Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2015
29 May 2015
Bonn, Germany: Today, on this International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, over 2,000 UN Volunteers are serving 11 UN peacekeeping missions around the world, from Haiti to the Western Sahara, and from Kosovo to the Central African Republic. These UN Volunteers are counted among civilian UN Peacekeepers and make up more than 30 percent of international civilian personnel assigned to UN peacekeeping missions. They range in age from 25 to 75 years, and over 30 percent of them are female.
These numbers personify the contribution UN Volunteers are making to UN peacekeeping and why marking this Day each 29 May is so important to us at UNV.Read
Human Resource Development Programme 2013/14 Report: Volunteering for Peace
12 May 2015
The Hiroshima Peacebuilders Centre and the United Nations Volunteers programme have joined forces to take volunteering to a global level by building a human
resource base for the region that can promote volunteerism at home and abroad, while at the same time equipping young professionals for richer careers and leadership positions in a more interconnected world. This is the Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding Programme. Read
Overview: UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers
12 December 2014
Bonn, Germany: The Overview on UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers (ICOS) highlights major policy changes that are particularly relevant to current and prospective UN Volunteers. The new ICOS takes effect on 1 March 2015. Read
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