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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    
UNIC, UNV and ACCORD mark International Day of Peace with students in Pretoria
23 September 2016
To mark the International Day of Peace on 21 September Ambrose Toolit, UNV Programme Officer with the UNV Field Unit in South Africa joined with colleagues from UNIC Pretoria and the African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes in addressing area students about the Sustainable Development Goals and role young people have to play in promoting peace. (UNIC Pretoria, 2016)
Pretoria, South Africa: To commemorate the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Pretoria partnered with UN Volunteers and the African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) to educate learners on peace and its link to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Read
Countries:  South Africa

  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 Partnering with UNHCR
02 September 2016
Since the early 1990s, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Some 2,564 UN Volunteers, more than half of them women, have served with UNHCR in 95 countries over the past 6 years. Read
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