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Inclusive participation in the sustainable development agenda
18 May 2015
Bonn, Germany: On 11 May 2015, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Bonn, Germany, hosted a "Knowledge Café" on the “inclusive participation in the sustainable development agenda”. Jointly organized by UNV and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC), the panel discussion brought together staff members from many of the UN agencies located in Bonn. Read
   
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The project’s main purpose is to facilitate the transformation of conflict through community consultations based on constructing and implementing security plans to reserve security and peace. Here, Cattle Camp Leaders  are addressing issues on cattle raiding. (Photo: UNV South Sudan, 2015)
"Being a woman is not a problem, it is about what one can offer"
12 May 2015
Juba, South Sudan: Jane Strapola Awuor Mala serves as a UN Volunteer Peace and Security Specialist assigned to the United Nations Development Programme; Community Security and Arms Control project in Juba, South Sudan. The project’s main purpose is to facilitate the transformation of conflict through community consultations based on constructing and implementing security plans to reserve security and peace. As a technical team leader, Jane provides support to the Peace and Reconciliation Commission at national and state levels to develop capacity building and strengthen approaches, methodologies and tools for peacebuilding and conflict transformation.  She also supports programme development and implementation through research, analysis and monitoring management, and coordination of activities. Read
Shahd El-Swerki (left), national UN Volunteer - Communications Assistant at UNDP Gaza, visited the cancer care centre and joined the women from the centre in sewing breast prosthetics which are distributed for free to female cancer patients. (Photo: UNV State of Palestine, 2015)
Being part of a story
06 April 2015
Gaza, State of Palestine: A number of Palestinian women living with cancer and female survivors of cancer have been volunteering their time to sew low-cost breast prosthetics to be distributed to women for free through the support of the Aid and Hope Programme for Cancer Patient Care. The slogan for the cancer care centre - ‘this life is mine, and I will live it’ – was inspired from the experiences of the Head of the Hope Programme’s Association, Mrs Eman Shenan, who is a survivor of breast cancer. I had the opportunity to work with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme Field Unit in Gaza to organise a ceremony honouring Mrs Shenan and 50 female breast cancer survivors. Read
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