Malawi, Volunteer infrastructure, volunteerism, youth, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Growth and Development Strategy III (2017-2022) recognizes the value of volunteerism in increasing the productivity of youth and unemployed Malawians. It envisages the establishment of a national volunteer service programme.
The Ministries of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development and Finance, Economic Planning and Development will work closely with the National Youth...Friday, July 20, 2018News
Burundi, Volunteer infrastructure, volunteerism, youth, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In Burundi, more than 68 per cent of the population is under 24 years old. This demographic structure, with a majority of motivated and ambitious youth, could fuel the economy and lead to economic growth for the small African country. However, the demographic dividend is yet to be realized. Instead, Burundi faces a major challenge of providing its youth with employment opportunities and future...Thursday, July 19, 2018News
The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018: The Thread that Binds draws on original research across five continents to understand how communities view volunteering. The report aims to help governments and development partners maximize the contribution of volunteerism as a property of resilient communities.
Focus groups and policy discussions for the report were...Tuesday, July 17, 2018News
As the secretariat for the plan of action to integrate volunteering into sustainable peace and development under the 2030 Agenda, designated by the General Assembly, UNV is strengthening its convening and facilitating role for multi-stakeholder partnerships for volunteerism and the Global Goals. One way to do so is through enhanced partnerships with the UN Regional Commissions to feed into the...Tuesday, July 17, 2018News
Senegal, UN Youth Volunteers, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The objective of this workshop was to help participants better understand both the UNV programme and their role as UN Youth Volunteers, the value of engagement and participation, and to think about ways to promote volunteerism during their assignments.
For four days (from 2 to 5 July 2018) in Saly (90 km from Dakar), 15 young and talented people received high-level training aimed at...Friday, July 13, 2018News
The "Youth for South (Y4S): Advanced Young Leadership Programme" was launched by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) last year during the Global South-South Development Expo in Antalya, Turkey.
The training, bearing the title "UN Catalytic Support to South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Implementing the...Wednesday, July 11, 2018News
IOM, migration, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
UN Volunteers make important contributions to UN action in the pursuit of sustainable development, with a particular focus on people in transition or crisis.
Through this partnership agreement, UNV and IOM aim to deploy UN Volunteers to achieve more humane and orderly migration. UN Volunteers are well placed for this, as volunteerism promotes greater social inclusion of...Friday, June 29, 2018News
Bangladesh. Cox's Bazaar, Lao PDR, Mauritius, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Through this partnership, specialized professionals and young people from diverse backgrounds have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and gain/share experience with WHO.
This is a win for everyone. Volunteers bring valuable skills and experience, and we boost our collective strength to support communities in the area of public health, which benefits our work and the...Thursday, June 28, 2018News
#WithRefugees, World Refugee Day, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In its Global Trends report, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports that there were 68 million forcibly displaced persons in the world at the end of 2017, half of whom were under the age of 18.
People leaving their homes for the unknown, in hope of finding a safer and more secure future, are often triggered by the ravages of war, famine,...Wednesday, June 20, 2018News
capacité des jeunes, Senegal, UN University Volunteers, volontaires universitaires de l'ONU, youth, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
By signing this partnership, ISM, a leader in francophone Africa, becomes the first university in Africa to integrate the UN University Volunteer category in the academic curriculum and offer its students the opportunity to promote volunteerism as a key asset for sustainable peace and development in Africa.
ISM students will be deployed in UN agencies in Senegal as UN University...Friday, June 15, 2018News