In September 2019, the declaration, “gearing up for a decade of action and delivery for sustainable development” was adopted at the United Nations General Assembly. World leaders called for a decade of action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and committed to their own actions to advance the agenda.
Now that the Decade of Action is upon us, UNV is also...Wednesday, January 22, 2020News
Asia and the Pacific, capacity building, China, China, UNDP, youth, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
While equipping youth volunteers with the necessary skills to help progress the implementation of SDGs, the workshop also encouraged participants to explore the interlinked contributions of volunteers in the context of the 2030 Agenda. This was done through knowledge sharing and leadership building.
Participants exchanged their understanding of volunteerism as UN Youth Volunteers...Wednesday, January 15, 2020News
This initiative is part of the Global Technical Meeting (GTM 2020), which will be jointly organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), under the theme “Reimagining volunteering for the 2030 Agenda”. The meeting will be held in July 2020 as a special event on the margins of the 2020 High-level...Monday, January 6, 2020News
The compilation of research findings launched in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in India is an outcome of the India Volunteering Conclave held in August 2019 in New Delhi.
Over 250 stakeholders participated in the two-day event to promote volunteerism and youth...Thursday, January 2, 2020News
#IVD, #volunteer4inclusion, Asia and the Pacific, Lao People's Democratic Rep, Lao People's Democratic Rep, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
The IVD 2019 theme, "Volunteer for an Inclusive Future", is a reminder that volunteerism strengthens solidarity and inclusiveness and provides the opportunity for all to participate in the improvement of their communities.
In his welcome speech, Prof. Dr. Vimane Phoummavong, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, highlighted the importance of the theme, and Alberto Cuomo, UNV...Tuesday, December 24, 2019News
#IVD2019, #volunteer4inclusion, Ecuador, Latin America and the Caribbean, Peru, Peru, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
For the first time, the Peruvian government organized a national event to convene volunteer leaders from all 24 regions of the country to jointly reflect, learn, collaborate and celebrate volunteer efforts in involving individuals, especially those left behind, in addressing development challenges.
There is an urgent need for...Friday, December 20, 2019News
#volunteer4inclusion, International Day for Persons with Disabilities, UNDP, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The CDR Awards recognize innovation in the day-to-day work of human resources practitioners from the international public sector in the fields of recruitment and employee engagement. With support from public and private sector organisations, the CDR Awards provide the opportunity to showcase, share and learn from the collective experience in successfully addressing strategic or operational...Thursday, December 19, 2019News
Global Refugee Forum, Refugee UN Volunteers, refugees, UNHCR, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Education is one of six themes at the centre of the GRF, critical to the support of refugees and the countries that host them. The Spotlight Session focused on tertiary education for refugees, through a conversation about how barriers are being overcome, how interventions are improving the quality or expanding the quantity of opportunities available, and ultimately, how higher education...Wednesday, December 18, 2019News
#IVD 2019, #volunteer4inclusion, Europe and the CIS, Russian Federation, Russian Federation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Deputy Executive Coordinator (DEC) started IVD by volunteering at a local school in Sochi, leading a Lesson of Kindness. During the lesson, the DEC shared with 75 children and teenagers his thoughts on the importance of volunteering in Russia and globally, his family traditions of volunteering and his personal experience with the development of volunteerism internationally.
The...Wednesday, December 11, 2019News
#IVD2019, #volunteer4inclusion, Asia and the Pacific, China, China, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Deputy Executive Coordinator joined the celebration of the 34th IVD in China, the 5th Chinese Youth Volunteer Service Project Competition and Volunteer Service Exchange EXPO2019 held from 1-4 December in Dongguan, China.
Delivering the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the EXPO on International Volunteer Service, SDGs and Inclusion on 2 December, he said, "The values of...Tuesday, December 10, 2019News