UNV partnering with Finland

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has been partnering with the Government of Finland, represented by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, since 1974. Finland provides support to the full funding of UN Volunteer assignments for Finnish nationals through two different departments: the Department for Development Policy and since 2016, the Political Department/Unit for Security Policy and Crisis Management.
 
UN Volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Stella Vellendi at the ceremony to reveal the foundation stone of a borehole at Masia Market in Yambio, South Sudan.
UN Volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Stella Vellendi at the ceremony to reveal the foundation stone of a borehole at Masia Market in Yambio, South Sudan.
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During 2018, 36 Finnish nationals served as UN Volunteers, 27 of whom were funded by the Government of Finland. 


The Finnish Government was also one of the 124 co-sponsors of the 2018 UN General Assembly Resolution on "Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" in 2018.




Experiences of UN Volunteers from Finland


→ Enabling improved management of migration challenges through data collection and analysis (Noora Mäkelä, UN Volunteer with IOM in Kenya)


Supporting the livelihoods of women in South Sudan with UNDP (Stella Vellendi, UN Volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with UNDP in South Sudan)



Social media coverage of the partnership of UNV and Finland


   



For more information, refer to UNV's Special Voluntary Fund Report 2018 and Full Funding Report 2018. For partnership inquiries, kindly contact partnershipsupport@unv.org.

> Last update: 12 October 2019