The Consultation will provide a space for governments, civil society, and other organizations to identify opportunities to support volunteers to accelerate SDG progress and maximize the potential of volunteering to tackle the region’s most pressing issues.
High-level panelists from the government and civil society will discuss innovations and best practices, explore opportunities for...Tuesday, April 16, 2019News
Delegates from across Asia and the Pacific region discuss the future of volunteerism for the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangkok
The consultation facilitated substantive discussions and generated great interest from partners to further strengthen and leverage the role of volunteerism to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The outcome and recommendations from the consultation will feed into the Global Technical Meeting in 2020 on reimagining volunteerism for the 2030 Agenda, which, in turn,...Monday, April 15, 2019News
ECOSOC, Plan of Action, POAEVENTS, Sri Lanka, youth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goalsECOSOC Youth Forum: Volunteerism key to fostering inclusion of youth and people with disabilities in sustainable development
As a UN Youth Volunteer with a disability, Kasunjith provided a unique and personal input to the discussions related to inclusion and played a key role in advocating for needs specific to the disabled community.
If not us then who? ‘Inclusion’ cannot be fostered without the participation of people with disabilities. It is very important that the disabled community is not...Monday, April 15, 2019News
Germany, Kakuma, Kenya, Lutheran World Federations, refugees, UNHCR, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goalsUNV Executive Coordinator inaugurates second Community Volunteerism Centre in Kakuma refugee camp with partners
The opening ceremony saw entertainment in the form of group dances and musical interludes and included speeches from funding and implementing partners and the local government. Similar to the first facility launched last year, this centre boasts meeting rooms and halls with a capacity of 220 seats, a solar powered lightning systemand two sports fields.
The Kakuma community centre is...Wednesday, April 10, 2019News
The Consultation will provide a space for Plan of Action Stakeholders from the ESCWA region to identify opportunities to support volunteers to accelerate SDG progress and maximize the potential of volunteering to tackle the region’s most pressing issues.
Ms. Emma Morley (Chief of Volunteer Advisory Services, UNV programme); H.E. Sheikha Hissa Al-Thani ( Special Envoy for...Tuesday, April 9, 2019News
Through the Online Conversations on Reimagining Youth Volunteering, we want to hear your experiences and ideas on youth volunteering. This could mean policies, investments, programmes, supports and ideas that help young people from all backgrounds to benefit from volunteering, while making an impact on the challenges that the world...Tuesday, April 9, 2019News
UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator salutes Member States for reflecting on the role of volunteers in sustainable development
Ladies and gentlemen,
UNV is a shared UN service hosted and administered by UNDP. Every year we enable thousands of global citizens to contribute to peace and development serving as UN Volunteers across the globe. I am taking the floor to share with the Conference two reflections and two acclamations.
First, evidence suggests that UN Volunteers, and...Friday, March 22, 2019News
entrepreneurship, refugees, Tanzania, United Republic of, UNDP, UNHCR, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
With a population of over 50 million people and borders with eight different countries – it’s safe to say the United Republic of Tanzania is an important player in the East African region.
The United Nations plays a significant role in Tanzania, with 23 UN agencies working closely with the government to implement development and humanitarian activities – including the hosting of over...Wednesday, March 20, 2019News
Around the world, people volunteer in different ways to achieve diverse impacts, both planned and unplanned. Most volunteering takes place through informal engagement between individuals, with only an estimated 30 per cent of volunteering taking place formally, through organizations. Much of this volunteerism – both informal and formal – takes place at the community level.
The 2018 ...Friday, March 8, 2019News
UN Youth Volunteers, UNFPA, Young Innovators Fellowship Programme, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Enabling young people to realize their full social, economic and human potential is a key aspect of this UNV-UNFPA partnership.
The fellowship programme provides an opportunity to bring 14 young people into UNFPA with a dedicated focus on both providing a youth perspective and driving innovation. Selected fellows would join UNFPA headquarters in New York for two months, where they...Sunday, February 10, 2019News