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Promoting youth participation in governance
12 August 2015
National consultations were held in Kyrgyzstan to help define the development agenda beyond 2015. (UNV, 2015)
Kyrgyzstan: With over one billion people still living on less than a dollar a day, global development and the fight to end world poverty will continue to be top priorities for the international community for decades to come.

National consultations on a post-2015 global development agenda have been finalized in more than 70 countries with the aim to ‘localize' the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified in the global agenda. In the Kyrgyz Republic, youth accounts for 30 percent of the total population, and youth had a correspondent share of the total number of participants to the national consultations.

It is exciting to provide support for the health and nutrition of Vietnamese children and mothers
12 August 2015
Aisling Daly, UN Youth Volunteer fully funded from Ireland, in a Group meeting with Health Centre staff in a Dong Thap (UNV, 2015)
Hanoi, Vietnam: I started in my position as a United Nations Youth Volunteer in Nutrition working with UNICEF Viet Nam in May 2015. I was really excited about the prospect of living and working in this amazing country whilst also working within the UN system for the first time.

My previous experiences had been with NGO's working mainly in African countries, where, my work was focused on service delivery and community-based behaviour change programmes. I have spent a lot of time adjusting to the changes and differences within my new working environment.

More about: Children
Countries:  Ireland  Viet Nam
'Youth participation at the heart of sustainable development'
12 August 2015
Youth Delegates from the Commonwealth countries (Asia region), UN Volunteer Auro Shashwat (4th from right in the last row), and UN Volunteer Preetam Sengupta (6th from right in last row), with Mr. Lalit Gupta (4th from right in front row), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and officials of the Commonwealth Secretariat at the Asia Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Delhi, India, in July 2015. (UNV, 2015)
Delhi, India: UN Volunteers were invited to attend the Youth Leaders’ Forum prior to the Asia Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting. This was convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat and hosted by India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under the title ‘Youth Participation at the Heart of Sustainable Development’ from 27 to 30 July 2015. Read
Countries:  India
Other languages: en français  en español  
Model UN lets Cambodian youth practice skills as international negotiators
12 August 2015
Lim Rathanakleaphea, 20, addresses the Phnom Penh Model United Nations 2015 assembly as a "delegate" representing Ghana. (Ms Run Puthkunthea, volunteer photographer for PPMUN2015)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: On 21 June 2015, 38 students from eight Cambodian universities acted as representatives of United Nations Member States in the second Phnom Penh Model United Nations Conference. The model UN conference was organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Cambodia in cooperation with the Department of International Studies of the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Its theme was “Global Transformation: the Sustainable Development Goals”. Read
Countries:  Cambodia
Other languages: en español  en français  
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
Other languages: en español  
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.

Countries:  Egypt  Jordan  Morocco  Yemen

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