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National volunteer scheme for the youth of Gabon
12 May 2016
The Minister of Youth and Sports of Gabon, Blaise Louembe (right), and the Chief of Partnerships and Communications Division of UNV, Kazumi Ikeda-Larhed, signed an agreement for the implementation of a project that will support the establishment of a Youth Volunteer Corps in the country. (UNV, 2016)
Libreville, Gabon: On the occasion of the 5th Summit of Pan-African UN Youth Leaders in Libreville, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Gabon, Blaise Louembe, and the Chief of Partnerships and Communications Division of UNV, Kazumi Ikeda-Larhed, signed an agreement for the implementation of a project that will support the establishment of a Youth Volunteer Corps in the country. Read
Creating opportunities for Palestinian adolescents
11 May 2016
Chizuru Iwata, international UN Volunteer Adolescent Participation Officer in the State of Palestine.
“Adolescents can be powerful agents of change in communities,” says Chizuru Iwata, an international UN Volunteer from Japan, who worked with UNICEF as a UNV Adolescent Participation Officer in the State of Palestine. Read
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

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