Field research on volunteerism in partnership with volunteer organizations kicks off, with 15 volunteers deployed to 15 different countries. The mission → Collect evidence on the contribution of volunteerism in fragile communities and post-conflict environments. With ActionAid VSO JICA 青年海外協力隊事務局 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Volunteer Centres Association
Matthias Boyen, a UN Volunteer working as HIV/AIDS support project officer with UNICEF Malawi, works with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, as part of UNICEF emergency flood response. #climateaction
“Engineering is for boys while girls are supposed to study management and work in banks,” she recalls her uncle as saying when she was a student.
Years later, in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit #Nepal in April 2015, Anima Dhakal, a civil engineer, came to Karthali, Sindhupalchowk, to serve as a UN Youth #Volunteer.
The Government of the Republic of Korea has announced a US $3.15 million contribution to support the work of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in 2017. These funds will be allocated to increase the number of UN #Volunteers from Korea deployed in support of #peacebuilding and climate action, particularly in Africa. #GlobalGoals
Olivier Adam, UNV Executive Coordinator, is in Seoul today for the second Strategic Dialogue with the Republic of Korea. The meeting comes as Korea doubles its number of government-sponsored UN #Volunteers! #GlobalGoals #Peace
By 2020, #India shall have a demographic profile with a median age of 28. To address this, the authorities are recognizing the importance of engaging #youth in #volunteerism that supports human development.
Since 2014, youth and UN Volunteers are working in partnership with the government to strengthen one of the largest youth volunteer movements in the world, reaching 11 million people.
In #Malawi, Andrea Medaas serves as a UN #Youth Volunteer with UN Women. There she and her colleagues work towards the ultimate goal of ensuring that women in Malawi are economically empowered and benefit from development! #GlobalGoals #CSW61
“We have to mobilize youth and women to be part of the action,” says Sangita Dahal, a UN Volunteer District Youth Coordinator in Namchi, #India. In this district women desire to acquire skills and explore livelihood options to be self-sufficient, while youth are perceived as vulnerable to anti-social activities, including drug abuse and trafficking. #Youth2030 #SDG5
UN Volunteers contribute to personal change in attitudes and practices, support UN agencies in providing women and girls with equal access to basic social services, engage broad community participation and makeswomen’s voices heard in local development, planning and decision-making for the long-term benefit of entire societies in multiple places around the world! Happy #InternationalWomensDay... View details ⇨
Blanca de la Cruz (española), Joven Voluntaria ONU, presta servicio en un Programa Conjunto del PNUD en Guatemala que trabaja para empoderar a comunidades remotas de San Marcos. #DiaInternacionaldelaMujer #8Marzo
Almost 2,000 female UN Volunteers currently serve in the field with UN entities worldwide. They perform all kinds of assignments, from human rights officers to humanitarian relief experts to logistics to medical doctors, in more than 60 countries. On top of it, every year 7,000 female UN Online Volunteers complete assignments to advance peace and development from home. #InternationalWomensDay... View details ⇨
Le programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) se joint à l'Entité des Nations unies pour l'égalité des sexes et l'autonomisation des femmes (ONU Femmes) pour célébrer la Journée internationale des femmes, qui a pour thème cette année : « les femmes dans un monde du travail en évolution : pour un monde 50-50 en 2030 » ! #Journeeinternationaledesfemmes #8Mars
Phan Thanh An, a UN Volunteer in Viet Nam, is offering his countrymen a way to live without domestic violence. In Asia and the Pacific, the joint regional programme “Partners for Prevention” aims at ending violence against women through the involvement of men and boys to change attitudes, practices and social norms! #InternationalWomensDay2017 #WomensDay
Happy #WomensDay! UNV works to ensure gender equality and the empowerment of women from both an institutional and a programmatic perspective. We wish to use this occasion to feature the rich variety of ways UN Volunteers around the world contribute to SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls! #WomensDay2017 #Planet5050
The UNV Online Volunteering service allows volunteers and organizations to tackle the world's most important issues together, without barriers of time and place! Watch this video and find out how you, as an individual or an organization, can benefit from the platform for the greater good! #Volunteering #GlobalGoals #SDGs #ODS
Our Online Volunteering service, featuring volunteering in the age of digital revolution, was at the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development that took place in Bonn on 1-3 March 2017. #GlobalGoals #SDGs #ODS