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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
UNV announces the public’s favourite winner of the UNV Online Volunteering Award 2012
05 December 2012
Bonn, Germany: After announcing the ten winners of the Online Volunteering Award 2012, UNV invited citizens worldwide to vote for their favourite team.

The online volunteers that helped UNDP Brazil spread the word about the Rio+20 Dialogues got the most votes. This initiative of the Brazilian government supported by the UN created a direct channel for global civil society participation in Rio+20. Read
UN DPI launches the UN Calendar of Observances iPhone app developed by online volunteers
05 December 2012
Screenshot of the UN Calender of Observances app. (2012)
New York, USA: Working with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), a team of three UN Online Volunteers turned the print version of the United Nations 2013 calendar into an iPhone application. The UN Calender of Observances  app is also the product of collaboration within DPI itself, including staff and interns. This personal task management tool aims to foster interest in and support for the work of the United Nations, and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes Store. Read

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