27 Aug, 2013

UNV and Youth

UNV has been promoting the role of youth in development since 1976, and it has extensive expertise in youth volunteer placement.  Many UNV projects already involve a large number of young people.  In 2011, 23 per cent of all UN Volunteers and 62 per cent of all UN Online Volunteers were below the age of […]

27 Aug, 2013

UNV: United Nations Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and […]

23 Aug, 2013

UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was born on 16 November 1945. UNESCO has 195 Members and 8 Associate Members and is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board.  The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies. The Organization has more th 50 field offices