training to this teacher in the Upper Egypt Governorates in a project which aims to increase enrollment in early childhood education by improving the quality of education in the area.
Egypt: “I found it a pleasure to see those children having the opportunity to learn, play, express their feelings, and participate in different activities as the others do," says Samar Wahba, UNV Education Specialist with UNICEF Egypt. Samar monitors and evaluates an early childhood development project designed to increase kindergarten and school enrollment and improve the quality of education. Read
More about: Children
Volunteerism and the Millennium Development Goals: Success stories from the UNV programme
13 July 2010
Volunteerism is considered a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and a crucial renewable resource for social and environmental problem-solving throughout the world.

General Assembly resolution A/Res/56/38 asked the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to provide technical cooperation in the field of volunteerism to realize its potential as a resource for attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). 

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More about: MDGs
Countries:  Jordan  Morocco  Sudan
Making youth aware in Egpyt
17 February 2009
Cairo, Egypt: In Egypt, as well as the spectacular 'Sailing the Nile' central event, there were a host of other IVD activities tackling different aspects of the Millennium Development Goals with a special emphasis on raising awareness among youth. Read

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