UNV Innovation Space: Co-creating volunteering solutions for the SDGs

From United Nations Volunteers (UNV) The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme started collaborating with the private sector as early as 1995 and since then it has become a pioneer in promoting corporate volunteerism. By fielding corporate volunteers in areas such as food processing, environment, marketing or information and communications technologies, UNV has concretely supported development

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Join Launch of 2015 UN Volunteers State of the World’s Volunteerism Report

Today the 2015 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report will be launched globally at the ECOSOC chamber at 13:15 (New York time). The UN report, titled "Transforming Governance”, is the first global review of the power of volunteer voices to help improve the way people are governed.  State of the World’s Volunteerism Report is first global

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Standing up for positive change

by Sevara Khamidova Madina Alimova is a volunteer English teacher at a children’s home through the Social Innovation and Volunteerism project in Uzbekistan. (UNV, 2013) 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

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UNV at TICAD: Strengthening youth volunteering in Africa

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

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Theatre for Social Development presents gender violence in Zanzibar

by Joke Lannoye Zanzibar, Tanzania: As a UN Volunteer working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zanzibar, I am involved in activities on sexual and reproductive health, working closely with government institutions. Looking for new innovative methods to raise the awareness of young people is one of the things I have been working on

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First generation of UNV Interns from Germany

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

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