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Youth unemployment: The foresight experience in Kosovo
14 November 2014
Prishtina, Kosovo: From my very first day working as a UN Youth Volunteer as part of UNDP’s Inclusive Growth Team in Kosovo, I started to realize that all the statistics showing low levels of unemployment, particularly among youth, are hiding the true and disturbing extent of this issue. With more than 35 percent of young Kosovars neither having a job nor going to school, they grow impatient, pessimistic about their chances to have a decent life, and frustrated with not being heard. Read
Training of Trainers on Volunteerism to promote youth civic engagement
10 November 2014
Amman, Jordan: United Nations for Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme are pleased to announce the launch of a joint volunteer management Training of Trainers (TOT) in Amman. The workshop brings together 20 youth associations and civil society organizations from different Arab countries to share experiences and lessons learned on how youth volunteerism can be harnessed to contribute to promoting peace and sustainable development. Read
Countries:  Jordan
UNV Guidance Note: Establishing a Youth Volunteer Scheme
04 November 2014
Establishing a Youth Volunteer Scheme is a guidance note developed based on lessons learned and good practice from UNV field experiences in working with national partners to establish youth volunteer schemes.  The publication builds on these experiences to describe in general lines the process for establishing a youth volunteer schemes. Read
Young Ecuadorians define the new Post-2015 development agenda
31 October 2014
International UN Youth Volunteer Lena Priesemann (centre) during discussions with children at a World Water Day event in Quito. (UNV, 2014)
Quito, Ecuador: During my year in Ecuador, I met a lot of people, above all young people who are committed to fighting for a better world. I started my assignment in July 2013 to support the national consultations on the definition of the Post-2015 development agenda in Ecuador. The consultations were carried out under the slogan “The World We Want beyond 2015”. Read
More about: MDGs: General
Countries:  Ecuador
Young volunteers engage communities to combat Ebola
13 October 2014
Young volunteers are helping to prevent the transmission of Ebola by distributing soap and chlorine amongst communities. (UNV, 2014)
Conakry, Guinea: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, together with a consortium of Guinean youth organizations, is carrying out sensitization campaigns about Ebola prevention measures in communities around the country. Young volunteers are helping to prevent the transmission of Ebola by distributing soap and chlorine, showing community members how to thoroughly wash their hands and avoid contact with possible Ebola patients, as well as explaining what to do and where to go if one suspects having symptoms of the disease. Read
More about: Health
Countries:  Guinea

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