International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December, is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.
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South Sudan, UNMISS, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
"Volunteers are links between communities and peacebuilding stakeholders, so it’s important they continue coming because they bring a lot of motivation," said Olga Zubritskaya-Devyatkina, Chief of the Volunteer Solutions Section.
A heap of meetings in the capital city awaited Ms. Zubritskaya Devyatkina and her colleague Andrey Pogrebnyak, Director of Management...Monday, October 14, 2019News
Youth Connekt Africa Summit to explore civic engagement and volunteerism as a pathway to development
This session will bring together youth from across Africa, leaders in government, development partners and relevant stakeholders to explore the role of volunteerism and civic engagement in community and national development.
More specifically, the session will engage participants in discussions around youth engagement. It will also showcase exemplary and impactful models related to...Friday, October 11, 2019News
Why volunteering and inequality?
The 2030 Agenda highlights the need for new partnerships between citizens and states in order to tackle complex challenges. Citizen contributions through volunteer work, as a form of unpaid work, are manifested in every community and society.
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United Nations (UN) Member States and other actors have taken steps to achieve the SDGs by 2030, including many that involve volunteering.
There has been significant progress in some areas such as education, with more than 92.58 per cent of young men and 88.61 per cent of young women literate, but much work...Saturday, October 5, 2019News
Children, Memorandum of Understanding, Tags: UNICEF, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
During the signing ceremony, Mr Adam and Ms Fore highlighted the importance of working closer together to reach the full potential of the partnership.
The agreement facilitates the deployment of UN Volunteers to support UNICEF in delivering on its mission to protect children, reduce child mortality, support quality education, provide life-saving emergency support and empower women and...Thursday, September 19, 2019News
“We always referred to inclusive volunteerism, where there are no restrictions, for example, of age. The selected volunteers are at least 16 years old, but above that age there is no limit. Diversity is one of the fundamental pillars of the volunteers engaged with the Games. Around 61 percent of the trained volunteers were women, and their participation was critical for the success of the...Wednesday, September 18, 2019News
Agenda 2030, Memorandum of Understanding, Occupied Palestinian territory, State of Palestine, UNDP, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
As per the agreement, UNV and PICA will cooperate to increase the presence of Palestine nationals serving the United Nations System as UN Volunteers globally, jointly develop a UNV Full Funding programme for Palestinian nationals to be deployed as UN Volunteers, and customize an online volunteering platform to engage Palestinians as online volunteers in support of the 2030 Agenda.
The...Monday, September 9, 2019News
HDRO, New York, Plan of Action, POAEVENTS, POANEWS, UNDP, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
There are one billion people who are estimated to actively volunteer worldwide. The 2015 Human Development Report (HDR) highlights that, volunteering creates social value and fosters innovation where markets and organizations were unable to make a direct contributions to peace and...Monday, September 2, 2019News
Speakers featuring at the event include Ms Aya Yoshida, Director of the Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr Toily Kurbanov, Deputy Executive Coordinator of UNV, and Mr Lamine Manneh, Director of the Regional Service Center for Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
A panel discussion will...Monday, August 26, 2019News