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Samsung and UNV announce an innovative partnership to promote volunteerism for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
19 April 2016
Pedro Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Latin America (left), Elise Bouvet, Manager of the UNV Online Volunteering Service (centre), and Amanda Mukwashi, Chief of the UNV Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation Section (right).
Aiming to leverage online volunteering to connect volunteer expertise with community action, this collaboration is the first result of a co-creation process between the private sector and the United Nations Volunteers programme Read
Taking action any way you can
05 February 2016
Julia Lima served as national UN Volunteer Communications Associate with UNDP in Brazil. (UNV, 2015)
Brasilia, Brazil: Volunteerism is giving your time and expertise in exchange for knowledge, and the opportunity to be part of the changes you want to make in the world. I urge everyone to become a volunteer in any way you can. You can start by helping people in your own community, then you will be helping people from the whole country, and then, who knows, you may also be helping people from all over the world.  Read
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] 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 UN Volunteers are engaged in the renewal of the 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

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