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
Areas of cooperation include; creating an innovation and knowledge hub on volunteerism, enhancing research and evidence around volunteerism in the UAE, and encouraging UAE nationals to serve abroad as UN Volunteers for peace and development.
The Agreement was signed by Jason Pronyk, UNV Regional Manager for Arab States, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, (on behalf of...Thursday, May 2, 2019News
Africa, Morocco, Plan of Action, POAconsultation, POAEVENTS, POANEWS, UNECA, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goalsDelegates from across Africa discuss integration of volunteerism for the Sustainable Development Goals
The consultation facilitated substantive discussions and generated great interest from partners to further strengthen and leverage the role of volunteerism to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Key issues discussed during the event included leveraging volunteerism for inclusion; defining the relationship between...Tuesday, April 16, 2019News
The Consultation will provide a space for governments, civil society, and other organizations to identify opportunities to support volunteers to accelerate SDG progress and maximize the potential of volunteering to tackle the region’s most pressing issues.
High-level panelists from the government and civil society will discuss innovations and best practices, explore opportunities for...Tuesday, April 16, 2019News
ECOSOC, Plan of Action, POAEVENTS, Sri Lanka, youth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goalsECOSOC Youth Forum: Volunteerism key to fostering inclusion of youth and people with disabilities in sustainable development
As a UN Youth Volunteer with a disability, Kasunjith provided a unique and personal input to the discussions related to inclusion and played a key role in advocating for needs specific to the disabled community.
If not us then who? ‘Inclusion’ cannot be fostered without the participation of people with disabilities. It is very important that the disabled community is not...Monday, April 15, 2019News