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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    
“Think of volunteers as the amino acids of the Sustainable Development Goals,” said UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus at forum in Washington
20 June 2016
Washington, D.C., the United States:

“Think of [Volunteers] as the amino acids of the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, addressing the 10th Anniversary International Forum for Volunteering in Development held at the Brookings Institution in Washington on 14 June 2016. Read


  Recent resources    
2014-2015 Annual Report for Japan funded Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding
31 March 2016

The 2014-2015 annual report on the Program for Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding through Volunteer Assignments is now available. The report details the experience and contributions of the 16 Japanese nationals deployed during 2014 and 2015 as United Nations Volunteers under the HRD Program which is a joint partnership among the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center and UNV, funded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Read

Countries:  Japan

  Latest factsheet    
UNV in Action – Humanitarian Assistance
26 May 2016
Humanitarian assistance is a key issue to UNV. Emergency response, child and refugee protection, empowerment of vulnerable communities and the delivery of basic services are humanitarian endeavors where UN Volunteers show a strong track record. In order to be most effective and able, UNV has traditionally targeted close cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Programme, the Office for Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Population Fund and various other UN agencies. Read
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