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, #volunteer4inclusion, Lao People's Democratic Rep, Lao People's Democratic Rep, Asia and the Pacific, 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...Monday, December 16, 2019News
#IVD 2019, #volunteer4inclusion, Russian Federation, Russian Federation, Europe and the CIS, 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, China, China, Asia and the Pacific, 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
International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December, is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.
...Friday, November 15, 2019News
5 December, 2019
Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate and recognise all volunteers worldwide who make a difference everyday in their communities. More than one billion people globally are estimated to volunteer, making contributions worth 2.4% of the global GDP.
In so many areas of our lives we take volunteers for granted. The last time you attended a concert, a...Wednesday, December 4, 2019News
#IVD2019, #volunteer4inclusion, International Volunteer Day, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Every day, an estimated one billion volunteers make a difference to the people and communities where they live and work. They create social bonds and give a voice to marginalized and vulnerable groups. They are often the first to act in moments of crisis. They dedicate their time, skills and passion to make the world a better place.
The United Nations keenly understands the...Wednesday, December 4, 2019News
Meeting the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda requires the efforts of all of society. Everywhere, every day, ordinary people are acting on the issues that they care about. Over one billion active volunteers are carrying out a wide range of roles, from providing care and support to neighbours, extending basic services to...Wednesday, December 4, 2019News
#volunteer4inclusion, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNDP, UNDP/UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities was launched in January 2018. With a commitment to leave no one behind, it promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce of the United Nations.
In 2019, 31 UN Volunteers with disabilities, including 15 deployed under the Talent Programme, served across the UN family....Tuesday, December 3, 2019News
The event will take stock of progress and ways to strengthen volunteering in the development context. Participants will explore the new factors, best practices, lessons learnt that are important to reimaging volunteering for the 2030 Agenda.
According to recent estimates in the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018, there were over 8.9 million full time equivalent volunteers in...Tuesday, November 26, 2019News