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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.
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UN Volunteers and Capoeira for former Child Soldiers
12 February 2016
Dieudonné, national UN Volunteer giving Capoeira lessons for the reintegration of children formerly associated with armed groups in DRC (UNICEF DRC, Kasereka, 2015)
Goma, DRC: The International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers is observed every year, everywhere in the world, on February 12.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) some of the greatest concerns have been the recruitment of child soldiers. It is estimated that 30 % of armed groups members in the eastern DRC are minors.

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  Recent resources    
Sustainable Development Goals: Information and guidance for volunteer organizations
04 November 2015
10 Questions & Answers explain the new Sustainable Development agenda, the role of volunteerism in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and potential activities for volunteers. Read

  Latest factsheet    
UN Volunteer professional profiles : International UN Volunteer
12 January 2016
This professional profile demonstrates the minimum requirements to serve as an international UN Volunteer, and highlights potential assignments, as well as volunteer entitlements.  It features a UN Volunteer Urban Management Specialist providing extensive support in the process of state building that includes helping to build effective and responsive government institutions and conducting surveys to accommodate housing. In addition, the UN Volunteer Urban Management Specialist delivers technical support and develops training programmes in surveys, urban planning and land administration. Read
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