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Assisting in the development of the rule of law
11 August 2016
Miguel Mateos Muñoz (centre), from Spain, was an international UN Youth Volunteer serving as Monitoring and Reporting Officer with the Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General (DSRSG) in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). His UN Youth Volunteer assignment was fully funded by the Government of Spain. (UNV, 2016)
Haiti: My experience in Haiti provided me with holistic knowledge of the work of the UN entities in the field. Moreover, it helped me to understand the weight of factors such as history and international dynamics in the unfair situation faced by developing countries as well as the need of a strong civil society to overcome it. Operating in a highly stressful situation was challenging, but made more resilient and mature, and taught me the importance of being objective, fair and serene in this kind of environment. Read
Countries:  Haiti
Bringing hope and social cohesion in post-conflict Côte d’Ivoire
01 August 2016
Maria Zamani served as UN Volunteer head of the public information office of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). (UNV, 2016)
Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire: I served as UN Volunteer head of the public information office of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in Daloa, the third largest city of the country. My duty was to use all public information means to create a peaceful environment, to build confidence and help the people of the region fulfil their dreams of peace and reconstruction in an environment of stability, security and cohesion. Read
Countries:  Côte d'Ivoire
Safety of UN Volunteers in South Sudan amidst fighting
18 July 2016
Bonn, Germany:
Between Friday 8 July and Sunday 10 July, heavy fighting broke out in Juba which had consequences for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the Agencies, Funds and Programmes active in the country. 

A ceasefire was declared on Monday 11 July 2016. At least 272 people have been killed in the recent violence. Two peacekeepers and one United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) staff lost their lives while several other peacekeepers have sustained injuries.

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UN Volunteers support peacekeeping operations in Haiti
23 June 2016
Haiti:
UN Volunteers support peacekeeping operations and the multiple activities of the blue helmets. At the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) their work is evident through activities that strengthen the Haitian National Police (HNP) and those that work directly supporting the troops.
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Countries:  Haiti
Berlin peacekeeping commemoration honours German peacekeepers
02 June 2016
Berlin, Germany: In what has become an annual event, the Government of Germany and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) held a gathering in Berlin to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, honouring the contribution of German peacekeepers around the world in the presence of more than 200 invitees. Read
Countries:  Germany

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