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RIO 2016 Volunteer Programme
03 September 2014
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has organized consultations to explore how volunteerism can be given more visibility during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. This follows the successful support provided by UNV during the Beijing Olympic Games. Read
Increasing rural youth capacity to tackle local problems and achieve the MDGs
12 August 2014
Young people and their teachers are designing and discussing projects which are built on youth-adult partnership methodology. Forum facilitator Valeriya Gorshkova (centre) provides her feedback on the designed projects. (UNV, 2014)
Ochakov, Ukraine: More than 50 rural youth and teachers from the Mykolaiv and Kherson oblasts took part in the Youth Forum organized by the ‘Young Football Volunteers' programme to learn about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), healthy lifestyle and volunteering. The YFV programme was launched by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in 2012 to utilize sport and volunteering as a means to tackle health and social risks. Read
More about: HIV/AIDS  Health  Youth
Countries:  Ukraine
UN Volunteers promote healthy lifestyles in Crimea
09 May 2014
UN Volunteer Davron Mirsagatov (left), 'Young Football Volunteers' Project Coordinator, receives the award for "the best public organization to promote healthy lifestyles in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2013". (UNV, 2014)
Simferopol, Ukraine: In February 2014 the best Crimean athletes and coaches of 2013 were honoured at one of the most important sport events in Crimea: the annual Ball of Champions. The project "Young Football Volunteers: Sport and Volunteering for the MDGs", implemented by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was recognized as "the best public organization to promote healthy lifestyles in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC) in 2013". Read
UN Volunteer takes part in art exhibition in Germany
29 August 2013
Photograph of a Haitian tap-tap taken by UN Volunteer Igor Rugwiza and currently featured in the art exhibition Arte Suste Mobile in Hamburg, Germany. (Igor Rugwiza, 2013)
Hamburg, Germany: Two photographs by UN Volunteer Igor Rugwiza (Burundi), Public Information Officer with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti are featured in the art exhibition Arte Suste Mobile in Hamburg until 30 October 2013. The exhibition is an official project of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development that seeks to mobilize the educational resources of the world to create a more sustainable future. The theme for 2013 is sustainable traffic, mobility and transport. Read
More about: Education  Environment
Countries:  Germany  Haiti
Solving youth problems together
12 August 2013
The "Solving Youth Problems Together" Forum was organized by the youth organization Alter-Sport and the 'Young Football Volunteers: Sport and Volunteering for the Millennium Development Goals' project, with its UN Volunteers working in the Mykolaiv region. (UNV, 2013)
Ukraine: Organized by the youth organization Alter-Sport and the 'Young Football Volunteers' project, the Youth Forum "Solving Youth Problems Together" hosted 65 participants to discuss youth-related issues and share experiences in addressing the problems of youth, focusing on positive practices of healthy lifestyle and meaningful leisure activities. Read
Countries:  Ukraine

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