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UNV Message for the International Day of UN Peacekeepers
27 May 2016
Bonn, Germany: The UN sets aside 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers to honour the memory of UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.Former combatants stand for election after civic education by UN Volunteer in CAR
Some 2,000 UN Volunteers are among the 18,000 international and national civilian personnel who tirelessly work with people and communities living at and behind the frontlines. Read
25 May 2016
Central African Republic: Madina Dia is a UN Volunteer Electoral Advisor with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. She worked with local elections authorities to develop strategies for a peaceful election in December 2015. Following sensitization campaigns and training on the role of elections as the legal means to access power, independent legislative candidates from armed groups registered to serve their country. ReadDay 2 before the presidential elections in Mali: UN Volunteers prepare!
26 July 2013
Bamako, Mali: While the first round of elections in Mali will take place in Mali on Sunday 28 July, United Nations Volunteers have been working hard for several weeks already. Often working late into the night, they look to support the Malian authorities in the organisation of transparent, inclusive and credible presidential elections in Mali. Read
16 September 2011
“The biggest challenge is when I have to put on big shoes and walk the same way I do with my normal size shoes,” says UN Volunteer Elisha Laizer. By this I mean: “When my clients expect quality service regardless of the inadequate resources I have on the ground.” ReadElectoral challenges for new UN Volunteers in Timor-Leste
08 July 2011
Dili, Timor-Leste: Last week, the UNV Field Unit welcomed its 20 newest members who reported for their assignments as UNV Electoral Officers and Advisors in the country’s 2012 national elections.
These fast approaching 2012 elections are a vast undertaking, requiring a great deal of preparation, much of which needs to be done well in advance. The newly arrived UN Volunteers will be supporting the electoral process. Read
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