UNV participates in IVCO 2017 to support implementation of the SDGs through transformative partnerships for volunteerism
UNV Executive Coordinator Mr. Olivier Adam spoke today at the IVCO Conference in Seoul in a panel discussion on global advocacy to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 17 on revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development. The need to establish an enabling environment for volunteerism “to fully contribute to the realisation of any future sustainable development agenda” was the...Monday, October 23, 2017News
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Volunteers are the first to respond when crisis strikes, effectively responding to humanitarian emergencies everywhere. Often members of affected communities themselves, they help people to rebuild their lives in the immediate aftershock of a tragic event, and be better prepared to face uncertainty in the future.
Groups and individuals—most often regular people from all walks of life—...Wednesday, October 18, 2017News
The Young Person’s Guide: Changing the World Edition combines inputs from youth leaders and young people worldwide with expertise coming from 13 partner organizations in the private sector, civil society and international financial institutions.
The guide calls on youth...Sunday, October 15, 2017News
SWVR, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change
The online space features original research, new insights, and opportunities to collaborate in the lead up to the 2018 launch of State of the World's Volunteerism Report. It pulls together a picture of what is happening in the world in terms of volunteering and brings together the voices of key players in peace and development efforts. What are the latest trends in volunteering? What is the...Friday, October 13, 2017News
In support of Youth Volunteerism: UN Volunteers from 32 countries participate in the World Festival of Youth and Students
The festival brings together more than 20,000 young people from 150 countries. Partnering with the World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) for the very first time, United Nations Volunteers is supporting the Volunteer Corps of the festival, that includes almost 7,000 volunteers.
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2nd International Conference on Youth Volunteering and Dialogue: Preventing Violent Extremism and Strengthening Social Inclusion
This conference, the second of its series, highlighted the power of youth volunteering to address violent extremism and promote social inclusion. The conference offered a platform for youth volunteers to connect with and influence the broader global agenda on peace and development and foster greater international collaboration among youth volunteers.
“Youth...Sunday, October 8, 2017News
The main theme of this year’s Forum is “University Consortium and Volunteers”. The Forum will provide an opportunity for the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to strengthen its long-standing partnership with Japanese universities for the mobilization of young Japanese professionals fielded as University UN Youth Volunteers. Currently, nine universities are part of United Nations...Friday, October 6, 2017News
COP 23, UNFCCC, UNV Service Line: Volunteers to support national and international events, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UN Climate Change, in collaboration with United Nations Volunteers (UNV), is conducting an ambitious and innovative campaign to mobilize over 650 volunteers to assist in the delivery of this year’s conference.
The call for volunteers has attracted a flood of interest. Since registration opened on Monday 18 September, over 4,000 applications have been submitted.
This is the first...Wednesday, September 27, 2017News
International Day of Peace, Journée internationale de la paix, paix, peace, peacebuilding, Peacekeeping operations, undefined, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The International Day of Peace highlights this year solidarity with refugees and migrants and showcases the shared benefits of migration to economies and nations. The "Together" campaign reminds us all of our common humanity and shared responsibilities towards one another.
The campaign also encourages young people around the world to play a vital role. Youth can volunteer to welcome and...Thursday, September 21, 2017News