UNV and the UN Office for South South Cooperation sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On 29 January 2019, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) signed the first ever Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations. This Memorandum of Understanding aims at fortifying an already strong collaboration between both entities, […]

Advancing South-South Cooperation through UN Volunteers

As the volunteer arm of the United Nations, UNV furthers South-South cooperation through its partnerships with development partners and United Nations entities. It brings people from the South together to find solutions to development challenges through exchange and transfer of […]

UNOSSC conducts the first orientation training in Istanbul as part of their Youth for South Advanced Young leadership Programme

Istanbul, Turkey – UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), in cooperation with the UN System Staff College, UN Volunteers and China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA), UNFPA, Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and Statistical, Economic and Social Research and […]

Volunteering, South-South and triangular cooperation

Volunteering is a universal human value that can be found in all societies. In southern Africa, for example, the concept of Ubuntu defines the relationships of mutual assistance between people. In Norway, the word dugnad describes a traditional system of […]

UNV – Exchanging experiences and knowledge of youth volunteering in ASEAN, and beyond

A conference facilitated by UNV promotes South-South cooperation and highlighted the role of volunteerism to common development challenges in countries across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and beyond. Focusing on the value of youth volunteering, participants from across […]

UNAIDS and UN Volunteer in Lao improve equity of healthcare services for stigmatized groups

07 April 2017 – Karinda Chuntavorn With UNAIDS, I worked with stigmatized groups of people that included homosexuals, sex workers, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Discussing socially sensitive issues with them opened my eyes to new perspectives and outlooks on […]

Placing gender equality as one of the top priorities of Agenda 2030

24 March 2017 – Karol Alejandra Arámbula Carrillo In 2014, Karol Alejandra Arámbula Carrillo led a project as a UN Online Volunteer in partnership with The Red Elephant Foundation, based in India, the UNV Online Volunteering service and the MY […]

Promoting global citizenship through learning and dialogue

23 February 2017 – Simon Kuany Simon Kuany (South Sudan) is a UN Volunteer with the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP), in New Delhi, India. Funded generously by the Indian Government, MGIEP was […]

Building a society that respects human rights

10 December 2016 – Ruplal Aidi My experience as a volunteer has made me realize that equality and non-discrimination – cross-cutting human rights – should be upheld and applied by everyone, regardless of their area of work, to make a […]

UNV and Beijing Volunteer Service Federation launch new South-South Cooperation project

During a side event held at the 2016 UNV Partnership Forum, Mr. Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and Mr. Ying Wang, Deputy Secretary General of Beijing Volunteer Service Federation (BVF), announced the new cooperation […]

International volunteering conference taps South-South volunteering potential

09 November 2015 – Beijing, China The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation (BVF) co-hosted the first International Volunteer Service Exchange Conference on 12-13 October, in Beijing, China.The conference focussed on the role of volunteering […]

Youth volunteerism to boost Global South-South Development

31 October 2013 – Nairobi, Kenya Youth volunteerism is an innovative way for boosting South-South Development at the global level. This is the message brought by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to participants in this year’s Global South-South Development […]