A young man walks down a crowded street. To the left of him is a gang offering him quick cash to join them. To the right is a group of young volunteers, cleaning up the nearby river, handing him a leaflet that says, “volunteer to make a difference”. Which way does the young man turn? To the left for quick cash, or to the right where his potential lies?
If he chooses the path of joining...Friday, March 17, 2017News
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Today’s dialogue expands the current collaboration – specifically in support of peacebuilding and climate action, two key priority areas for Korea.
Korea has long placed importance on volunteerism, beginning the partnership with UNV in 1986. The government increased their global support of volunteerism by co-sponsoring the...Wednesday, March 15, 2017News
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“In view of the importance of Korea-UNV cooperation, our government has decided to increase the UNV contribution from US $1.96 million to US $3.15 million and expects to continue our budget contribution in the future,” said Mr Lee Jang-keun, Director General of the International Organizations Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Based on the increase in our contribution, we plan to...Wednesday, March 15, 2017News
Día Internacional de la Mujer, gender equality, igualdad de género, International women's day, journee de la femme, SDG 5: Gender equalityLe programme VNU fête la Journée internationale des droits des femmes en reconnaissant le travail des Volontaires pour l’égalité des sexes
Le programme des Volontaires de l’ONU vise à s’assurer de l’égalité des sexes et de l’autonomisation des femmes, d’un point de vue à la fois de planification et institutionnel. Nous souhaitons profiter de cette occasion pour présenter la grande diversité de moyens avec lesquels les volontaires de l’ONU du monde entier contribuent à l’ODD 5...Wednesday, March 8, 2017News
UNV works to ensure gender equality and the empowerment of women from both an institutional and a programmatic perspective. We wish to use this occasion to feature the rich variety of ways UN Volunteers around the world...Wednesday, March 8, 2017News
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Ms. Walsh commented, “What is exciting about the partnership with UNV and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is that it enables young people to bring together the skills and knowledge learned through the Cisco Networking Academy programme and apply them to addressing real social problems and challenges in this region.”
Since 2001, UNV has partnered with Cisco, a world...Wednesday, March 8, 2017News
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UN Volunteers are an important component of UN Women’s capacity on the ground and have been at the forefront of promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). Currently, UN Women has 34 UN Volunteers working within its programmes located in ten countries across the region. The largest group is in Kenya where 13 national and...Tuesday, March 7, 2017News
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The training is a way to inform and prepare the youth volunteers to better understand the role of UN Youth Volunteers in the context of the United Nations.
The Governments of Korea, Ireland, Luxembourg and China are funding the volunteer assignments of these UN Youth Volunteers. After their training, they will serve in Myanmar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, India,...Tuesday, March 7, 2017News
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Following the earthquake, the situation of women and girls was of special concern because they are more likely to become victims of violence and discrimination in a humanitarian emergency. Displacement, over-crowed camps, lack of privacy and lighting, limited and unsegregated wash facilities increase the risks.
Before the earthquake,...Tuesday, March 7, 2017News
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The event, labelled “the world’s first playable policy conference,” brought together leading thinkers, policy-makers and civil society, together with gaming experts and policy simulators, to discuss critical ideas and showcase innovative solutions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNV has been at...Friday, March 3, 2017News