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"If I have given a lot as a volunteer, I have received so much more in return from the experience"
07 March 2014
UN Volunteer Annie Michèle Wabo talking about social cohesion during an awareness-raising campaign. (UNV, 2013)
Duekoue, Côte d’Ivoire: As a UNV Civil Affairs Officer with the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire, I work to restore the State’s authority and social cohesion, to promote national reconciliation through peaceful management of conflicts, as well as to raise awareness about the culture of peace and to organize intercommunity dialogue sessions. As a UN Volunteer, I am proud to have made a modest contribution to development and to restoring peace in the world through the missions in which I have served. Read
More about: Gender
Countries:  Côte d'Ivoire
UN Volunteer invites prospective UN Volunteers to consider Afghanistan
07 March 2014
UN Volunteer Barbara Bianchini, from Italy, enjoys being a Staff Counselor-Psychologist with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and invites prospective UN Volunteers to consider assignments at the non-family duty station.
UN Volunteer Barbara Bianchini (Italy),  a Staff Counselor-Psychologist with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is enjoying her work in Kabul, a non-family duty station, and urges prospective UN Volunteers to consider taking up assignments there. Read
Countries:  Afghanistan
UNV Issue Brief: Peacebuilding and Volunteerism
29 January 2014
Using evidence from post-conflict situations, this Issue Brief demonstrates how volunteerism can be a key means for supporting national peacebuilding and global sustainable development. Read
More about: Civil society  MDGs
Countries:  Kenya  Liberia  Papua New Guinea  Rwanda
The Government of Brazil launches new scholarship to support Brazilian UN Youth Volunteers
24 January 2014
Photo by Rogerio Garcia/UNIC, 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: In honour of Sergio Vieira de Mello’s legacy, the Government of Brazil, in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, has launched a new scholarship to support the participation of Brazilian youth in humanitarian work. The scholarship provides recent university graduates in Brazil with the opportunity to volunteer with UNV under its new UN Youth Volunteers Programme. Read
Countries:  Brazil
UNV, UNAMA and astronomers in Afghanistan hold "star party" for International Day of Peace
21 September 2013
Poster to announce that UN Volunteers, UNAMA and astronomers in Kabul, Afghanistan, held a three-day Star Peace party (21-23 Sept 2013) on UN compound rooftop for International Day of Peace 2013. (UNV Afghanistan, 2013)
UNV, UNAMA and astronomers in Afghanistan are jointly holding a "star party" in Kabul for International Day of Peace to let people see humanity's place in the universe by looking through a strong telescope.

A special telescope has been installed on the roof of a building on the UN Compound which all UN staff are welcome to use on 23 September to observe the Sun. Organizers hope participants will also contemplate a sky free of political, religious, national and racial concerns and without any differences.

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Countries:  Afghanistan

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