Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
Message from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme on the occasion of International Women’s Day
08 March 2014
UNV signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNFPA
“Equality for women is progress for all." Today, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme joins in the global celebration of this compelling theme for International Women’s Day. Read
04 March 2014
New York, USA:
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits UN Campus in Bonn
Reaffirming the long-standing development partnership between the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the two partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding today. Read
31 January 2014
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, met with United Nations (UN) staff at the UN Campus in Bonn today.
The UN in Bonn consists of 18 agencies and spans a vast area of work of the United Nations, including; climate change, land desertification, global volunteerism, water, energy, endangered species, human security, health, biodiversity , tourism, education and skills development, peace, sustainability, disaster risk management and satellite-based information systems. Read
The Government of Brazil launches new scholarship to support Brazilian UN Youth Volunteers
24 January 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:
Celebrating volunteer role models
In honour of Sergio Vieira de Mello’s legacy, the Government of Brazil, in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, has launched a new scholarship to support the participation of Brazilian youth in humanitarian work. The scholarship provides recent university graduates in Brazil with the opportunity to volunteer with UNV under its new UN Youth Volunteers Programme. Read
09 January 2014
Phnom Penh, Cambodia:
UNV calls for papers on volunteerism and governance
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Cambodia published its third and last newsletter in 2013, taking a special look at the country's International Volunteer Day (IVD) celebrations, during which over 750 volunteers from all over Cambodia gathered on 5th December in Phnom Penh to recognize the contributions that volunteers make to Cambodia’s development. Read
20 December 2013
[PRESS RELEASE] UNV launches report on perceptions and recommendations for youth volunteerism in Arab States
UNV is inviting submissions of abstracts for evidence based research papers on Volunteerism and Governance with a deadline of 3 February 2014. Winning papers will be presented at a special session at the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) Conference happening in Muenster, Germany next July. Read
12 December 2013
Online Volunteering Award Winners: public's favourite
On the occasion of International Volunteer Day, UNV has launched a report gathering findings, perceptions and recommendations on youth volunteerism in Arab states, as part of its regional project, Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future. Read
05 December 2013
People around the world celebrate International Volunteer Day 2013
After announcing the ten winners of the Online Volunteering Award 2013, UNV invited citizens worldwide to vote for their favourite team.
The online volunteers that helped the Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE) carry out research on the entrepreneurial environment in African countries and produced an e-book and articles got the most votes.
The final product, titled “Hopes and Mirages”, is intended to serve as a guide for anyone who wishes to embark on a business enterprise in the region.
Get inspired by all winners’ stories here: www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/stories Read
05 December 2013
World AIDS Day
International Volunteer Day (IVD) is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to peace and development at local, national and international levels. On IVD 2013, we not only celebrate and recognize volunteerism in all its facets, but also pay special tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers in global peace and sustainable human development. Visit www.volunteeractioncounts.org
for stories of actions being taken on International Volunteer Day. Read
01 December 2013
World AIDS Day is marked on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the response against HIV/AIDS, show our support for people living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate people who have fatally suffered from this epidemic.
Everyone has a right to live a full and productive life with dignity. With International Volunteer Day (IVD) approaching on 5 December, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme invites you to take action. Let us generate public support for ending discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. Read