UN Volunteers

  • 03 Nov 2011 - The International Year of Volunteers (IYV) was first celebrated in 2001. It played an important role in raising worldwide awareness about the contributions of volunteerism and strengthened approaches at the national level to recognize and support voluntary action. To...
  • 03 Nov 2011 - I joined UNMIS in August 2009 as an Information Management Assistant with the Records Management and Archives (RMA) Unit in Khartoum. Prior to joining UNMIS, I was working with the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in my country, Tanzania. When I heard about...
  • 03 Nov 2011 - The new Deputy Chief of the UNV Peace Division, Moraig Henderson, recently paid a visit to Juba to congratulate UN Volunteers for their support to the Southern Sudan self-determination referendum, a key milestone of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)....
  • 03 Nov 2011 - Currently 214 UNV volunteers from 70 countries are deployed throughout Sudan to directly support the Southern Sudan Referendum. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's...
  • 03 Nov 2011 -
    Canadian volunteer Lucy Knight joined UNMIS in February 2010 and was seconded to UNICEF to work on the Sudan Information Campaign for Return and Reintegration (SICRR). The campaign targets the Southern Sudanese internally displaced person (IDP) population in Khartoum...
  • 03 Nov 2011 -
    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan believes that volunteerism is fundamental to the United Nations: "At the heart of volunteerism are the ideals of service and solidarity and the belief that together we can make the world a better place. In that sense, we can...
  • 03 Nov 2011 -
    "One of my main motivations in becoming a nurse was the fact that this career gives the possibility to go anywhere and help people along the way. I have been a nurse for 6 years, worked in New Zealand, Australia and Canada, mainly in adult and pediatric cardiology...
  • 03 Nov 2011 -
    "Volunteering is important to me as it gives me the satisfaction of rendering a service and making a difference in somebody's life. The good thing is that by volunteering not only do I share my knowledge and experiences with others but at the same time gain far more...
  • 03 Nov 2011 -
    Mohammed Ibrahim Abuanja Elmot is originally from Kadugli. In 1985, he left Southern Kordofan and moved to Khartoum with his family. He graduated from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Gezira University and returned to Kadugli to teach at the local high...
  • 01 Nov 2011 - Dermot Brazel of Ireland was working for a private logistics firm operating between Juba and Kabul, Afghanistan. Both places enabled him to observe the harsh realities and difficulties faced by people trying to rebuild their...

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