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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: Youth
Countries:  Viet Nam
Three UNV Doctors among volunteers honoured by Limpopo Rotary Club
18 April 2013
Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa: Three UNV Doctors were among those honoured at a Thank You Braai and Celebration for international volunteers held in March by the Rotary Club of Polokwane in Limpopo Province, South Africa. UNV Internist Dr. Jerome Hubahib (Philippines), UNV Speicalist Cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Misra (India) and former UNV Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Asha Misra (India), as well as eight US Peace Corps volunteers, received certificates of recognition for their work in Limpopo communities Read
Health prevention for migrants
05 April 2013
Photo taken during one of the focus group discussion sessions with students on sexually transmitted diseases. (UNV, 2013)
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) of Bosnia and Herzegovina has a variety of important and successful projects related to border management, migration, and human trafficking. In early February 2013 I was warmly welcomed as a new intern  with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in the Migration Health Programme. This great opportunity brings a new perspective to my previous migration experience. Read
UNV Doctor secures donation of medical equipment for Malawi hospital
05 April 2013
Dr. Nicholas Lenge Katwamba, UNV Specialist Anesthesiologist at Zomba Central Hospital, standing next to a new ventilator donated by Medical Aid International. (UNV, 2012)
Malawi: For UNV Specialist Anesthesiologist Dr. Nicholas Lenge Katawamba (DRC) at Zomba Central Hospital in Malawi, having only one ventilator in the four-bed ICU was one of the greatest challenges he faced in assisting patients. Using his networks, he  connected the hospital with a volunteer organization in the UK which collects good quality used medical equipment in Europe and sends it to developing countries where it can continue to save lives. Read
More about: Civil society
Countries:  Malawi
Other languages: en français  
Being prepared - UN Volunteers in Chad take First Aid training
21 March 2013
Zo Eoritany (Madasgascar), a UN Volunteer with WFP, attends to a "choking victim" played by UNV Programme Assistant, Romaine Sy Djibrine, during a 3-day First Aid course held in February for UN Volunteers in Chad. (Photo: Badre Bahaji/UNV, 2013)
N'Djamena, Chad: Most UN Volunteers in Chad work in remote areas.  They welcomed the chance to take part in a three-day First Aid training course held just for them in N'djamena. Read
Countries:  Chad
Other languages: en français  en español  
750 take oath to be PROVONAT national volunteers in Togo
20 March 2013
A new Togolese volunteer takes an oath during the 12 March ceremony in Lomé organized by the National Volunteering Programme in Togo (PROVONAT) and the Government of Togo. (Photo: UNV, 2013).
Lomé, Togo: 750 new Togolese volunteers took an oath during the 12 March ceremony in Lomé organized by the National Volunteering Programme in Togo (PROVONAT) and the Government of Togo. PROVONAT was established and implemented by a team of UN Volunteers with funding from UNDP and technical support from UNV. Read
Countries:  Togo
Other languages: en français  en español  
Theatre for Social Development presents gender violence in Zanzibar
08 March 2013
Zanzibar, Tanzania: As a UN Volunteer working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zanzibar, I am involved in activities on sexual and reproductive health, working closely with government institutions. Looking for new innovative methods to raise the awareness of young people is one of the things I have been working on during my assignment with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. Theatre is a good way to raise awareness of women-related issues. Read
More about: Gender  Youth
Other languages: en français  en español  
Fighting against drug challenges with numbers
16 January 2013
Antti Impinen (front, centre) in discussion with fellow UN Volunteers at International Volunteer Day celebration in Astana, Kazakhstan. (Photo: UNV, 2011)
Astana, Kazakhstan : During my one-year assignment in Kazakhstan, there were a few questions with which I became familiar. One of these questions was why I chose to come to Kazakhstan. Being a statistician, I must say that it could be called a chain of random events. From a romantic or determinist point of view, what happened was that Kazakhstan chose me. Read
UN Volunteers saving lives in Darfur
29 May 2012
Ibrahim Vuni, UNV Electro-medical Technician working with the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in Sudan. (Photo: UNV, 2012)
Darfur, Sudan: “In any health care service delivery, the quality and efficiency of the services depends very much on the proper functioning of the medical equipment used by the doctors and other health care personnel. Even under normal and careful use, instruments may fail to function properly, and this is where my ability and skills come in handy.” Read
Countries:  Philippines  Sudan  Uganda
Keeping UN personnel and peacekeeping forces healthy in Bobonaro District
29 May 2012
Dr. Ryan D. Canlas, UNV Doctor with the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). (Photo: UNV)
Maliana, Bobonaro District, Timor-Leste: "UN Volunteers directly and indirectly serve the people of Timor-Leste. My contribution is to keep the UN personnel and peacekeeping forces in the best of health so they are able to execute their duties properly." Read

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