“UN Volunteers are highly-specialized professionals who work at grassroots level to empower communities to pursue learning and education to overcome development challenges, including extreme poverty,” says UNV Executive Coordinator Olivier Adam. “Leaving no one behind is at the heart of what makes UN Volunteers special, and we are looking forward to engaging more with UNESCO.”
Irina...Friday, February 24, 2017News
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The training was meant to inform, prepare, engage and make the volunteers better understand the role of UN Youth Volunteers in the context of the United Nations.
These 30 youth volunteers were part of UNV’s Full Funding programme. They left today for their funding countries, the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland. In just a matter of days, they will start their volunteer assignments...Friday, February 17, 2017News
Czech Republic, france, full funding programme, fully funded volunteer, programa de financiación íntegra, Switzerland, voluntario íntegramente financiado, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goalsUNV welcomes Czech, French and Swiss UN Youth Volunteers to Bonn to prepare for volunteer assignments
These 30 young people, whose assignments are funded by the Governments of the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland are a part of the UN Youth Volunteer programme. These assignments are an opportunity for young professionals to work with UN agencies on the frontlines of peace, developmental and humanitarian operations.
With the support of the...Monday, February 13, 2017News
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At the United Nations stand at the summit, UNV organised an activity related to the “Youth for the SDGs” project, during which young leaders attending the summit were invited to ‘adopt’ one of the Sustainable Development Goals and to indicate a specific course of action which would contribute to its achievement. The activity was well-attended and helped to raise awareness among young people...Wednesday, February 8, 2017News
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“The UN could not deploy, and Security Council mandates could not be delivered, without UN Volunteers,” said Olivier Adam, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Executive Coordinator, recounting UNV’s value proposition in the words of UN partners, the Department of Field Support (DFS) and the...Friday, February 3, 2017News
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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is a global programme and a common service to the UN system administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As we meet there are 4,200 UN Volunteers contributing to peace and development under various UN agency programmes around the world. This includes 350 volunteers in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt most of whom contribute to...Tuesday, January 24, 2017News
Later, TIRs cross into Syria as aid convoys under the supervision of the UN. The aid is then distributed by the UN's local partners in Syria. The whole operation is coordinated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA).
The UN Volunteer Associate Monitoring Officers...Monday, January 23, 2017News
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An international meeting of United Nations representatives is underway today and tomorrow, January 23-24, in Helsinki to discuss and agree on a comprehensive relief plan to provide aid in strife-torn Syria. UN Volunteers are an essential part of the response to this humanitarian crisis. Highly qualified and largely from developing countries themselves, they provide relief and ensure the...Monday, January 23, 2017News
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme launched today the report Rebuilding with the Community after a Disaster: Volunteer Engagement in the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. The report examines the role of volunteerism in the earthquake response efforts based on the work of 107 UN...Wednesday, January 18, 2017News
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For UN development practitioners, whilst we are firm proponents of the indivisibility of all rights for all peoples at all times, rarely do we get the opportunity to start with those farthest behind or get to scale.
Yet 193 world leaders committed to this. Being "farthest behind" is of course relative. Even the most advanced democracies have unfinished business to deliver equality of...Monday, January 9, 2017News