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Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
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Fighting poverty by teaching new skills
29 October 2014
The spouses of members of the Armed Forces of the DRC water a community garden started to diversify their sources of income and improve food security for their families. (UNV, 2014)
Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo: On the right bank of the Congo River in Kisangani, thirteen women weed and plough a piece of land as part of a UN Volunteer's Initiative for Peace and Development. The idea of this community garden run by the spouses of members of the Armed Forces of the DRC is to diversify their sources of income and improve food security for their families. Read
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CIVICUS launches State of Civil Society Report 2014 with UNV contribution
06 June 2014
UNV is among the contributors to the CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report 2014 having submitted a paper on volunteerism, civic engagement and the post 2015 agenda.
CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society leaders which advocates for citizen participation, recentlly launched its State of Civil Society Report 2014: Reimagining Global Governance.  A UNV paper on Volunteerism, civic engagement and the post-2015 agenda was among more than 30 contributions to the report from the world’s leading experts on civil society as well as inputs from CIVICUS members, partners, supporters and others in the global CIVICUS alliance. Read

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Changing the world online: onlinevolunteering.org
05 September 2014
There are no costs involved. Online volunteers cooperate across the world, without ever leaving their own homes. Online volunteers not only provide valuable skills and expertise. Coming from various backgrounds and cultures, they also bring new ideas and fresh perspectives. And they can help develop capacity in the organizations they work with, training staff, teaching new skills or providing guidance and advice Read
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