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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
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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
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Promoting greater involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS
01 December 2011
Every day, national UN Volunteer Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang (left), with UNV’s Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) project, shares technical advice, such as how to access health care services, as well as her own experience living with HIV/AIDS with others facing the same situation, such as the woman shown here in Hanoi, Viet Nam. (UNV)
Hanoi, Viet Nam: "Being a UN Volunteer changed my life," says Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang, a national UN community Volunteer in Viet Nam working with the UNV project "Promoting Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA)."  When Hang was expecting her first child, she found that both she and her child had been infected with HIV by her husband. Read
Ewout Erik Stoefs' story
20 November 2011
Ewout, presenting group work at a staff workshop. (UNICEF/2011)
Ha Noi, Viet Nam: I am currently working as a Capacity Building and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for UNICEF in Ha Noi. I work for a programme called the ‘Provincial Child Friendly Programme’ which aims to strengthen the capacities of Viet Nam’s provinces to tackle children’s issues. Read
More about: Children

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