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Volunteers plant 230,000 trees in one day
05 June 2014
UNV Programme Officer Hyun-Joo Youn (right), from the Republic of Korea, at the launch event of the volunteer campaign “Let's do it - one million seedlings in 1 day”. Over 230,000 seedlings were planted by 9,000 volunteers throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24 October 2013. (Bosnia Daily, 2013)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Last October, 9,000 volunteers joined forces to plant over 230,000 trees in one day as part of one of the largest volunteer actions in Bosnia and Herzegovina – the "Let's do it - one million seedlings in 1 day"campaign organized for the second year in a row and supported by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. The action was implemented on 24 October 2013 across the country and involved a total of 72 municipalities in both entities. Read
More about: Environment
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Towards more democracy, youth empowerment and environmental protection
29 May 2014
Souley Garba (third from right), from Niger, dedicates his free time outside of his full-time job as UNV Electoral Advisor with the regional office of MINUSTAH to help local youth organizations make and sell products from recycled plastic containers. This initiative, which he finances himself, offers employment opportunities to young people while contributing to environmental protection. (UN/MINUSTAH, 2014)
Hinche, Haiti: Since September 2010, Souley Garba, a UN Volunteer from Niger, helps the young people in Hinche, Haiti, to develop economic activities while protecting the environment; and this in parallel to his day-time responsibilities as UNV Electoral Officer with the regional office of MINUSTAH. So not only does he contribute to political stability in the country by providing logistics and security assistance to the Haitian body responsible for supporting the electoral process, but he also creates employment opportunities for the youth of the region. Read
More about: Environment
Countries:  Haiti
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UNV Field Engineer coaches football to build Haitian youth and MINUSTAH facilities
29 May 2014
UNV Field Engineer Magloire Buffalo-Bill (UK) with MINUSTAH coaches football after work to vulnerable Haitian boys and girls. Photo:  A. Adoum Goulgué-UN/MINUSTAH, 2014
Port-au-Prince, Haiti: By day, UNV Field Engineer Officer Magloire Buffalo-Bill provides engineering support and services to MINUSTAH and its clients. After work, he turns his builder's skills to coaching football to vulnerable Haitian boys and girls so they can shore up their fitness and athletic ability on the playing field. Read
Countries:  Haiti
Promoting volunteerism in Uzbekistan
15 May 2014
Andreas Karpati (middle) presenting the Volunteer of the Year Award on International Volunteer Day 2013 held in the National Library of Uzbekistan. (UNV, 2013)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Volunteerism enables young people to explore and try out new ideas; gain confidence and life skills, and a sense of activism and appreciation in return which can go a long way in the climate of political apathy which often surrounds them. Volunteerism truly can make an impact, and I am glad I had the chance to contribute to its promotion in Uzbekistan. Read
Countries:  Uzbekistan
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UN Volunteers promote healthy lifestyles in Crimea
09 May 2014
UN Volunteer Davron Mirsagatov (left), 'Young Football Volunteers' Project Coordinator, receives the award for "the best public organization to promote healthy lifestyles in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2013". (UNV, 2014)
Simferopol, Ukraine: In February 2014 the best Crimean athletes and coaches of 2013 were honoured at one of the most important sport events in Crimea: the annual Ball of Champions. The project "Young Football Volunteers: Sport and Volunteering for the MDGs", implemented by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was recognized as "the best public organization to promote healthy lifestyles in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC) in 2013". Read
UNV partnering with UNEP
19 March 2014
UNV has been partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources, including biological diversity. About one hundred UN Volunteers have served with UNEP in seven countries over the past seven years.

UN Volunteers are particularly suited to support UNEP’s mandate. They work within communities at the grassroots level, making them well-placed to build community resilience to climate change impacts. Read
UNV and UNEP sign Memorandum of Understanding
17 March 2014
Ibrahim Thiaw, Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UNEP Deputy Executive Director (left), and UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations. (UNEP, 2014)
Nairobi, Kenya: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Speaking at the event, UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus said, "UNEP and UNV have an incredible opportunity to innovate through engagement of young people and create a new evidence-base for the progress of sustainable development, also by utilizing social media and new communication technologies. With this Memorandum of Understanding, our organizations forge a global partnership to enhance the visibility, the scientific understanding and the recognition of environmental issues through engaging volunteers." Read
UNV and UN-Habitat sign Memorandum of Understanding
12 March 2014
UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus and UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation between the two organizations. (UNEP, 2014)
Nairobi, Kenya: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is keen on increasing the deployment of specialized UN Volunteers.  UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos said, “We have a new strategic approach to urbanization with three focus areas; urban legislation, urban planning and design, and urban economy and municipal finance. We recognize the specific contribution that UN Volunteers make to our projects and we are looking to engage volunteers with technical expertise in these areas specifically.” Joan Clos was speaking at a meeting with UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus, on the occasion of the Memorandum of Understanding signed recently between UNV and UN-Habitat. Read
More about: Emergency relief
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UNV partnering with UN-Habitat
12 March 2014
More than 170 UN Volunteers have served with UN-Habitat in 30 countries over the past seven years, supporting UN-Habitat in delivering on its mandate of coordinating human settlement activities.

UN Volunteers are particularly suited to support UN-Habitat’s mandate. They work within communities at the grassroots level, making them well-placed to build community resilience to climate change impacts. Read
UNV partnering with UNFPA
04 March 2014
Since the early 1970s, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Over three hundred UN Volunteers have served with UNFPA in 68 countries over the past seven years. UN Volunteers are particularly suited to support UNFPA’s mandate. Read
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