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Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
  Recent news    
Media coverage of the SWVR 2015 launch in Nairobi
25 June 2015
Mr. George Gachie, Project Officer (Kenya), Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch UNV at UN HABITAT, at the launch of the SWVR 2015 in Nairobi. (Photo: Ross Thornley, 2015)
Nairobi, Kenya: The new State of the World’s Volunteerism Report: Transforming Governance was launched in Nairobi last June 24. “On any given day on the African continent, millions of people are volunteering their time and energies for their communities. We’re used to seeing these everyday heroes caring for the sick or campaigning for better treatment of those with HIV/AIDs. Volunteerism is, after all, anchored in long held African values of Ubuntu and mutual support.” Richard Dictus on Business Daily. Read more about the media coverage of the SWVR in Nairobi here. Read

  Recent resources    
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
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  Latest factsheet    
Overview: UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers
12 December 2014
The Overview Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers highlights the major policy changes particularly relevant to current and prospective international UN Volunteers that are contained in the new Conditions of Service taking effect on 1 March 2015.
Bonn, Germany: The Overview on UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers (ICOS) highlights major policy changes that are particularly relevant to current and prospective UN Volunteers. The new ICOS takes effect on 1 March 2015. Read
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