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Youth against racism and for peace
27 August 2014
National UN Volunteer Julia Lima, who works with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Communications Unit, took photos of an International Youth Day event in Brasilia where graffiti artists reflected on the theme "Black Youth against Racism and for Peace". (UNV, 2014)
Brasilia, Brazil: On International Youth Day, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme supported an event organized by all United Nations agencies in Brazil, along with the Brazilian Government, to celebrate the date and discuss the theme Black Youth and Peace. Through this event, the United Nations promotes a debate about the challenges faced by black young people in Brazil regarding violence, and access to more choices and opportunities. Read
The Government of Brazil launches new scholarship to support Brazilian UN Youth Volunteers
24 January 2014
Photo by Rogerio Garcia/UNIC, 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: In honour of Sergio Vieira de Mello’s legacy, the Government of Brazil, in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, has launched a new scholarship to support the participation of Brazilian youth in humanitarian work. The scholarship provides recent university graduates in Brazil with the opportunity to volunteer with UNV under its new UN Youth Volunteers Programme. Read
[PRESS RELEASE] New agreement between Comisión Cascos Blancos (White Helmets Commission) and UNV
21 June 2012
Flavia Pansieri (left), UNV Executive Coordinator, and Gabriel Fuks, Ambassador of the White Helmets Commission, during the signing of the agreement at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. (UNV, 2012)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: A new agreement between the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and Comisión Cascos Blancos (White Helmets Commission) of Argentina was signed today at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. The agreement will strengthen both organizations’ capacity to respond, through volunteerism, to disasters and emergencies rapidly and effectively. Read
[PRESS RELEASE] Rio+20 delegation visits initiative helping rebuild community through volunteering
21 June 2012
Rio+20 delegation visits the favela area of Canta Galo in Rio de Janeiro. (UNV, 2012)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: On the first day of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, a Rio+20 delegation visited the favela area of Canta Galo, where 57 UN Volunteers are engaged in the renewal of their own community. "This is yet another example of people power driving real change," says UNV Executive Coordinator Flavia Pansieri. "Volunteers, together with communities around the world, support social, economic and environmental transformation every day." Read
Brazilian UN Volunteers engaging with communities in El Salvador
19 December 2011
The UN Volunteers climbed the San Salvador volcano to pay tribute to the 66th anniversary of the United Nations, to their country and to volunteerism. When they reached the top, they used stones to write ‘UNV Brazil’ on the ground. (UNV)
San Vicente, El Salvador: "Together with the local government and the schools, we are involving the whole community and local non-governmental organizations in the production of knowledge products, school and community gardens, and climate change adaptation through volunteer actions." Read
Countries:  El Salvador

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