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UNV partnering with UNEP
19 March 2014
UNV has been partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources, including biological diversity. About one hundred UN Volunteers have served with UNEP in seven countries over the past seven years.

UN Volunteers are particularly suited to support UNEP’s mandate. They work within communities at the grassroots level, making them well-placed to build community resilience to climate change impacts. Read
UNV and UNEP sign Memorandum of Understanding
17 March 2014
Ibrahim Thiaw, Assistant-Secretary-General of the United Nations and UNEP Deputy Executive Director (left), and UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations. (UNEP, 2014)
Nairobi, Kenya: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Speaking at the event, UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus said, "UNEP and UNV have an incredible opportunity to innovate through engagement of young people and create a new evidence-base for the progress of sustainable development, also by utilizing social media and new communication technologies. With this Memorandum of Understanding, our organizations forge a global partnership to enhance the visibility, the scientific understanding and the recognition of environmental issues through engaging volunteers." Read
UNV and UN-Habitat sign Memorandum of Understanding
12 March 2014
UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus and UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos sign a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance cooperation between the two organizations. (UNEP, 2014)
Nairobi, Kenya: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is keen on increasing the deployment of specialized UN Volunteers.  UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos said, “We have a new strategic approach to urbanization with three focus areas; urban legislation, urban planning and design, and urban economy and municipal finance. We recognize the specific contribution that UN Volunteers make to our projects and we are looking to engage volunteers with technical expertise in these areas specifically.” Joan Clos was speaking at a meeting with UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus, on the occasion of the Memorandum of Understanding signed recently between UNV and UN-Habitat. Read
More about: Emergency relief
UNV partnering with UN-Habitat
12 March 2014
More than 170 UN Volunteers have served with UN-Habitat in 30 countries over the past seven years, supporting UN-Habitat in delivering on its mandate of coordinating human settlement activities.

UN Volunteers are particularly suited to support UN-Habitat’s mandate. They work within communities at the grassroots level, making them well-placed to build community resilience to climate change impacts. Read
More about: Emergency relief
UNV partnering with UNFPA
04 March 2014
Since the early 1970s, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Over three hundred UN Volunteers have served with UNFPA in 68 countries over the past seven years. UN Volunteers are particularly suited to support UNFPA’s mandate. Read
More about: Gender  Health

UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)