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UNV and MBC Hope award outstanding young volunteers from the Arab Region
20 January 2015
The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi (left) with the UNV/MBC award winners (from left to right: Lamia Bazir, Zina El Nahel, Hadeel AbuSoufeh, and Amal Al Saqal) and Mazen Hayek, MBC Group Official Spokesman and Group Director of PR (MBC, 2015)
Dubai, UAE: Last night, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme brought the achievements, commitment and energy of five young volunteers into the international spotlight through a unique partnership with MBC Hope, the corporate social responsibility arm of Middle-East broadcasting giant MBC Group. 

The UNV/MBC Al Amal Youth Volunteering Award highlights the capacity of young volunteers in the Arab region to drive positive change in their communities. Moreover, it provides a platform for young people themselves to inspire each other and feel confident about their future.

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Countries:  Egypt  Jordan  Morocco  Yemen
UNV and Government of Hong Kong SAR launch new initiative to support youth volunteerism
19 January 2015
Hong Kong and Bonn: UNV and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced the establishment of the "Hong Kong – United Nations Youth Volunteers Programme".  Starting in 2015, outstanding undergraduate university students in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to serve as UN Youth University Volunteers for six months at the field offices of UN agencies in Southeast Asian countries. The two-year pilot scheme for 2015-2016 is made possible by funding provided by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong SAR. Its implementation will be supported by Hong Kong-based NGOs: Agency for Volunteer Service; Peace and Development Foundation; and the Hong Kong Volunteers Association. Read
[Press Release] UNV and the Government of Hong Kong SAR launch new joint initiative to support youth volunteerism
14 January 2015
Hong Kong and Bonn: UNV and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced today the establishment of the "Hong Kong – United Nations Youth Volunteers Programme".  The two-year pilot scheme for 2015-2016 is made possible by funding provided by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong SAR. Starting in 2015, outstanding undergraduate university students in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to serve as UN Youth University Volunteers for six months at the field offices of UN agencies in Southeast Asian countries. Read
Jordan: a UN Online Volunteer among the Young African Leaders
29 December 2014
UN Online Volunteer, Jordan Sera from Côte d’Ivoire
Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire: In June 2014, 500 highly qualified and committed young Africans arrived in the United States to participate in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Among them was UN Online Youth Volunteer Jordan Sera from Côte d’Ivoire. Launched by President Barack Obama in 2010,YALI is a United States Department of State initiative aimed at educating and promoting networking among young African leaders. This includes a fellowship to study in the United States for several weeks. Read
Developing youth capacity on participatory citizenship and human rights
10 December 2014
Capacity-building session on human rights at the Riui Barcelo da Cunha High School in Bissau. (UNV, 2014)
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau: After the military coup of April 2012, all the socio-economic indicators of Guinea Bissau experienced a setback. Strikes in crucial sectors such as education, health care and transportation paralyzed the country. During the annual retreat of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Guinea Bissau in May 2013, UN Volunteers decided to plan some activities to contribute - through volunteerism - to the improvement of the situation in the country, weakened by yet another disruption to the democratic cycle. Read

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