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UN General Assembly adopts Resolution on volunteerism in the 2030 Agenda
26 November 2015
New York, USA: UN Resolution “Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond”, adopted by consensus by the UN General Assembly during its seventieth session, recognizes that volunteerism can be a powerful means of implementation for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The General Assembly also acknowledges the Plan of Action 2016-2030 for integrating volunteering in peace and development, calling upon Member States, UN and a wide range of stakeholders to support and resource it, and recognizes UNV as the appropriate UN entity to support its implementation. Read
  Other news    
UNV Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus (right), and the Head of the UN Division from BMZ, Simon Koppers, sign a cost sharing agreement to support a global multi-stakeholder partnership for Online Volunteering. (UNV, 2015)
UNV and Germany strengthen their partnership
20 November 2015
Bonn, Germany: United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Executive Coordinator, Richard Dictus, and the Head of the UN Division from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Simon Koppers, engaged in a strategic partner dialogue, with the aim of strengthening collaboration and exploring further partnering opportunities, in particular in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read
  Volunteer voices    
Amy Wickham (left) is an international UN Volunteer with the United Nations Children’s Fund in Zimbabwe. (UNV, 2015)
Giving and receiving: UN Volunteers talk about their work in Zimbabwe
26 October 2015
Zimbabwe: Watch Amy Wickham, an international UN Volunteer with UNICEF in Zimbabwe talk about how her experience changed her life; and two national UN Volunteers serving within UNDP in Zimbabwe talk about how their efforts paid off when the livelihoods of a local community they were supporting started improving. Read
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