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LGBTQ+ community in Moldova - a new social movement?
12 August 2014
Pride - the second LGBT Pride march in history that takes place in Chisinau. Pride showed how broad - from different people, different organizations and institutions - the support is. (UNV, 2014)
Chisinau, Moldova: "The LGBTQ+ community in Moldova has the potential to act as a catalyst of social reform, similar to other civil rights movements from the past. LGBTQ+ rights in Moldova have the potential to be a connecting theme for a real new social movement," says Josef Šmída, a UN Youth Volunteer with the UN Human Rights Adviser (HRA) in Chisinau, supporting human rights-based development and no discrimination in Moldova. Read
More about: Human rights
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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
Countries:  Ukraine
Other languages: en français  en español  
Fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples
12 August 2014
UN Youth Volunteer/UNV Human Rights Officer Fanny Declercq (Belgium, right) prepares folders with documentation on The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and ILO Convention No. 169 to share with beneficiaries in Bolivia. Fanny shared information about their rights and the duties of the state and of mining companies. (UNV, 2013)
La Paz, Bolivia: During my one-year assignment in Bolivia as a UN Youth Volunteer, I worked at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) within the Indigenous Peoples Unit. I became familiar with the rights of indigenous peoples in a country where 42% of the population identify themselves as indigenous. Read
Countries:  Bolivia
Other languages: en español  en français  
Recognizing and advancing local sustainable development
12 August 2014
UN Youth Volunteer Marta Gutiérrez (left) with Manuela Omari Ima, Community Coordinator of the Association of Waorani Women of the Ecuadorian Amazon (AMWAE), during the volunteer’s interview of AMWAE members for the production of a documentary film. (UNV, 2014)
Quito, Ecuador: As a UN Youth Volunteer in Gender Analysis, assigned to the UNDP Office of the Resident Coordinator in Quito, Ecuador, I support and advise the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Country Team on gender-related advocacy, communications and resource mobilization. Read
More about: Gender
Countries:  Ecuador
Other languages: en français  
Management of solid waste for sustainable development
12 August 2014
UN Volunteers who are part of the PEI project in Arequipa, Peru, demonstrate how to correctly separate solid waste. By using games for the demonstration, they caught the attention of people attending an environmental fair in Arequipa. (UNV Peru, 2014)
Arequipa, Peru: Improving waste management is the main goal of the UNDP-UNEP Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI) ‘Integrated Management of Solid Waste for Sustainable and Inclusive Development’, which has involved UNV since 2013. UNV intends to use its involvement in PEI to utilize the potential of volunteerism, as well as the engagement of young people, to enhance the social and environmental impact of the project. Read
Countries:  Peru
Other languages: en français  en español  
Fostering employment and discouraging illegal immigration
12 August 2014
Young job seekers take advantage of the newly opened CISO Centre in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Elizabeth Siebenmann/UNV, 2011)
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Youth Employability and Retention or, as it was commonly known, YERP programme, aimed to offer young people new entry points to the job market and at the same time discourage their illegal emigration, to prevent the drain of valuable resources from the country. With 24 national UN Volunteers, UNV played a pivotal role to utilize volunteerism as a linkage between education and the labour market, supporting the government, the public employment system and civil society with an integrated package of youth employability measures. Read
UNV official message for International Youth Day 2014
12 August 2014
Shakeeb Ahmed Khan, UN Youth Volunteer physiotherapist, and Sangboi, a local volunteer, provide balancing training to Elizabeth Chawngzamawi, a child with cerebral palsy. (UNV, 2014)
Bonn, Germany: Today, on International Youth Day 2014, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme joins the world in celebrating the role of young women and men as partners for positive change. Please join us in celebrating the millions of young volunteers around the world who, whatever their circumstances, are doing their share, and more, to improve the lives of those around them. Read
Mutual learning, action and enthusiasm
30 July 2014
Amanda Eyer (left), UN Youth Volunteer with UN-Habitat Ecuador, during a workshop about urban planning with the community of Puerto La Cruz in the Gulf of Guayaquil. (UNV, 2014)
Quito, Ecuador: Among this year’s many enriching experiences as a UN Youth Volunteer, two particularly stand out. Participating in the organization of the first National Urban Forum in Ecuador was one of them. The other was learning about the most immediate needs of communities living under very poor conditions in the Gulf of Guayaquil. In many ways, I equate these experiences with the essence of the mission of a volunteer. Read
More about: Poverty
Countries:  Ecuador
Youth Volunteers Programme
11 July 2014
Since 1976 when the United Nations General Assembly formally engaged UNV in the inclusion of youth into development and peace building through volunteerism, UNV’s significance towards this goal has been growing ever stronger. The 2014-2017 Strategic Framework of the agency puts emphasis on youth and channels effort towards the UN Youth Volunteers Programme as a means of making consistent and tangible progress. Read
Calling for youth volunteer stories in the Arab region
10 June 2014
The “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project announces its first Youth Volunteering Award for young volunteers from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, with inspiring stories to share about the importance of volunteering in development. UNV, 2014
Cairo, Egypt: UNV's “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project announces its first Youth Volunteering Award to recognize the importance of volunteering for development. The award will go to young volunteers from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen who have inspiring and life-changing stories to share. Read
Countries:  Egypt  Jordan  Morocco  Yemen
Other languages: en français  

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