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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.

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Preparing UN Youth Volunteers for their Assignments
03 March 2015
For the first time national UN Youth Volunteers in Madagascar are trained for their assignment with UNDP Madagascar. Here, UN Youth Volunteer Razanadravily Justine Lange Lailla (left) and the Youth Center Director Andrianaridera Suzano (standing on the right) during an exercise (Raj Hassalany, UNV, 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
UNV announces new Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers
10 December 2014
UNV Executive Director Richard Dictus summarizes the major policy changes contained in the new Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers (ICOS) in a video message sent to all personnel. The new ICOS take effect on 1 March 2015. (UNV, 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. Read
International 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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