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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.
  Recent news    
Overwhelming support for UNV at Executive Board annual meeting 2016
23 June 2016
The representative of the permanent mission of Haiti to the UN speaks at the Executive Board meeting.  To her right, the representative of the permanent mission of Japan to the UN, who also spoke. UNV, 2016
New York, United States:

“Quite simply put – the UN could not deploy, and Security Council mandates could not be delivered, without UNV.” These were the comments of Assistant Secretary-General Hubert Price of the UN Department of Field Support, speaking on behalf of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Political Affairs. Speaking at the annual session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in New York on 9 June 2016. Read


  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    
UNV in Action – Humanitarian Assistance
26 May 2016
Humanitarian assistance is a key issue to UNV. Emergency response, child and refugee protection, empowerment of vulnerable communities and the delivery of basic services are humanitarian endeavors where UN Volunteers show a strong track record. In order to be most effective and able, UNV has traditionally targeted close cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Programme, the Office for Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Population Fund and various other UN agencies. Read
UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)