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.

UN Day volunteer action video

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Watch out our UN Day volunteer action video from Kladanj!

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkPQaSrefjo&feature=youtu.be

This year, United Nations Day has been celebrated in Bosnia and Herzegovina with a series of voluntary actions under the joint heading For CoUNtless DAYs of Play and Joy. Over 300 local volunteers, employees of United Nations agencies and members of civil society organisations have all joined forces to help set up and improve playgrounds that cater for more than 2,000 children and citizens in Doboj, Sanski Most, Kladanj, Čelinac and Šamac.

Voluntary actions on the UN Day included setting up and equipping playgrounds in Doboj, Sanski Most, Čelinac and Kladanj, as well as landscaping in Alžirac social-housing community in the municipality of Šamac. The voluntary actions have been financially supported by the Embassy of Romania in the amount of 40,000 USD whereas the materials and working hours have been contributed by the volunteers and the UN agencies.

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UNV International peace day flash mob video

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3A22nTDV2Y

Our flash mob video is out! Follow the link and check out our dance steps!

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.

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UNV BiH Volonteer pool

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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

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3A22nTDV2Y

Our flash mob video is out! Follow the link and check out our dance steps!

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.

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

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.

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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