By 2030, the sustainable goals (SDG4) aims to ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes. Nowadays, young women do not have the same access to...Monday, August 12, 2019News
Germany, POA, POAEVENTS, POANEWS, UNESCO, WorldYothSkillsDay2019, youth, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
Young people gain professional, technical, and soft skills (creativity, leadership, critical thinking) that are crucial for employability through their volunteering activities. Contacts arise through social networks that people form through volunteering and these can lead to securing useful references and even finding a job. The...Monday, July 15, 2019News
International Youth Day, Kenya, Kenya, UN Youth Volunteers, UNICEF, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The first workshop that took place in Nairobi was organized in partnership with UNICEF for 40 UN Volunteer Youth Advocates drawn from 28 countries across the globe.
During the two day workshop, the UNICEF volunteers were involved in learning on career planning and professional development. The UN Volunteer Youth Advocates also strengthened their capacities and professional skills in...Wednesday, July 3, 2019News
Asia-Pacific, China, partnership, SDGs, UNDP, SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Nearly 150 participants from government institutions, academia, and UN agencies attended the launching ceremony. Mr. Wang Jiarui, Chairman of China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Mr. Hang Yuanxiang, Executive Vice Chairman of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, Mr. Olivier Adam, UNV Executive Coordinator, Mr. Zhang Yi, Deputy Director General of CICETE and Mr. Devanand Ramiah, UNDP China...Friday, June 21, 2019News
In his introductory remarks of the UNV session, the UNDP Acting Associate Administrator, Mourad Wahba, stated that 2,286 UN Volunteers supported UNDP activities in 2018 and emphasized the importance of volunteerism as a powerful tool for governments and UN partners worldwide to realize the 2030 Agenda.
In the statement on UNV’s 2018 results, the Executive Coordinator, Olivier Adam,...Friday, June 7, 2019News
Call for Expressions of Interest - Expert Group - The Plan of Action for Integrating Volunteerism into the 2030 Agenda
The GTM 2020 will be co-chaired by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) and will discuss “Reimagining volunteerism for the 2030 Agenda” at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
The GTM 2020 will be informed by a Global Synthesis Report...Friday, May 31, 2019News
Cyclone Idai, UNDP, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
This call closed on 9 June 2019. In March and April 2019, Southern Africa was hit by two subsequent cyclones that left a trail of damage and destruction in their path. In Zimbabwe, the floods burst rivers, and mudslides resulted in the loss of lives and livelihoods, severely damaging road networks, water points, bridges, irrigation schemes...Thursday, May 30, 2019News
crime, justice, Niger, terrorism, UNODC, West and Central Africa, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
In Niger, in response to an urgent call for assistance in dealing with an overwhelming number of suspects detained on terrorism charges, UNODC recruited and trained ten lawyers as national UN volunteers to assist in improving access to justice and providing legal assistance to detainees associated with Boko Haram or affiliated to the Islamic State.
Today, at UNODC’s Commission on Crime...Tuesday, May 21, 2019News
cyclone, Mozambique, UNDP, UNICEF, SDG 2: Zero hunger, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
This call closed on 20 May 2019. In March and April 2019, Southern Africa was hit by two subsequent cyclones that left a trail of damage and destruction in their path. In Mozambique, Cyclone Idai left more than 600 people dead and an estimated 1.85 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. UNV is currently working to urgently recruit...Wednesday, May 15, 2019News