If I can describe the work of the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme in one sentence, I would say that it works for both the protection of the environment and development. Most people would think that protecting the environment is something that distracts society from developing technologies, facilities, and the making of profits. However, GEF SGP is the place where we research how to do both simultaneously.
Si tuviera que describir la labor del Programa de Pequeñas Donaciones del Fondo para el Medio Ambiente Mundial en una frase, diría que trabaja para la protección del medio ambiente y para el desarrollo. La mayoría de la gente piensa que proteger el medio ambiente es algo que distrae a la sociedad de la tarea de desarrollar tecnologías y servicios o de generar beneficios. Pero en el PPD FMAM investigamos cómo hacer ambas cosas a la vez.
100 young Korean students attended the first ever United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme-Korea Joint Forum on Volunteering for Peace and Development at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 8 October. The Forum heard of the overwhelmingly positive contributions young people can make to international development through volunteering.
The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation (BVF) co-hosted the first International Volunteer Service Exchange Conference on 12-13 October, in Beijing, China.
On Thursday July 2nd, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus, and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) President, Youngmok Kim, signed the new Agreement on the United Nations University Youth Volunteer Programme, which further strengthens the collaboration between the two organizations.