Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to experience high levels of youth unemployment, social exclusion and irregular youth migration. In response, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to implement the Youth Employability and Retention Programme (YERP).
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme have created a legal support website in Tashkent which is run by pro-bono legal clinicians and is designed to help the citys residents obtain the legal advice and support they require.
While a number of legal clinics are currently operating in the city, staffed by law students with the support of UNDP and their academic institutions, they lack the resources and tools required to address the needs of their clients.
Dos días cargados de energía y arte urbano se vivieron en un festival de Hip Hop organizado en el mes de octubre para sensibilizar a los jóvenes sobre la prevención del VIH/SIDA y la reducción del estigma y la discriminación.
The Ecological Boomerang project or 'Eco-Boom', as people commonly refer to it began its activities in Fergana in September. A joint initiative of UNV and the UNDP resource centre in Tashkent, and financially supported by UNV Uzbekistan under its IYV+10 Mini-Grant initiative, the project began its first training of trainers in October.
It was a great honour for me, as the national IYV+10 Coordinator in Uzbekistan, to directly participate in the celebration of the birth of the United Nations. We enjoyed a gorgeous autumn day in Tashkent on Monday 24 October, still blessed with vitamin D from the sun.
A new initiative driven by local youth and supported by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and local counterparts in Kyrgyzstan offers an innovative approach to tackling social problems in the country.
The initiative Linking Hands for a Robust Tomorrow aims to engage young people in volunteer actions in their communities, especially in activities that serve socially vulnerable people.
I have been working as a national United Nations Volunteer Specialist in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Cisco Networking Academy since October 2010. This has been an amazing experience which I would like to share.
Cisco Networking Academy is a Cisco corporate social responsibility initiative an educational programme in ICTs. I have been working in expanding this programmes reach to underserved populations in Brazil by working with local NGOs, mainly in the state of São Paulo
This year marks both the International Year of Youth and the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10).Its a unique opportunity to recognize how young people can take a stand and help change the world for the better.
The United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China, Renata Lok-Dessallien, celebrated the launch of the China Volunteers Association (CVA) at the Great Hall of People on 26 April 2011. This inclusive volunteer association aims to foster and promote the culture of volunteerism for social development and solidarity.
In June 2011, UNV Executive Coordinator Flavia Pansieri spoke on the occasion of the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) Briefing to NGOs in New York. She focused on youth, a significant resource for volunteering. Youth are not the problem, they are part of the solution, she said.