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UNMISS posting helps UN Volunteer retain her belief in humanity
03 June 2015
In her duties as a UNV Civil Affairs Officer deployed to UNMISS, UN Volunteer Katia Da Silva (seated with sunglasses) from Portugal, registers newly arrived internally displaced persons seeking refuge at a camp in Bentiu. (Photo: UN Volunteer Anna Adkiri, 2014)
Bentiu, South Sudan: What UN Volunteer Katia Cristina Da Silva, from Portugal, experienced during her assignment with UNMISS as a UNV Civilian Affairs Officer, especially during the crisis in 2014, has helped her retain her belief in humanity. Read
When moving from one village to another one, we realized how our presence was crucial
29 May 2015
UN Volunteer Giorgio Alegri taking part in his first Joint Protection mission, which aimed at investigating alleged grave human rights violations. (UNV Programme, 2015)
Bangui, Central African Republic: I am Italian and define myself as a “soul traveller”. Prior to moving to the Central African Republic (CAR), I have been working, living and studying overseas for the last 10 years. Over the time, I developed expertise in the areas of capacity building, migration, and human trafficking across different countries mainly from South/Southeast Asia, and Africa. Read
Being a Civil Affairs officer in Côte d'Ivoire
29 May 2015
Man, Côte d'Ivoire: Originally from Niger, My name is Samira Keita and I am a United Nations Volunteer Civil Affairs Officer in Man, Ivory Coast. Having earned a Master’s Degree in NGO Management and Development from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, I was first introduced to the work of the United Nations while interning at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva, becoming a consultant in the aftermath.

I became a UN volunteer after having subsequently served in different NGOs where I worked for the promotion of democracy, enhancing the participation of women in political processes and empowering the national governance in Niger, my home country. I also served as an election observer in the Ivory Coast.

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Countries:  Côte d'Ivoire
UN Volunteer peacekeeper helps restore the rule of law in Mali
29 May 2015
UN Volunteer Joseph Agbor Effim, from Cameroon, briefs colleagues on his progress in restoring the rule of law serving as a Judicial Affairs Officer with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). He achieved many results rebuilding the collapsed justice system in Kidal before being evacuated to Bamako.  (MINUSMA, 2014)
Kidal, Mali: As a Judicial Affairs Officer with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), UN Volunteer Joseph Agbor Effim, from Cameroon, is a civilian UN Peacekeeper. His assignment, to help restore the rule of law and rebuild the collapsed justice system, is challenging and sometimes dangerous, but the results are rewarding. Read
Countries:  Cameroon  Mali
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:  Germany  Liberia

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