UN Youth Volunteers, UNFPA, Young Innovators Fellowship Programme, SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Enabling young people to realize their full social, economic and human potential is a key aspect of this UNV-UNFPA partnership.
The fellowship programme provides an opportunity to bring 14 young people into UNFPA with a dedicated focus on both providing a youth perspective and driving innovation. Selected fellows would join UNFPA headquarters in New York for two months, where they...Sunday, February 10, 2019News
deportes, eventos deportivos, Juegos Panamericanos, Pan American Games, Peru, Peru, sport event, sports, UNOPS, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Pan American Games are considered the third largest sporting event in the world, behind only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. This will be the first time in history that Peru will host the competition, with close to 10,000 athletes from 41 national sports teams across the American continent competing in 39 sports and 62 disciplines. The competitions will take place from 26 July to 11...Thursday, January 31, 2019News
South-South cooperation, UNOSSC, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Olivier Adam, Executive Coordinator of UNV, and Mr Jorge Chediek, UNOSSC Director and Envoy of the Secretary-General on South-South Cooperation.
In line with UNV’s Strategic Framework 2018-2021, this alliance sets an unprecedented opportunity for...Wednesday, January 30, 2019News
Prior to the official launch of the State of the world's Volunteerism Report 2018, the UNV regional office for West and Central Africa conducted a media campaign to share the observations and results of the SWVR Report 2018 and talk about the celebration of the IVD with the populations in Senegal and West and Central Africa. The UNV programme was invited to talk about both events in the BBC,...Monday, January 28, 2019News
Kenya, refugees, UN Refugee Volunteer, UNHCR, World Economic Forum, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 10: Reduced inequalitiesFirst UN Refugee Volunteer in East and Southern Africa urges world at Davos to empower refugees as agents of change
A Somalian refugee who has spent the last 20 years living among 185,000 refugees like himself in the Kakuma camp, Mohammed oversees the subsection Kakuma 1, representing more than 20,000 people with nine different nationalities.
He makes sure that services are running smoothly, with “teachers in the classrooms and water in the taps”. He regularly meets with UNHCR and the Kenyan...Thursday, January 24, 2019News
2018 State of World Volunteerism Report launched in East and Southern Africa, shows that volunteers build resilient communities in Africa
The regional launch of the SWVR 2018 coincided with the International Volunteer Day 2018 (IVD 2018) Commemorations. The event was organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) in Zimbabwe with support of Higherlife Foundation, VSO and other UNV’s key partners in Zimbabwe. It was preceded by a Youth Dialogue on volunteerism on 4 December facilitated by UNV Regional Manager, Mr....Thursday, December 20, 2018News
#ResilientCommunities, gender, IVD, Mali, Mali, MINUSMA, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goalsUN mission in Mali celebrates 'The Voices of Courage' through a photo exhibition featuring women volunteers
In Mali, more than 200 UN Volunteers are advancing peace and development with the various United Nations entities, including more than 140 in MINUSMA.
'The Voices of Courage' photo exhibition paid special tribute to women volunteers in Mali: 10 women agreed to share their volunteer experience in this West African country. Their stories are illustrated by 10 portrait photos of women...Thursday, December 20, 2018News
#ResilientCommunities, Annual Dialogue on Protection, community volunteers, SWVR, UNHCR, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Volunteers are on the frontlines of the global refugee response, fostering social cohesion and protecting and assisting the forcibly displaced men, women and children in their midst.
Earlier this year, UNV launched a ...Thursday, December 20, 2018News
On 29 November, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Fiji launched a flagship report, the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) 2018, demonstrating that volunteers across Asia and the Pacific region are a fundamental coping strategy for resilient communities. The SWVR 2018 launch in Suva, Fiji was held on the occasion of the UNV Executive Coordinator’s official visit to...Wednesday, December 19, 2018News
2030agenda, Plan of Action, POANEWS, resolution, sustainable development, UNGA, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goalsResolution on 'Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development' formally adopted by UN General Assembly
Resolution A/RES/73/140 was co-facilitated through the Third Committee of the General Assembly by the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Japan, and was cosponsored by 124 Member States. The resolution follows the Secretary General’s report ‘Plan of Action to integrate volunteering into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...Wednesday, December 19, 2018News