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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.
Positive reception for UNV report to UNDP Executive Board 2014
08 July 2014
Richard Dictus, UNV Executive Coordinator (second from right) addressed the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annual Session held in Geneva in June.  Looking on to the EC's left is UNV's Deputy Executive Coordinator Rosemary Kalapurakal and, starting from the EC's immediate right, Ms Rekha Thapa, UNDP, Secretary of the Executive Board, Ambassador Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN and President of the EB, and Ms Gina Casar, UNDP Associate Administrator. (UNV, 2014)
Geneva, Switzerland: After months of preparation, UNV's report to the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS Annual Session 2014 in Geneva results in success. Member States decide to continue support for the Special Voluntary Fund and commend UNV's work connecting volunteerism in the Post-2015 debate, building new partnerships and signing MOUs with UN entities and governments. Read
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Partner and Member State Interventions on UNV at Executive Board 2014
08 July 2014
Ambassador Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN and President of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board, addressed UNV's reception in Geneva during the Board's annual session in June while UNV Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus looks on. (UNV, 2014)
Geneva, Switzerland: During the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Annual Session 2014, several Members States and some of UNV's partners delivered positive statements about UNV and its contributions to peace and development.   Read
Calling for youth volunteer stories in the Arab region
10 June 2014
The “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project announces its first Youth Volunteering Award for young volunteers from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, with inspiring stories to share about the importance of volunteering in development. UNV, 2014
Cairo, Egypt: UNV's “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project announces its first Youth Volunteering Award to recognize the importance of volunteering for development. The award will go to young volunteers from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen who have inspiring and life-changing stories to share. Read
More about: Youth
Countries:  Egypt  Jordan  Morocco  Yemen
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World Environment Day 2014: Raise your voice, not the sea level
05 June 2014
Bonn, Germany: Volunteerism has been a key driver of the global environmental movement, mobilizing communities all over the world to help them to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse environmental situations. When well facilitated, volunteerism can help communities use their own resources to maintain core structures under extreme climate events or changing environmental conditions without requiring significant external aid. Read
More about: Environment
Innovation in Volunteer Action - UNV Partnerships Forum 2014
05 June 2014
Bonn, Germany: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is convening a global Partnerships Forum - Innovation in Volunteer Action - from 30 September to 1 October 2014 in Bonn, Germany. The Forum will bring together UNV’s partners from United Nations (UN) member states, UN entities, development partners, volunteer involving organizations and regional organizations and is in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the City of Bonn. Read
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Official Message from the United Nations Volunteers on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
29 May 2014
UNV action team at Kissy Hospital, Sierra Leone. (UNV, 2008)
Bonn, Germany: Today is a day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their professionalism, dedication and courage, and to honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

Of the almost 19,000 non-uniformed members of personnel who are currently serving in UN peacekeeping missions all over the world, nationals and internationals combined, over 2,000 are UN Volunteers. Read
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Youth from the Arab States engage in UNV’s first Regional Youth Volunteering Forum
28 May 2014
Participants in the Regional Youth Volunteering Forum in Marrakesh, Morocco, discuss volunteering as a viable means of addressing the challenges they face. (Social Impulse, 2014)
Marrakesh, Morocco: For the first time, young people from across the Arab region had the opportunity to work together during a two-day forum organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.  This forum is part of the Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future project, which is a regional project UNV is piloting in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen. Read
More about: Youth
Countries:  Morocco
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MY World Global Week of Action: Vote for a better world, volunteer to make it happen
27 May 2014
Quito, Ecuador: UN Volunteer Milena Naranjo presents the MY World survey and information about UNV at the Regional Youth Forum of Latin America and Caribbean. (UNV, 2014)
Bonn, Germany: To support the MY World Global Week of Action (5-11 May), the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme collaborated with local partners to engage people in voting for their development priorities and getting involved through volunteering. Read
Promoting volunteerism in Uzbekistan
15 May 2014
Andreas Karpati (middle) presenting the Volunteer of the Year Award on International Volunteer Day 2013 held in the National Library of Uzbekistan. (UNV, 2013)
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: Volunteerism enables young people to explore and try out new ideas; gain confidence and life skills, and a sense of activism and appreciation in return which can go a long way in the climate of political apathy which often surrounds them. Volunteerism truly can make an impact, and I am glad I had the chance to contribute to its promotion in Uzbekistan. Read
Countries:  Uzbekistan
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UN Volunteers promote healthy lifestyles in Crimea
09 May 2014
UN Volunteer Davron Mirsagatov (left), 'Young Football Volunteers' Project Coordinator, receives the award for "the best public organization to promote healthy lifestyles in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in 2013". (UNV, 2014)
Simferopol, Ukraine: In February 2014 the best Crimean athletes and coaches of 2013 were honoured at one of the most important sport events in Crimea: the annual Ball of Champions. The project "Young Football Volunteers: Sport and Volunteering for the MDGs", implemented by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was recognized as "the best public organization to promote healthy lifestyles in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (ARC) in 2013". Read

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