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Fostering innovation for development in Kosovo
06 October 2015
David Svab is a UN Youth Volunteer serving as Programme Officer with the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development division of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo. (UNV, 2015)
Prishtina, Kosovo: As a UN Youth Volunteer, I am extremely glad I have the chance to be exposed to this world of innovations for development, as I believe technology can aid us to get better insights into society and tailor our response to its needs more effectively, with a fraction of the cost that would have been needed before. I am also excited about the potential cooperation on some technical aspects of our Big Data initiative with volunteers from around the world through the UNV Online Volunteering platform. Read
Giving Chadian youth the opportunity to volunteer
31 August 2015
UN Youth Volunteer Laura and UN Volunteer Alladoum, sitting together with community Volunteer Claudine Kelpessang who's giving explanations on basic hygiene measures to inhabitants of Walia neighborhood in N’Djamena. (Adriana Borra / UNV programme, 2015)
N'Djamena, Chad: We are Alladoum Assidjim and Laura Rutishauser, a national UN volunteer aged 33 and an international UN volunteer from Switzerland aged 29, working together to provide Chadian youth with local volunteering opportunities. In order to do so, we are supporting the set up pf Chad’s National Volunteering Programme (CNVP), with our partners the UNV programme, UNDP, the French Embassy and France Volontaires, at the request of the Chadian Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Read
Countries:  Chad  Switzerland
Promoting youth participation in governance
12 August 2015
National consultations were held in Kyrgyzstan to help define the development agenda beyond 2015. (UNV, 2015)
Kyrgyzstan: With over one billion people still living on less than a dollar a day, global development and the fight to end world poverty will continue to be top priorities for the international community for decades to come.

National consultations on a post-2015 global development agenda have been finalized in more than 70 countries with the aim to ‘localize' the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identified in the global agenda. In the Kyrgyz Republic, youth accounts for 30 percent of the total population, and youth had a correspondent share of the total number of participants to the national consultations.

It is exciting to provide support for the health and nutrition of Vietnamese children and mothers
12 August 2015
Aisling Daly, UN Youth Volunteer fully funded from Ireland, in a Group meeting with Health Centre staff in a Dong Thap (UNV, 2015)
Hanoi, Vietnam: I started in my position as a United Nations Youth Volunteer in Nutrition working with UNICEF Viet Nam in May 2015. I was really excited about the prospect of living and working in this amazing country whilst also working within the UN system for the first time.

My previous experiences had been with NGO's working mainly in African countries, where, my work was focused on service delivery and community-based behaviour change programmes. I have spent a lot of time adjusting to the changes and differences within my new working environment.

More about: Children
Countries:  Ireland  Viet Nam
'Youth participation at the heart of sustainable development'
12 August 2015
Youth Delegates from the Commonwealth countries (Asia region), UN Volunteer Auro Shashwat (4th from right in the last row), and UN Volunteer Preetam Sengupta (6th from right in last row), with Mr. Lalit Gupta (4th from right in front row), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and officials of the Commonwealth Secretariat at the Asia Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting in Delhi, India, in July 2015. (UNV, 2015)
Delhi, India: UN Volunteers were invited to attend the Youth Leaders’ Forum prior to the Asia Region Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting. This was convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat and hosted by India’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports under the title ‘Youth Participation at the Heart of Sustainable Development’ from 27 to 30 July 2015. Read
Countries:  India

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