18 Oct, 2016

Office of the Youth Envoy at 2016 UNV Partnerships Forum in Bonn

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On October 13-14, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth took part in the 2016 UNV Partnerships Forum in Bonn, Germany, co-organized by the UN Volunteer Programme (UNV) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Saskia Schellekens, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, delivered the keynote address

12 Apr, 2016

World Health Day: Raising awareness of health issues in Viet Nam

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From UN Volunteers World Health Day is the birthday of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a day that is close to Emmanuel Eraly’s heart, as he has been involved in many campaigns to raise awareness of health issues in Viet Nam, where he worked for almost four years as a UNV intern and later

5 Dec, 2014

The Secretary-General’s Message on International Volunteer Day

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An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers who give their time, skills and resources to others in need. International Volunteer Day is a chance to thank the