Responding to the drought and preventing #famine in #Somalia is a UN priority. Aleksandra Risteska is a UN Volunteer serving in the office of the UN Somalia Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General. Given the need for increased communications activities surrounding the UN’s famine relief efforts, she was asked to support OCHA’s surge for six weeks. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Edouard Munyeshuli, one out of 822 UN #Volunteers who served in Côte d’Ivoire between 2004 and 2017, worked as a Human Rights Officer with the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). He was responsible for collecting information on the human rights situation in the country, reporting on serious human rights violations, and promoting human rights among the population. #AtUNV
For more than a year, #refugees and Germans have met up each week in an east Berlin neighbourhood to cook together. Zabihullah Karimi, a 31-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, says the weekly meetup has been a good opportunity for him to "meet people from different cultures and share the food of our homeland". [ Bit.ly Link ]
The UN Charter starts with “We the peoples”, and that includes millions of refugees and migrants forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. Today is UN #Charter Day, let's celebrate fundamental rights and freedom for all! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Millions in South Sudan are threatened by famine. See how local and UN Volunteers working in a project jointly supported by UNESCO and FAO are improving food security within rural communities through education and community engagement.
Nous célébrons la Journée mondiale des réfugiés avec un dossier spécial sur les contributions des Volontaires des Nations Unies travaillant directement auprès des réfugiés et des demandeurs d’asile. #Aveclesréfugiés [ Bit.ly Link ]
Rupmani, a UN Volunteer with disabilities, and Hoshidel, a Rwandan refugee living in Ukraine, make an appeal to everyone to better understand and help refugees, including refugees with disabilities. [ Bit.ly Link ] #WithRefugees
Today is World #RefugeeDay! In a world struggling to overcome war and conflict, #volunteerism plays a pivotal role in ensuring the delivery and sustainability of UN peace interventions and humanitarian assistance provided to people in crisis. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Anita Ilyas is a UN Volunteer in Lahore, Pakistan - “Young people must volunteer for the betterment of the society. Young people are an asset of every society, can make a difference and play their role enthusiastically” [ Bit.ly Link ] #Youth #Pakistan
UNV in Khartoum, Sudan, supported the Sudanese foundation Sadagaat صدقات in preparing for Iftar, the first meal that breaks the fasting during #Ramadan. In this video, UN Volunteers helped load and offload supplies, prepare portions and distribute meals in a student dormitory in Omdurman, a city close to Khartoum.
UN Volunteers with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are serving in a project creating employment opportunities for vulnerable rural people, women and youth in Mongolia, supported by multiple partners, both national and international → [ Bit.ly Link ] #UNVFAO
Mona Ouda is 1 of 15 engineers tasked with helping set the foundations for reconstruction in the Gaza Strip. “Working in the field is such a challenging task. Every day, we work among rubble and dust to improve the living conditions of families within our community and pave the road for the reconstruction of our homes,” she says. #Palestine #SDG5
#Volunteerism is a powerful means of bringing people together, supporting the development of community-based solutions to social inclusion and breaking the physical and attitudinal barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from their full participation in their own development. [ Bit.ly Link ] #CRPD #COSP10