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First UNV Partnerships Forum: Innovation in Volunteer Action
30 September 2014
Bonn, Germany: More than 100 partners have gathered in Bonn at the United Nations Volunteers Partnerships Forum on 30 September and 1 October.  Convened at the World Conference Centre Bonn, this Forum brings together partner UN Member States, UN entities, regional organizations, volunteer-involving organizations as well as civil society stakeholders, the private sector and UN Volunteers from around the world.  Participants will discuss ‘Innovation in Volunteer Action’, which is the theme of the Partnerships Forum this year. Read
   
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(Left to right) Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, presents the volunteerism award to the Kenyan network of volunteer-involving organizations (VIO Network Kenya), co-winners of the volunteerism category. Adjmal Dulloo, a member of the Post-2015 Volunteer Working Group and co-founder of ‘Unmasking Shadows’, accepts the award on behalf of the VIO Network Kenya. (Joel Sheakoski/UNV, 2014)
MY World awards recognize volunteers’ contribution to inclusive participation
29 September 2014
New York, USA: On 25 September 2014, United Nations representatives, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, representatives of civil society organizations from around the world and government representatives gathered in New York to publicly announce the winners of the MY World Partner Recognition Awards. Read
Volunteerism needed to achieve sustainable development, says latest UN report on the post-2015 agenda
25 September 2014
New York, USA: Today the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is presenting the cross-cutting messages from six thematic dialogues on the implementation of the post-2015 agenda taking place globally and at national level in 50 countries.  

The UNDG report on “Delivering the post-2015 development agenda: Opportunities at the national and local levels” underlines the need to expand the concept of ‘means of implementation’ for the post-2015 agenda beyond traditional means, and highlights the need to engage communities in the design and implementation of the new development framework.

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