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Seeing the wood for the trees
03 November 2009
Refugees in Tanzania respond to an environmental campaign that uses roleplay and drama. (UNV)
Arusha, Tanzania: Though refugees escaping conflict at home have it tough, there are still ways to minimize their impact on the environment. Shiferaw Mekonnen from UNHCR explains how voluntary efforts led to halving the amount of firewood needed by refugees in Tanzania, and how they planted millions of seedlings to help replace the forests. Read
Turning dry land green
23 June 2009
The UNV-funded project ‘Involvement of Ethiopian youth in combating desertification’ aims at countering desertification caused by both human activities and by nature. (UNV)
Amhara, Ethiopia: To mark the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on 17 June, UNV Executive Coordinator Flavia Pansieri has been in Ethiopia to observe volunteering for our planet at first hand. Read
More about: Education  Environment  ICT  Youth
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UNV volunteers praised for contribution to UNMEE
27 February 2009
In 2005, UNV volunteers and military personnel alike spent time rehabilitating a local orphanage. (UNV)
Asmara, Eritrea and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is now at an end. UNV volunteers were an integral part of the mission from the outset. Read
Countries:  Eritrea
My stethoscope and magic gas
25 February 2009
UNV volunteer Dr. Abner Taye Kebede from Ethiopia was recently nominated for a district medical award. (UNV)
Lebowakgomo, South Africa: "I proudly said that I am an anaesthetist by profession and a UNV volunteer. The first question I received was: 'Did a UNV volunteer assignment mean that I was stationed for a short time only?' It was with this encounter that I started my primary role of advocating for volunteerism."

Recently nominated for a district award, a UNV volunteer describes his life and inspiration as an anaesthetist in Limpopo Province.

More about: Health
Countries:  South Africa
A donor spirit for IVD in Ethiopia
16 January 2009
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: The IVD 2008 commemoration taskforce in Ethiopia decided that volunteerism needs to go beyond building capacity and transferring knowledge. Likewise, those who are not able to build capacity and transfer special skills can volunteer by giving out resources. Read
Youth volunteers hold back the desert in Ethiopia
03 August 2008
The vegetables grown by youth volunteers taking part in a UNV-led project show that desertification is not inevitable in Ethiopia. (UNV)
Amhara and Oromia States, Ethiopia: A UNV-led youth volunteering project is helping to combat desertification in Ethiopia by teaching young people about the environment and putting them to work in their communities. Read
More about: Environment  Youth
Volunteering for human rights in Eritrea and Ethiopia
25 November 2005
Asmara, Eritrea: From monitoring and investigating refugee camps, intervening with cattle rustlers to organizing training sessions -- these are but a few of the tasks of a UN Volunteer working the Human Rights Office in Ethiopia and Eritrea. Read
More about: Human rights
Countries:  Eritrea
UN Volunteers recognized for invaluable support to missions
27 May 2005
Bonn, Germany: As the United Nations commemorates the third International Day of UN Peacekeepers on 29 May, paying tribute to those who serve in peacekeeping operations, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) are also being honoured for their dedication and courage in helping improve the lives of millions of people in war-torn and post-conflict countries across the globe. Read
Surrounded by men
08 March 2004
Bonn, Germany: I joined the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) as a UN Volunteer two years ago. One of my first and most memorable experiences was a helicopter flight over the beautiful terrain from Asmara, capital of Eritrea, to Adigrat, a small town in Ethiopia near the Eritrean border. Read
More about: Gender
Countries:  Eritrea
Country Overview: UN Volunteers in Ethiopia
01 February 2003
The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) has been operating in Ethiopia since the early 1970s. The United Nations Development Programe (UNDP), in conjunction with the Ethiopian Government, is finalizing arrangements for the establishment of a national UN Volunteers programme. Also, it is hoped a national volunteer programme will strengthen support for the use of national volunteers as key players in effectively understanding local and national development needs. Read

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