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UN Volunteer at UNMIL says "Serving a peace mission is never an ordinary job"
29 May 2015
Robertsport, Liberia: For UN Volunteer Marc Kalmbach, from Germany, a Consolidation of Democratic Governance Field Officer with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), a deployment to a peace mission is never "an ordinary job" but "a way of life". Marc is among the civilian UN Peacekeepers who serve UN missions around the world. ReadNew ICOS - making the UN Volunteer experience even better
06 March 2015
Bonn, Germany: The new international UN Volunteers Conditions of Service, which came into effect on 1 March 2015, include many new developments, such as increased pre-departure and resettlement allowances, extended post-service medical insurance, and paternity leave, to name a few, which show that UNV is committed to making the UN Volunteer experience even better.Preparing UN Youth Volunteers for their Assignments
The new conditions will better suit the changing needs of UN Volunteers, retain UNV as a cost effective modality attractive to UN entity partners, and streamline volunteer management procedures globally.Read
03 March 2015
Bonn, Germany: This week and for the second time in less than a month, the average age in the building UNV Headquarters in Bonn dropped significantly, inversely proportional with the rise in levels of energy and enthusiasm. UNV, as part of a series of UN Youth Volunteer training sessions, is hosting groups of young people attending their Assignment Preparation Training. Read
10 December 2014
Bonn, Germany: In a video message to all personnel, United Nations Volunteers Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus has announced new Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers. The message, part UNV's information campaign to notify UN partners and UN Volunteers of major policy changes that will take effect as of 1 March 2015, highlights changes particularly relevant to current and prospective UN Volunteers. ReadInternational Volunteer Day 2014: Make change happen, volunteer!
04 December 2014
Bonn, Germany: On 5 December we celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2014 - Make change happen, volunteer! This year, on this very special day, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme not only celebrates and recognizes volunteerism in all its facets, but pays special tribute to the participation of people in making change at all levels – locally, nationally and globally. For IVD 2014, please join us in acknowledging and enhancing people’s participation, engagement and voice, in shaping and implementing development policies and the world we want. Read
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