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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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First UNV Kenya, Somalia and Uganda Regional Retreat in Kenya sets pace for peer-to-peer learning innovations
18 November 2014
Ms. Maria-Threase Keating, UNDP Kenya Country Director, giving her inspirational. (UNV, 2014)
Nairobi, Kenya: The first UNV African Regional Retreat for UN Volunteers was held from 5 to 8 November, 2014 at the Maanzoni Lodge, Lukenya, in Kenya. More than 150 people from UNV teams in Kenya, Somalia and Uganda gathered to share their knowledge and network. Tapiwa Kamuruko, who was recently installed in Nairobi in the new post of UNV Regional Manager for Africa, opened the retreat. Maria–Threase Keating, UNDP Kenya Country Director, and David Akopyan, UNDP Somalia Deputy Country Director (Programmes), also attended. Read

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UNV Guidance Note: Establishing a Youth Volunteer Scheme
04 November 2014
Establishing a Youth Volunteer Scheme is a guidance note developed based on lessons learned and good practice from UNV field experiences in working with national partners to establish youth volunteer schemes.  The publication builds on these experiences to describe in general lines the process for establishing a youth volunteer schemes. Read
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Changing the world online: onlinevolunteering.org
05 September 2014
There are no costs involved. Online volunteers cooperate across the world, without ever leaving their own homes. Online volunteers not only provide valuable skills and expertise. Coming from various backgrounds and cultures, they also bring new ideas and fresh perspectives. And they can help develop capacity in the organizations they work with, training staff, teaching new skills or providing guidance and advice Read
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