United Nations Volunteers

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United Nations Volunteers

A program of the United Nations that encourages volunteerism. It recruits volunteers throughout the world who are placed in various development programs depending on their skills and the UN's needs. It also assists NGOs in finding volunteers for their programs. United Nations Volunteers began in 1971.
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LAHORE -- Provincial Minister for Minorities Affairs and Human Rights Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said that registration and training of volunteers at every level is essential under UN Volunteers Campaign for building their capacity for the achievement of the objectives.
He was addressing a workshop arranged by UN Volunteers Pakistan on the role of volunteerism and the achievement of development objectives at a local hotel here Monday.
Founding Stakeholders: UN Volunteers, UN Office of Partnerships, Points of Light, Grameen Foundation, International Association for Volunteer Effort, Voluntare, The Nature Conservancy, and PYXERA Global.
The GWS marks the Award's fifth anniversary in association with the Arab Voluntary Work Federation affiliated to the Arab League to coincide with the private and public celebrations of the Arab Voluntary Work Day on September 15 in partnership with the UN Volunteers (UNV) Programme.
In all 1,300 Active Case Finders Volunteers including 207 National Volunteers, 14 National UN Volunteers, 18 Monitors, 50 Community-level supervisors and 50 Community based social support/counseling from the Medical School and Public Health Schools were recruited and deployed from communities within seven districts in Montserrado County and trained along with supervisors.
Leading the volunteering effort on the ground in Conakry is Hassane Ide Hawidabou, Programme Officer for UN Volunteers.
The initiators of the events are the UN Volunteers, the Institute of Youth Development, the youth organizations of Kyrgyzstan with the support of the Ministry of Labor, Youth, and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic.
UN bodies such as the UN Volunteers Programme and UNICEF offer venues for people across the world to get involved.
5 -- On Wednesday, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and UN Volunteers (UNV) were joined by a selection of youth organizations and representatives to celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD).
HE the Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari met Flavia Pansieri, UN Volunteers (UNV) executive co-ordinator, and Ibrahim Hassan, one of the UNV volunteers, who are both currently visiting Doha to take part in launch of the Arabic version of UNV's 2011 Annual Report.
Muscat, Nov 19 (ONA)- Sheikh Mohammed bin Said al- Kalbani, Social Development Minister received at his office today Khawthar Zarwali, Director of UN Volunteers Programme and member of the jury panel for Sultan Qaboos Award for Voluntary Work.
The number of civilian personnel serving in those operations amounts to more than 19,000, supported by 2,248 UN volunteers.