UNV partnering with the Czech Republic
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, represented by the Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Department, for many years. One of the many facets of this partnership is the full funding of UN Volunteer assignments in support of the United Nations system.
In 2018, 19 Czech nationals served as UN Volunteers, 14 of whom were funded by the Government of the Czech Republic. The Government also provides a contribution to UNV’s Special Voluntary Fund (SVF), a flexible resource to implement UNV’s Strategic Framework.
In addition, the Czech Republic was one of the 124 co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly Resolution on "Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" in 2018 (A/C.3/73/L.13).
In the same year, the Government submitted a National Situation Analysis on Volunteering, in the context of the Plan of Action to integrate volunteering in the 2030 Agenda.
Experiences of UN Volunteers from the Czech Republic
→ Big data and blockchain: using innovation to tackle Moldova’s development challenges (Tereza Sacha, former UN Youth Volunteer in Inclusive Growth with UNDP, Moldova)
→ Curating a sustainable educational structure using ICT strategies in schools across the African Union (Marcela Krejci, former UN Youth Volunteer in Education with UNDP, Ethiopia)
→ Closing the gap for women in STEM: UN Volunteer in Ethiopia engages more girls in science education (Tomáš Daníček, UN Youth Volunteer in Education with UNESCO, Ethiopia)
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