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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And if you and other volunteers in your organization find yourselves in need of a dose of inspiration, take a look at what United Nations volunteers have contributed to the IYV toolkit (www.
Other speakers include: Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Sharon Capeling-Alakija, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV); Janat Balunzi Mukwaya, Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Uganda; United Nations Volunteers from Nigeria, the Philippines and the United States; Astrid Heiberg, President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; and Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Co-chair, United States International Year of Volunteers Committee.
In 2000, NetAid and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) launched the Online Volunteering (OV) service, which allows volunteers to transcend geographic boundaries to help organizations serving communities in developing countries.
Implementing agency : United Nations Volunteers (UNV) - GERMANY
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program which since 1988, in Egypt, with the help of volunteers, has assisted various community development activities carried-out by the UN system, the government, NGOs, bilateral donors and the private sector.
Launching a new partnership between Kraft Foods and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), Kraft scientists arrived in Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday to begin a two-week volunteer assignment helping the Jamaican Food Technical Institute improve food processing.
In 1997, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers and designated the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), which has almost 5,000 UN volunteers out in the field, as the Year's focal point.
The objective of this technical assistance project is to assist the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to further enhance the delivery of healthcare services in primary healthcare facilities through the provision of United Nations Volunteers (UNV) medical professionals throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
With this initiative, Cisco will partner for the first time with the Peace Corps and the United Nations Secretary General's new initiative UniteS and the United Nations Volunteers to help implement the project.
In strengthening Coordination, CBI also worked closely with the United Nations Volunteers Program, UNFPA, UNICEF, Medicin sans Frontieres, Oxfam, WFP and Angie Brooks Randall International Center among others.
SDC supports volunteerism for development and peace through its general contribution to the program of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV).
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