english |  français |  español View RSS feedWhat is RSS?  Home  |  Contact us  |  FAQs  |  Search  |  Sitemap  |  UNDP Information Disclosure Policy
 
  News    
Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
UNV and MBC Hope award outstanding young volunteers from the Arab Region
20 January 2015
The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi (left) with the UNV/MBC award winners (from left to right: Lamia Bazir, Zina El Nahel, Hadeel AbuSoufeh, and Amal Al Saqal) and Mazen Hayek, MBC Group Official Spokesman and Group Director of PR (MBC, 2015)
Dubai, UAE: Last night, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme brought the achievements, commitment and energy of five young volunteers into the international spotlight through a unique partnership with MBC Hope, the corporate social responsibility arm of Middle-East broadcasting giant MBC Group. 

The UNV/MBC Al Amal Youth Volunteering Award highlights the capacity of young volunteers in the Arab region to drive positive change in their communities. Moreover, it provides a platform for young people themselves to inspire each other and feel confident about their future.

Read
Countries:  Egypt  Jordan  Morocco  Yemen
UNV and Government of Hong Kong SAR launch new initiative to support youth volunteerism
19 January 2015
Hong Kong and Bonn: UNV and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced the establishment of the "Hong Kong – United Nations Youth Volunteers Programme".  Starting in 2015, outstanding undergraduate university students in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to serve as UN Youth University Volunteers for six months at the field offices of UN agencies in Southeast Asian countries. The two-year pilot scheme for 2015-2016 is made possible by funding provided by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong SAR. Its implementation will be supported by Hong Kong-based NGOs: Agency for Volunteer Service; Peace and Development Foundation; and the Hong Kong Volunteers Association. Read
[Press Release] UNV and the Government of Hong Kong SAR launch new joint initiative to support youth volunteerism
14 January 2015
Hong Kong and Bonn: UNV and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced today the establishment of the "Hong Kong – United Nations Youth Volunteers Programme".  The two-year pilot scheme for 2015-2016 is made possible by funding provided by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong SAR. Starting in 2015, outstanding undergraduate university students in Hong Kong will have the opportunity to serve as UN Youth University Volunteers for six months at the field offices of UN agencies in Southeast Asian countries. Read
What role for volunteers in the new Sustainable Development Goals?
14 January 2015
In Astana, Kazakhstan, UN Youth Volunteer for Community Development, Han Na Kim (left, Republic of Korea), and Aizada Arystanbek (middle), a national student volunteer, support the MY World offline roll-out by engaging people in taking the MY World survey and promoting volunteerism. In over 30 countries, UN Volunteers together with community volunteers were instrumental in conducting the survey offline and enhancing the participation of marginalized and other community members. (Ji Hyun Yang/UNV Kazakhstan 2013)
Bonn, Germany: As we reach 2015 and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are firming up, UNV and its partner organizations are actively engaging to shape the role of volunteers and volunteerism in the global effort to create “The World We Want”. Over the last 15 years, working on many aspects of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has taught us how important people’s participation and ownership is to make change sustainable. Read
UNV brokers collaboration between the UN and the private sector on corporate volunteering
16 December 2014
Mr Richard Dictus, UNV's Executive Coordinator, gives his opening statement at the UNV event on International Volunteer Day 2014 at UN Headquarters, Trusteeship Council Chamber (UNV/Joel Sheakoski, 2014)
New York, USA: On International Volunteer Day 2014, UNV gathered stakeholders from the private sector and UN officials to launch the commitment of IMPACT 2030 in supporting the implementation of the post-2015 agenda through corporate volunteering. IMPACT 2030 is a global coalition of private sector leaders and other stakeholders aiming to expand and encourage corporate and employee volunteering activities to help achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Read
UN Volunteers ride the bus against gender based violence in Bangladesh
15 December 2014
UN Volunteers in Bangladesh rode city buses in Dhaka, distributed flyers and engaged the pubic to focus on gender and transportation as their contribution to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2014 campaign. (Miriam Ebner/UNV Bangladesh Field Unit, 2014)
Dhaka, Bangladesh: To focus on gender and transportation, an issued often raised in discussions with Bangladeshi citizens, UN Volunteers in Dhaka joined the 16 Days Against Gender Based Violence 2014 campaign by riding city buses, distributing flyers and engaging with the public.   Read
More about: Gender  Human rights
Countries:  Bangladesh
UNV announces new Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers
10 December 2014
UNV Executive Director Richard Dictus summarizes the major policy changes contained in the new Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers (ICOS) in a video message sent to all personnel. The new ICOS take effect on 1 March 2015. (UNV, 2014)
Bonn, Germany: In a video message to all personnel, United Nations Volunteers Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus has announced new Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers. The message, part UNV's information campaign to notify UN partners and UN Volunteers of major policy changes that will take effect as of 1 March 2015, highlights changes particularly relevant to current and prospective UN Volunteers. Read
Countries:  Germany
Other languages: en español  
Developing youth capacity on participatory citizenship and human rights
10 December 2014
Capacity-building session on human rights at the Riui Barcelo da Cunha High School in Bissau. (UNV, 2014)
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau: After the military coup of April 2012, all the socio-economic indicators of Guinea Bissau experienced a setback. Strikes in crucial sectors such as education, health care and transportation paralyzed the country. During the annual retreat of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Guinea Bissau in May 2013, UN Volunteers decided to plan some activities to contribute - through volunteerism - to the improvement of the situation in the country, weakened by yet another disruption to the democratic cycle. Read
UNV partners with WFP on food distribution to Ebola-affected communities in Freetown
09 December 2014
Youth volunteers, mobilized by UNV, off load food items during a WFP food distribution to Ebola-affected communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (UNV Sierra Leone Field Unit, 2014)
Freetown, Sierra Leone: With on-going efforts to mitigate the spread of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, UNV is strategically partnering with United Nations entities in the country to mobilize volunteers to assist and facilitate the process.  In collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) and with the support of WFP Country Director Gon Myers, this was a unique opportunity for UNV to engage local youth volunteers. Read
Richard Dictus celebrates International Volunteer Day 2014 in Goma
05 December 2014
Richard Dictus, UNV Executive Coordinator, on visit in Goma, meeting MONUSCO UN Volunteers at the occasion of the International Volunteers Day, (UNV programme, 2014)
Goma, DRC: This year for IVD, United Nations Volunteers Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus went to Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he celebrated the day with UN Volunteers and volunteers from 18 other associations who are members of the Goma Volunteers Platform. Read
Other languages: en français  

Pages  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25  
UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)