The 2014-2015 annual report on the Program for Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding through Volunteer Assignments is now available. The report details the experience and contributions of the 16 Japanese nationals deployed during 2014 and 2015 as United Nations Volunteers under the HRD Program which is a joint partnership among the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center and UNV, funded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The HRD Program aims to demonstrate the role of volunteering in peacebuilding activities through the fielding of skilled, trained and committed citizens from Japan and other Asian countries. Volunteers deployed under the HRD Program bring new skills that expand the reach of peacebuilding efforts.
Working alongside national counterparts, they contribute to empower women, youth and marginalized groups; they also help build trust among ordinary people involved in some of the world’s most fragile peace processes. They work at regional and national levels to improve UN coordination.
The 2014-2015 report features the 7th phase of the HRD Program which was established in 2007.
The successful implementation of this program is the result of a joint collaboration of many colleagues throughout UNV headquarters, our Tokyo Liaison Office and UNV Field Units.