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UNV honours outstanding Online Volunteering teams
04 December 2015
Bonn, Germany: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme announced this week the five winners of the “UNV Online Volunteering Award 2015” and launched a global voting campaign for the public’s favourite winner. In the lead up to International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December, UNV invites citizens worldwide to be inspired by the winners’ stories and participate in the global voting for their favourite winner on onlinevolunteering.org. The public's favourite will be announced on IVD. Through the UNV Online Volunteering service, UNV mobilizes every year more than 11,000 UN Online Volunteers who undertake more than 17,000 online volunteering assignments. 60 percent of UN Online Volunteers come from the global South. Read
Fostering innovation for development in Kosovo
06 October 2015
David Svab, who's UN Volunteer assignment is fully funded by the Czech Republic, is a UN Youth Volunteer serving as Programme Officer with the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development division of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo. (UNV, 2015)
Prishtina, Kosovo: As a UN Youth Volunteer, I am extremely glad I have the chance to be exposed to this world of innovations for development, as I believe technology can aid us to get better insights into society and tailor our response to its needs more effectively, with a fraction of the cost that would have been needed before. I am also excited about the potential cooperation on some technical aspects of our Big Data initiative with volunteers from around the world through the UNV Online Volunteering platform. Read
Country Overview: UN Volunteers in Lesotho
01 August 2015
Since 1972, the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) in Lesotho has been active in a number of areas, including agriculture, community and rural development, infrastructure development, health care and employment creation. Read
More about: Poverty
Countries:  Lesotho
Youth volunteers, agents of change
19 September 2013
Youth participating in the workshop “Be a volunteer, be an agent of change” at the Global Youth Summit in Costa Rica. (UNV, 2013)
San José, Costa Rica: Young people from around the world gathered for the BYND2015 Global Youth Summit in San José, Costa Rica on 9-11 September to discuss the post-2015 development agenda. UN Volunteers from Peru participated in the summit to highlight the importance of volunteering and the need to integrate it in all United Nations programmes. Read
More about: Youth
Countries:  Peru
The impact of young volunteers on their communities
12 August 2013
Aicha Bang'na, an agricultural technician, is a national volunteer under the National Volunteer Programme in Togo, supporting reforestation activities of the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Environment and Forest Resources of Kara. (UNV, 2013)
Kara, Togo: Two young volunteers from Togo provide services to their community in the Kara region, in order to support and strengthen the delivery of basic services. They are national volunteers under the National Volunteer Programme in Togo (PRONOVAT) implemented with the support and technical expertise of UN Volunteers. Read

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