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Berlin peacekeeping commemoration honours German peacekeepers
02 June 2016
Berlin, Germany: In what has become an annual event, the Government of Germany and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) held a gathering in Berlin to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, honouring the contribution of German peacekeepers around the world in the presence of more than 200 invitees. Read
Secretary-General moved by UN Volunteer Blue Room talks
10 March 2016
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the audience during the event commemorating the 20 years of UN Bonn on 8 March 2016. (UN Bonn, 2015)
Shaping a sustainable future in the light of volunteering was the message of the evening as Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon and other dignitaries gathered at the World Conference Center on March 8th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of UN in Bonn. Read
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UNV and Germany strengthen their partnership
20 November 2015
UNV Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus (right), and the Head of the UN Division from BMZ, Simon Koppers, sign a cost sharing agreement to support a global multi-stakeholder partnership for Online Volunteering. (UNV, 2015)
Bonn, Germany: United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus, and the Head of the UN Division from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Simon Koppers, engaged in a strategic partner dialogue, with the aim of strengthening collaboration and exploring further partnering opportunities, in particular in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read
UN Volunteer at UNMIL says "Serving a peace mission is never an ordinary job"
29 May 2015
UN Volunteer Marc Kalmbach (Germany)(left), a Consolidation of Democratic Governance Field Officer with UNMIL, attends a football tournament held to mark the International Day of Peace 2013 at Robertsport, Liberia. (UNMIL, 2013)
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. Read
Countries:  Liberia
New 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. 

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.


UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)