FIJI, South Pacific – When Bobby Shing’s grandmother died in 2001, it was a turning point. The musician from Aneityum, one of the most remote islands of Vanuatu, was just a child at the time, but he had already fallen into substance abuse. The loss of his grandmother made him realize he wanted to do […]
by Sevara Khamidova
Tashkent, Uzbekistan: For as long as she can remember, Madina has loved to study and discover for herself the traditions and cultures of different Anglophone countries. Despite initial fears about the challenges of assuming a teaching position without formal pedagogical training, her desire to contribute something to society and to share her knowledge with […]
Yokohama, Japan: Youth development is one of the most important issues on the global agenda for peace and sustainable development. About 65 per cent of the total population of Africa is below the age of 35, and over 35 per cent is between 15 and 35.
Volunteerism offers valuable opportunities for youth to engage and contribute to […]
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: After young people from Italy, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and other countries have gone all over the world to serve as UNV Interns, we – the first generation of German UNV Interns – deployed to our countries of service in 2013.
I am one of the 15 pleased young volunteers who were selected […]
by Agnieszka Napierala
Miragoâne, Haiti: “When are you going to see your son?” I asked. “In less than two weeks, for two days.” A weak smile crosses Michonda’s tired face. “It has been four months,” she adds.
Five years ago, at barely 13, Michonda’s childhood was stolen. She was brutally raped and became pregnant. While the rapist managed […]
by Veronika Jemelikova
Seven young Czech nationals are being funded by the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to serve in the UNV Internship Programme and met with Ministry officials before their deployment. In front of Czernin Palais in Prague (from left) are Iva Ulmanova (assigned to UN Women Kosovo), Jan Naplava (serving at UNAIDS Cambodia), […]