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UNV issue brief: Basic services and volunteerism
07 February 2014
Bonn, Germany: The UNV issue brief on basic services and volunteerism supports UNV’s advocacy efforts to recognize volunteerism in the post-2015 development agenda as a form of civic engagement that provides a key complementary mechanism for social, economic and environmental transformation. Read
More about: Civil society
Countries:  Bangladesh  El Salvador  India  Kenya  Togo  Viet Nam
UN Volunteers saving lives in Darfur
29 May 2012
Ibrahim Vuni, UNV Electro-medical Technician working with the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in Sudan. (Photo: UNV, 2012)
Darfur, Sudan: “In any health care service delivery, the quality and efficiency of the services depends very much on the proper functioning of the medical equipment used by the doctors and other health care personnel. Even under normal and careful use, instruments may fail to function properly, and this is where my ability and skills come in handy.” Read
Protecting civilians in South Kivu
29 May 2012
Moussa Bakhaga with a Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) combatant in the highland of Kalehe. (Photo: UNV, 2010)
South Kivu, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo: “The moments that I like the most are during the missions in the field. There, I have the opportunity to enter into direct contact with people I help. These times of giving and receiving end with the firm belief that what I do is noble and will not be in vain. Nothing is so important in life than seeing your neighbor during his difficult times.” Read
Countries:  Mali
My job is my passion, and my job is to be a UN Volunteer
29 May 2012
Nestor Kinkela, UNV Aviation Mechanic Assistant, Transport Unit in the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Sudan. (Photo: Natalia Herrera Eslava/UNV, 2012)
Darfur, Sudan: "As a UN Volunteer assigned to the Transport Unit in the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I have been able to share my expertise in repairing heavy duty machines to support the Mission’s mandate. My work is my passion." Read
Standing up and speaking out
08 March 2012
UNV volunteer Stefanie Franke at a focus group discussion with children, conducted by SICR member organizations Save the Children UK and UNHCR. (S. Franke/UNV)
Sudan: "Sudan made me understand just how crucial it is to support those who are trying to make a change and give a voice to women and girls." Read
More about: Gender

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