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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
  Other news    
Tapiwa Kamuruko, UNV Regional Manager for Africa, delivers a speech on behalf of the UN Resident Coordinator at the inaugural CEO’s roundtable on national volunteerism. (UNV, 2015)
A call for action on volunteerism in Kenya
19 November 2015
Kenya: The "CEOs’ roundtable on national volunteerism", which was held on 22 October 2015 in Kenya, was a milestone for the national volunteer community in the country, as it concluded with a call for the speedy adoption of the National Volunteer Policy and an appeal to put in place a framework for promoting volunteerism in the country. The National Volunteer Policy has been developed with significant support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, and can also help raise the profile of volunteers in the country. 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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