UNV Annual Report 2013: Volunteering for the World We Want

UNV Annual Report 2013

UNV engages and partners with stakeholders, including UN Member States, the UN system and volunteer-involving organizations, to achieve globally-agreed goals related to peace and development. UN Volunteers facilitate effective and inclusive engagement with civil society and community groups, transfer skills and experience across countries of the South and enable the grassroots mobilization of yet more volunteers.

We are volunteering for the world we want.

The UNV Annual Report: Volunteering for the World We Want depicts the work and achievements of UN Volunteers in addressing the challenges of peace and sustainable human development. This report highlights UNV’s partnerships and results, and attests to the commitment, creativity and talent of our UN Volunteers, UN Youth Volunteers and UN Online Volunteers.

UNV BiH Volonteer pool

You want to become more active? Volunteering is your choice? Sign up our on-line registration form and become a member of UNV BiH Local Volunteer Pool!

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tQtDuaIB5z9G2NEicOdtT0EMGaW0-S2dnoZ-lO4HMd4/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

 

 

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Celebration of International day of peace

UNV local volunteers

     On 21st September UNV`s local volunteers have marked International day of peace by performing a flash mob in front of BBI center in Sarajevo. This day is celebrated  in the whole world with an unique goal of spreading universal peace message and unity among all people. In resolution brought by United Nations General Assembly in 2001,  21st September is declared as International day of peace and this year`s main message was „The right of peoples to peace“ . Releasing  “We are here “ song by Alicia Keys, several weeks before this  day, produced a huge public reaction.  New movement that carried “We are here” name have brought a strong and influential message from the very first beginning. People all around the world started questioning the main purpose of their existence, as well as the best steps they can make in achieving the goal of stabile and peaceful world community. Social networks were swamped by photos of people who are eager to send us all the message of their active, unique and well purposeful presence in the global community. Messages like „I am here for a better safety for all of us“,  „I am here to share love among  people“,or, „I am here to make you smile“ have easily managed to inspire others to do the same.  Unusually creative movement , unique and positive reaction of world community were just enough stimulus for UNV office in Bosnia and Herzegovina to join the moment of positive energy and human agreement that world peace is something we all have the right to, but also , our united commitment for its achievement. The first ones who have joined the goal of bringing things to reality were UN agencies Staff Members in Bosnia and Herzegovina who took photos with messages that include  the reasons of their existance, work and their general contribution towards the concept of meaningful life . That was a  great start  towards  central activity planned for Sunday, 21st. On Sunday,  everything was ready. Both, UNV Staff and UNV local volunteers, were eager to start the dance in front of BBI shopping mall in the centre of Sarajevo. At four p.m  they've started their dance moves , following the rythm of „We are here“ song. As the attention of the public started increasing, with  a lot of  supportive clapping, volunteers choreography achieved maximum by holding their colorful transparents with written messages of peace and devotness towards development of Bosnian society. The event ended with a  photo shooting at a specially formed photo zone, where all volunteers, as well as passengers could take a photo with their „I am here for“ written messages.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

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You want to become more active? Volunteering is your choice? Sign up our on-line registration form and become a member of UNV BiH Local Volunteer Pool!

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tQtDuaIB5z9G2NEicOdtT0EMGaW0-S2dnoZ-lO4HMd4/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

 

 

     On 21st September UNV`s local volunteers have marked International day of peace by performing a flash mob in front of BBI center in Sarajevo. This day is celebrated  in the whole world with an unique goal of spreading universal peace message and unity among all people. In resolution brought by United Nations General Assembly in 2001,  21st September is declared as International day of peace and this year`s main message was „The right of peoples to peace“ . Releasing  “We are here “ song by Alicia Keys, several weeks before this  day, produced a huge public reaction.  New movement that carried “We are here” name have brought a strong and influential message from the very first beginning. People all around the world started questioning the main purpose of their existence, as well as the best steps they can make in achieving the goal of stabile and peaceful world community. Social networks were swamped by photos of people who are eager to send us all the message of their active, unique and well purposeful presence in the global community. Messages like „I am here for a better safety for all of us“,  „I am here to share love among  people“,or, „I am here to make you smile“ have easily managed to inspire others to do the same.  Unusually creative movement , unique and positive reaction of world community were just enough stimulus for UNV office in Bosnia and Herzegovina to join the moment of positive energy and human agreement that world peace is something we all have the right to, but also , our united commitment for its achievement. The first ones who have joined the goal of bringing things to reality were UN agencies Staff Members in Bosnia and Herzegovina who took photos with messages that include  the reasons of their existance, work and their general contribution towards the concept of meaningful life . That was a  great start  towards  central activity planned for Sunday, 21st. On Sunday,  everything was ready. Both, UNV Staff and UNV local volunteers, were eager to start the dance in front of BBI shopping mall in the centre of Sarajevo. At four p.m  they've started their dance moves , following the rythm of „We are here“ song. As the attention of the public started increasing, with  a lot of  supportive clapping, volunteers choreography achieved maximum by holding their colorful transparents with written messages of peace and devotness towards development of Bosnian society. The event ended with a  photo shooting at a specially formed photo zone, where all volunteers, as well as passengers could take a photo with their „I am here for“ written messages.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

September 8th and September 9th saw an estimated 37,600 volunteers and community members join together with a large range of community groups and municipal departments and cleaned up around 5,500+ tons of garbage and some 300 illegal dump sites in some 97 municipalities across the country.

In the context our efforts to promote volunteerism as a tool for community engagement and development, the UNV programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina is pleased to announce the publication of a brochure on volunteering in BiH. The brochure aims to inform readers about what volunteering is and is not, how volunteering should be organized, and how they can become involved.

"Building a Better World: Partnership with Youth" is the underlying global theme in marking the International Youth Day on 12 August. This year, a global call has been sent out to seek assistance in resolving the issues of utmost importance for young people and to encourage them to make decisions of importance for their lives.

You can download UNV BiH 2011 Year in Review Report here.

Civil Society in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Seeking the Way Forward report sketches out some of the key characteristics of and challenges facing the civil society sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This report underscores the key role that volunteers and individual citizens play in the overall functioning and effectiveness of civil society organizations and civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As importantly, it highlights how volunteers and volunteering offer a means to increase social trust and enhance social inclusion and reconciliation in the country.

You can download Civil Society in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Seeking the Way Forward report here.
 

Commemorated every year on 5 June, World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

This year’s theme, Forests. Nature at Your Service, underscores the variety of life-sustaining services that forests provide and calls us to take action to protect these resources and move towards a greener economy.

You can download World Environment Day booklet here.

The 5 December International Volunteer Day in 2010 served as the launch date for the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers marked in 2001. International Year of Volunteers, celebrated globally in 2001, emerged from the recognition by the United Nations of the value and necessity of volunteer efforts in achieving and safeguarding a more equitable, prosperous and stable global community.

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