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
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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
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
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
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
On 10 December 2018, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme launched a flagship report, the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018: The thread that binds, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as part of the global celebrations of International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2018. The report was translated to two local languages, Sinhala and Tamil. This was the Asia-Pacific regional launch of the report...Wednesday, December 12, 2018News
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International Volunteers Day is an opportunity for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts and share their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.
The day focuses on the values of volunteerism through the appreciation of local volunteers. This year we are highlighting the...Wednesday, December 5, 2018News
Nurturing local volunteerism is a valuable way to bring unheard opinions, and know-how to the table, and helps to weave and strengthen the social fabric of all societies. --Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, IVD 2018
Not only are volunteers on the front lines in their own communities during hard times, but groups of local...Wednesday, December 5, 2018News