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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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UN Youth Envoy visits youth and UN Volunteers in China
27 April 2016
During his mission to China, Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (seated at table), met with Chinese UN Volunteers in Beijing, hosted by Manon Bernier, UNV Regional Manager for Asia and the Pacific (standing, center). (UNV China, 2016)

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi recently spent a week visiting China at the invitation of the All-China Youth Federation.  He was joined by a joint UN delegation of senior youth experts from UNESCO, UNV, UNEP, UN Habitat, ILO, and UNFPA to advance collaboration on youth development in China. Read

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Countries:  Bolivia  China  Jordan

  Recent resources    
2014-2015 Annual Report for Japan funded Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding
31 March 2016

The 2014-2015 annual report on the Program for Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding through Volunteer Assignments is now available. The report details the experience and contributions of the 16 Japanese nationals deployed during 2014 and 2015 as United Nations Volunteers under the HRD Program which is a joint partnership among the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center and UNV, funded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Read

Countries:  Japan

  Latest factsheet    
UN Volunteer professional profiles : International UN Volunteer
12 January 2016
This professional profile demonstrates the minimum requirements to serve as an international UN Volunteer, and highlights potential assignments, as well as volunteer entitlements.  It features a UN Volunteer Urban Management Specialist providing extensive support in the process of state building that includes helping to build effective and responsive government institutions and conducting surveys to accommodate housing. In addition, the UN Volunteer Urban Management Specialist delivers technical support and develops training programmes in surveys, urban planning and land administration. Read
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