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Volunteering for the well being of children
12 August 2015
Fully funded UN Youth Volunteer Roger Dirckx, in a brainstorming session with other colleagues on how to improve cross-sectoral cooperation (UNICEF Rwanda/Yuen Park, 2014)
Kigali, Rwanda: During a previous assignment as a volunteer for an NGO in India, I worked in the field of child- survival and protection, where I was able to get hands-on experience in project management- and implementation.  I was able to learn from my colleagues and surroundings, and contribute my own skills and experiences to have a positive impact on the lives of our beneficiaries. From this perspective and the opportunity to be part of one of leading organisations in child- rights and –development motivated me to apply for a position as UN Youth Volunteer (UNYV) at UNICEF Rwanda. Read
More about: Children
Countries:  Belgium  Netherlands  Rwanda
The time has come to volunteer
12 August 2015
Stepanka Pechackova (Czech Republic), UN Youth Volunteer in Communications, Outreach and Youth with the UNV Field Unit and UNDP Country Office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia often gives presentations to local school children, like these, to promote volunteerism. (Ms Soyombo Makhbal, UNV Mongolia, 2015)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: When I was a teenager, I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams that I would one day stand on a TEDx stage and talk to hundreds of young Mongolians about my volunteering journey. I couldn’t have imagined being a volunteer either for that matter. Read
Countries:  Czech Republic  Mongolia
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National UN Youth Volunteers are first Youth Leads in UNDP Sri Lanka pilot programme
11 August 2015
UNDP Sri Lanka chose four national UN Youth Volunteers to be the first Youth Leads in its pilot programme to empower Sri Lankan youth by giving exceptional young people one year assignments to come up with innovative solutions to development problems. From top right clockwise are Joanne Kotelawala, Sulaiman Rameez, Archana Heenpella, and Isuru Perera-Somasinghe. (UNDP Sri Lanka, 2015)
Colombo, Sri Lanka: Imagine being given a year-long assignment to think about development problems in new ways and find solutions outside of traditional project cycles. That is what recently happened to four youth in Sri Lanka when the UNDP Country Office chose them to be national UN Youth Volunteers for its pilot Youth Leads programme.  Read
Countries:  Sri Lanka
Other languages: en français  en español  
UNV and KOICA increase their collaboration
06 July 2015
Signature of the new MoU between Youngmok Kim, President of the Corean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the UNV programme.
Bonn, Germany: On Thursday July 2nd, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus, and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) President, Youngmok Kim, signed the new Agreement on the United Nations University Youth Volunteer Programme, which further strengthens the collaboration between the two organizations. Read
Countries:  Korea, Republic of
UNV and National Youth Council of Fiji launch new report on youth volunteerism
18 June 2015
UNV and the National Youth Council of Fiji publish the country's first report on youth volunteerism Engage. Empower. Experience. Youth Volunteerism in Fiji, launching it in Suva on 12 June 2015.
Suva, Fiji: UNV and the National Youth Council of Fiji jointly published Engage. Empower. Experience – Youth Volunteerism in Fiji, the country’s first report on youth volunteerism.  Youth volunteers were involved in every aspect of the report's development from its research design to its recommendations.  Read
Countries:  Fiji
UNV and MBC Hope award outstanding young volunteers from the Arab Region
20 January 2015
The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi (left) with the UNV/MBC award winners (from left to right: Lamia Bazir, Zina El Nahel, Hadeel AbuSoufeh, and Amal Al Saqal) and Mazen Hayek, MBC Group Official Spokesman and Group Director of PR (MBC, 2015)
Dubai, UAE: Last night, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme brought the achievements, commitment and energy of five young volunteers into the international spotlight through a unique partnership with MBC Hope, the corporate social responsibility arm of Middle-East broadcasting giant MBC Group. 

The UNV/MBC Al Amal Youth Volunteering Award highlights the capacity of young volunteers in the Arab region to drive positive change in their communities. Moreover, it provides a platform for young people themselves to inspire each other and feel confident about their future.

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Countries:  Egypt  Jordan  Morocco  Yemen
UNV and Government of Hong Kong SAR launch new initiative to support youth volunteerism
19 January 2015
Hong Kong and Bonn: UNV and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced the establishment of the "Hong Kong – United Nations Youth Volunteers Programme".  Starting in 2015, outstanding undergraduate university students in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to serve as UN Youth University Volunteers for six months at the field offices of UN agencies in Southeast Asian countries. The two-year pilot scheme for 2015-2016 is made possible by funding provided by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong SAR. Its implementation will be supported by Hong Kong-based NGOs: Agency for Volunteer Service; Peace and Development Foundation; and the Hong Kong Volunteers Association. Read
[Press Release] UNV and the Government of Hong Kong SAR launch new joint initiative to support youth volunteerism
14 January 2015
Hong Kong and Bonn: UNV and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced today the establishment of the "Hong Kong – United Nations Youth Volunteers Programme".  The two-year pilot scheme for 2015-2016 is made possible by funding provided by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong SAR. Starting in 2015, outstanding undergraduate university students in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to serve as UN Youth University Volunteers for six months at the field offices of UN agencies in Southeast Asian countries. Read
Jordan: a UN Online Volunteer among the Young African Leaders
29 December 2014
UN Online Volunteer, Jordan Sera from Côte d’Ivoire
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire: In June 2014, 500 highly qualified and committed young Africans arrived in the United States to participate in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Among them was UN Online Youth Volunteer Jordan Sera from Côte d’Ivoire. Launched by President Barack Obama in 2010,YALI is a United States Department of State initiative aimed at educating and promoting networking among young African leaders. This includes a fellowship to study in the United States for several weeks. Read
Developing youth capacity on participatory citizenship and human rights
10 December 2014
Capacity-building session on human rights at the Riui Barcelo da Cunha High School in Bissau. (UNV, 2014)
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau: After the military coup of April 2012, all the socio-economic indicators of Guinea Bissau experienced a setback. Strikes in crucial sectors such as education, health care and transportation paralyzed the country. During the annual retreat of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Guinea Bissau in May 2013, UN Volunteers decided to plan some activities to contribute - through volunteerism - to the improvement of the situation in the country, weakened by yet another disruption to the democratic cycle. Read

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