10 Feb, 2016

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

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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

5 Jun, 2015

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

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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

29 Oct, 2013

“Partnering with young people in development is transforming ideas into actions:” UN Envoy on Youth in Paris

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The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, is currently in Paris where he is taking part in the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum. Alhendawi spoke at the opening ceremony of the forum which brings together over 500 young people from all over the world to discuss this year’s theme “Youth and Social Inclusion: Civic Engagement, Dialogue […]

3 Sep, 2013

UN Establishes Trust Fund to Support Youth Volunteerism

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New York and Bonn: A dedicated trust fund has been set up by the United Nations to boost youth volunteerism and harness the energy of young people around the world to contribute to achieving development goals while enhancing their own lives. Announced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, […]

2 Sep, 2013

UNV at TICAD: Strengthening youth volunteering in Africa

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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

2 Sep, 2013

Theatre for Social Development presents gender violence in Zanzibar

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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

1 Sep, 2013

Egypt commits to implementing regional project to strengthen youth volunteerism

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Cairo, Egypt: Egypt was the first country in the region to sign today a project agreement with the United Nations (UN) to expand opportunities for Egyptian youth in the area of volunteerism.  H.E. Dr Ossama Yassin, Minister of State for Youth, signed the agreement in the presence of UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt Ms Anita Nirody, […]