Volunteerism

7 Nov, 2016

World Heritage Volunteers 2017 – Call for Projects

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Over the past nine years, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative has grown tremendously due to increasing interest and appreciation for World Heritage protection, preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites. Celebrating 10 years of the initiative, UNESCO's World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2017. Join

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

9 Sep, 2016

UN Volunteers, AIESEC Host Workshops on Youth, Volunteerism, SDGs in West Africa

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The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and AIESEC, a non-governmental organisation devoted to youth related issues, are courting the involvement of young people across Africa to develop a  youth  friendly framework on how to implement the SDG  at National and Regional levels. The two bodies organised a two-day workshop on 7-8 September in the Senegalese

8 Oct, 2014

Youth activists help adolescents beat the odds in remote Vanuatu

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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

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