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UN Youth Envoy visits youth and UN Volunteers in China
27 April 2016
During his mission to China, Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (seated at table), met with Chinese UN Volunteers in Beijing, hosted by Manon Bernier, UNV Regional Manager for Asia and the Pacific (standing, center). (UNV China, 2016)

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi recently spent a week visiting China at the invitation of the All-China Youth Federation.  He was joined by a joint UN delegation of senior youth experts from UNESCO, UNV, UNEP, UN Habitat, ILO, and UNFPA to advance collaboration on youth development in China. Read

Countries:  Bolivia  China  Jordan
Promoting volunteering for women’s empowerment
07 March 2016
The UNV stand at the Gender Promotion Day. (UNV, 2015)
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Volunteering also allows women to access sectors usually reserved to men, and to take on new roles, especially as leaders and managers. Women volunteers can serve as role models, and inspire others to follow in their footsteps. An additional reason to volunteer! Read
More about: Gender
Countries:  Côte d'Ivoire
Finding solutions to environmental challenges
05 February 2016
UN Volunteer Iba Mar Jobe (centre) discusses community environmental challenges and innovative solutions with youth in Port au Prince. (UNV, 2015)
Port au Prince, Haiti: Environmental challenges and the key actions needed to effect change are sometimes affected by cultural perceptions and stigmatization of certain types of informal work within society. It is a problem that requires dialogue and exchange of ideas directly with youth in order to effectively address environmental issues in Haiti. Read
More about: Environment  Poverty
Countries:  Haiti
UNV and Germany strengthen their partnership
20 November 2015
UNV Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus (right), and the Head of the UN Division from BMZ, Simon Koppers, sign a cost sharing agreement to support a global multi-stakeholder partnership for Online Volunteering. (UNV, 2015)
Bonn, Germany: United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus, and the Head of the UN Division from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Simon Koppers, engaged in a strategic partner dialogue, with the aim of strengthening collaboration and exploring further partnering opportunities, in particular in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read
Youth Volunteering for Development: Forum calls on Korean students to pursue youth volunteering opportunities
09 November 2015
UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus discusses youth volunteering options with Korean university students. (UNV, 2015)
Seoul, Republic of Korea: 100 young Korean students attended the first ever United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme-Korea Joint Forum on Volunteering for Peace and Development at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 8 October. The Forum heard of the overwhelmingly positive contributions young people can make to international development through volunteering. Read

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