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It is exciting to provide support for the health and nutrition of Vietnamese children and mothers
12 August 2015
Aisling Daly, UN Youth Volunteer fully funded from Ireland, in a Group meeting with Health Centre staff in a Dong Thap (UNV, 2015)
Hanoi, Vietnam: I started in my position as a United Nations Youth Volunteer in Nutrition working with UNICEF Viet Nam in May 2015. I was really excited about the prospect of living and working in this amazing country whilst also working within the UN system for the first time.

My previous experiences had been with NGO's working mainly in African countries, where, my work was focused on service delivery and community-based behaviour change programmes. I have spent a lot of time adjusting to the changes and differences within my new working environment.

More about: Children  Youth
Countries:  Ireland
UNV’s experience in strengthening volunteer infrastructure
27 October 2014
This series of knowledge products, including a global report and several country reports, is based on the findings of a global evaluation on UNV's contribution to volunteer infrastructure carried out in 2013.   Read
Countries:  Burkina Faso  Cape Verde  Liberia  Nepal  Togo
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  Sudan  Togo
Launch of "As We Grow Up" exhibition on gender, love and safe sex launched for Vietnamese young people
01 November 2013
To promote Vietnamese youth and adolescents' awareness and knowledge on gender, love and safe sex, an exhibition entitled "As We Grow Up" was launched today at the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology in Ha Noi. The exhibition is a joint effort between the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU), the Vietnamese Museum of Ethnology (VME) and the One UN in Viet Nam (with UNESCO as the lead agency in collaboration with UNFPA, UNAIDS, UN Women, UNODC and UNICEF). An international UN Volunteer from Finland supports the process while serving with the UNFPA Viet Nam's Sexual and Reproductive Health team. Read
More about: Health  Youth
Working to bridge the development divide through technology
17 May 2012
Training of the members of the Programme for Women Headed Households (PEKKA) in Indonesia. Jordi Tablada (former UN Volunteer), standing in back with colleague, Cindy Nawilis, while filming this training. (Photo: Willow Paule)
Indonesia: “I was very lucky because my UNV position allowed me to work at a very grassroots level. It was a completely life-changing and formative experience and formed the way I approached development work. I learned that everything has to be grounded in local culture, in local knowledge.” Read
More about: ICT
Countries:  Australia  Indonesia  Japan  Spain  Timor-Leste

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