UNV partnering with Finland
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the Government of Finland, represented by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, since 1974. Finland provides support to the full funding of UN Volunteer assignments for Finnish nationals through two different departments: the Department for Development Policy and since 2016, the Political Department/Unit for Security Policy and Crisis Management.
During 2018, 36 Finnish nationals served as UN Volunteers, 27 of whom were funded by the Government of Finland.
The Finnish Government was also one of the 124 co-sponsors of the 2018 UN General Assembly Resolution on "Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" in 2018 (A/C.3/73/L.13).
Experiences of UN Volunteers from Finland
→ Volunteer voices of inclusion from IOM Somalia (Leena Saarinen, UN Youth Volunteer with IOM in Somalia)
→ Enabling improved management of migration challenges through data collection and analysis (Noora Mäkelä, UN Volunteer with IOM in Kenya)
→Supporting the livelihoods of women in South Sudan with UNDP (Stella Vellendi, UN Volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with UNDP in South Sudan)
Social media coverage of UNV's partnership with Finland