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Youth - Related documents
National volunteer scheme for the youth of Gabon
12 May 2016
The Minister of Youth and Sports of Gabon, Blaise Louembe (right), and the Chief of Partnerships and Communications Division of UNV, Kazumi Ikeda-Larhed, signed an agreement for the implementation of a project that will support the establishment of a Youth Volunteer Corps in the country. (UNV, 2016)
Libreville, Gabon: On the occasion of the 5th Summit of Pan-African UN Youth Leaders in Libreville, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Gabon, Blaise Louembe, and the Chief of Partnerships and Communications Division of UNV, Kazumi Ikeda-Larhed, signed an agreement for the implementation of a project that will support the establishment of a Youth Volunteer Corps in the country. Read
Creating opportunities for Palestinian adolescents
11 May 2016
Chizuru Iwata, international UN Volunteer Adolescent Participation Officer in the State of Palestine.
“Adolescents can be powerful agents of change in communities,” says Chizuru Iwata, an international UN Volunteer from Japan, who worked with UNICEF as a UNV Adolescent Participation Officer in the State of Palestine. Read
UN Youth Envoy visits youth and UN Volunteers in China
27 April 2016
During his mission to China, Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (seated at table), met with Chinese UN Volunteers in Beijing, hosted by Manon Bernier, UNV Regional Manager for Asia and the Pacific (standing, center). (UNV China, 2016)

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi recently spent a week visiting China at the invitation of the All-China Youth Federation.  He was joined by a joint UN delegation of senior youth experts from UNESCO, UNV, UNEP, UN Habitat, ILO, and UNFPA to advance collaboration on youth development in China. Read

Countries:  Bolivia  China  Jordan
Promoting volunteering for women’s empowerment
07 March 2016
The UNV stand at the Gender Promotion Day. (UNV, 2015)
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Volunteering also allows women to access sectors usually reserved to men, and to take on new roles, especially as leaders and managers. Women volunteers can serve as role models, and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. An additional reason to volunteer! Read
More about: Gender
Countries:  Côte d'Ivoire
Other languages: en español  
Finding solutions to environmental challenges
05 February 2016
UN Volunteer Iba Mar Jobe (centre) discusses community environmental challenges and innovative solutions with youth in Port au Prince. (UNV, 2015)
Port au Prince, Haiti: Environmental challenges and the key actions needed to effect change are sometimes affected by cultural perceptions and stigmatization of certain types of informal work within society. It is a problem that requires dialogue and exchange of ideas directly with youth in order to effectively address environmental issues in Haiti. Read
More about: Environment  Poverty
Countries:  Haiti
UNV and Germany strengthen their partnership
20 November 2015
UNV Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus (right), and the Head of the UN Division from BMZ, Simon Koppers, sign a cost sharing agreement to support a global multi-stakeholder partnership for Online Volunteering. (UNV, 2015)
Bonn, Germany: United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus, and the Head of the UN Division from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Simon Koppers, engaged in a strategic partner dialogue, with the aim of strengthening collaboration and exploring further partnering opportunities, in particular in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read
Youth Volunteering for Development: Forum calls on Korean students to pursue youth volunteering opportunities
09 November 2015
UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus discusses youth volunteering options with Korean university students. (UNV, 2015)
Seoul, Republic of Korea: 100 young Korean students attended the first ever United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme-Korea Joint Forum on Volunteering for Peace and Development at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 8 October. The Forum heard of the overwhelmingly positive contributions young people can make to international development through volunteering. Read
A new interactive debate on Indian youth themes live-streamed worldwide
30 October 2015
Youth debate on the stage was lively. (UNV India/YKA, 2015)
New Delhi, India: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in India, Youth Ki Awaaz (YKA) and Action/2015 are convinced that India’s young population and their spirit of volunteerism can help overcome poverty and achieve the sustainable development agenda. They are therefore constantly exploring possibilities to mobilize and engage volunteers and to give voice to the youth of the country. Read
Countries:  India
Fostering innovation for development in Kosovo
06 October 2015
David Svab, who's UN Volunteer assignment is fully funded by the Czech Republic, is a UN Youth Volunteer serving as Programme Officer with the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development division of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo. (UNV, 2015)
Prishtina, Kosovo: As a UN Youth Volunteer, I am extremely glad I have the chance to be exposed to this world of innovations for development, as I believe technology can aid us to get better insights into society and tailor our response to its needs more effectively, with a fraction of the cost that would have been needed before. I am also excited about the potential cooperation on some technical aspects of our Big Data initiative with volunteers from around the world through the UNV Online Volunteering platform. Read
Giving Chadian youth the opportunity to volunteer
31 August 2015
UN Youth Volunteer Laura and UN Volunteer Alladoum, sitting together with community Volunteer Claudine Kelpessang who's giving explanations on basic hygiene measures to inhabitants of Walia neighborhood in N’Djamena. (Adriana Borra / UNV programme, 2015)
N'Djamena, Chad: We are Alladoum Assidjim and Laura Rutishauser, a national UN volunteer aged 33 and an international UN volunteer from Switzerland aged 29, working together to provide Chadian youth with local volunteering opportunities. In order to do so, we are supporting the set up pf Chad’s National Volunteering Programme (CNVP), with our partners the UNV programme, UNDP, the French Embassy and France Volontaires, at the request of the Chadian Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Read
Countries:  Chad  Switzerland
Other languages: en français  

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