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'We will forever be known by the tracks we leave'
27 May 2016
Grace Ikirimat Odeke (Uganda), UNV Peace Consolidation Services Officer with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), works with uniformed personnel of UNMIL and local counterparts to reach out to communities and speak against mob violence. (UNV, 2016)
Liberia: Sharing my skills and experience as a UN Volunteer creates positive change in society. I spearheaded efforts to strengthen the capacity of civil society through training and mentoring in areas of governance and accountability. The effort culminated in the reorganization of civil society actors and the development of a shared strategic vision. Read
Countries:  Liberia
UNV Message for the International Day of UN Peacekeepers
27 May 2016
Bonn, Germany: The UN sets aside 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers to honour the memory of UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

Some 2,000 UN Volunteers are among the 18,000 international and national civilian personnel who tirelessly work with people and communities living at and behind the frontlines.
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How to remain human in the face of extreme suffering
26 May 2016
Solomon Ayiko (right), UNV Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer, with protection patrols, following a road used by women to collect firewood and charcoal where incidents of SGBV are common. An IDP is holding Solomon to help him walk in the deep water. (UNV, 2016)
Bentiu, South Sudan: My role as a UN Volunteer Relief, Reintegration and Protection Officer with UNMISS is to strengthen coordination among the different humanitarian actors in order to mitigate the risk of violence. My work also involves engaging with leaders from IDP communities to address inter-communal tensions, and to support local confidence to build community resilience and a peaceful co-existence. Read
Countries:  South Sudan
UNV in Action – Humanitarian Assistance
26 May 2016
Humanitarian assistance is a key issue to UNV. Emergency response, child and refugee protection, empowerment of vulnerable communities and the delivery of basic services are humanitarian endeavors where UN Volunteers show a strong track record. In order to be most effective and able, UNV has traditionally targeted close cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Programme, the Office for Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Population Fund and various other UN agencies. Read
More about: Emergency relief
Former combatants stand for election after civic education by UN Volunteer in CAR
25 May 2016
Officers of armed groups attend a sensitization session led by Madina Dia  (Senegal) (right), UNV Electoral Advisor with MINUSCA's Electoral Assistance Division, Bambari Regional Office. (MINUSCA, 2015)
Central African Republic: Madina Dia is a UN Volunteer Electoral Advisor with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. She worked with local elections authorities to develop strategies for a peaceful election in December 2015. Following sensitization campaigns and training on the role of elections as the legal means to access power, independent legislative candidates from armed groups registered to serve their country. Read

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