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Mr Richard Dictus, UNV's Executive Coordinator, gives his opening statement at the UNV event on International Volunteer Day 2014 at UN Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber (UNV/Joel Sheakoski, 2014)
UNV brokers collaboration between the UN and the private sector on corporate volunteering
16 December 2014
New York, USA: On International Volunteer Day 2014, UNV gathered stakeholders from the private sector and UN officials to launch the commitment of IMPACT 2030 in supporting the implementation of the post-2015 agenda through corporate volunteering. IMPACT 2030 is a global coalition of private sector leaders and other stakeholders aiming to expand and encourage corporate and employee volunteering activities to help achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Read
   
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Alioune Seck (in white shirt) UN Volunteer - Protection associate and Pépin Glélé (on the left) Head of protection at the UNHCR office in Benin, surrounded by children with undetermined nationality (UNV, 2014)
Rescuing populations from the threat of statelessness in northern Benin
18 December 2014
Karimama, Bénin: Just a few weeks after joining the protection unit for stateless persons of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) regional office, I was given the opportunity to participate in my first field mission and to reach out to people threatened by statelessness in northern Benin, at the border with Niger. The aim of this mission was to understand the causes of the situation faced by these people, analyze its impact on their daily lives, and envisage lasting solutions, together with local authorities. Read
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UN Volunteers in Bangladesh rode city buses in Dhaka, distributed flyers and engaged the pubic to focus on gender and transportation as their contribution to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2014 campaign. (Miriam Ebner/UNV Bangladesh Field Unit, 2014)
UN Volunteers ride the bus against gender based violence in Bangladesh
15 December 2014
Dhaka, Bangladesh: To focus on gender and transportation, an issued often raised in discussions with Bangladeshi citizens, UN Volunteers in Dhaka joined the 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence 2014 campaign by riding city buses, distributing flyers and engaging with the public.   Read
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