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For the first time national UN Youth Volunteers in Madagascar are trained for their assignment with UNDP Madagascar. Here, UN Youth Volunteer Razanadravily Justine Lange Lailla (left) and the Youth Center Director Andrianaridera Suzano (standing on the right) during an exercise (Raj Hassalany, UNV, 2015)
Preparing UN Youth Volunteers for their Assignments
03 March 2015
Bonn, Germany: This week and for the second time in less than a month, the average age in the building UNV Headquarters in Bonn dropped significantly, inversely proportional with the rise in levels of energy and enthusiasm. UNV, as part of a series of UN Youth Volunteer training sessions, is hosting  groups of young people attending their Assignment Preparation Training. Read
   
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Karl Wagner verifying the positioning and field of a marking needle during arms marking exercises in Togo (UNV, 2014)
Volunteering for disarmement process in Africa
27 January 2015
Lomé, Togo: Based in Togo, I have been an International United Nations Volunteer  (Security Sector Reform Specialist /Programme Manager) at the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC) for the past 2 and a half years.  Before my current tenure at UNREC I worked with the NGO Search for Common Ground on a conflict mediation project in Northern Tanzania, in partnership with the Tanzanian National Police. Read
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Mr AlKazim Secretary General of AFVA and Mr Richard Dictus launching the first ever Annual Report in Arabic, thanks to AFVA sponsorship. (UNV, 2015)
A new impetus for the partnership between UNV and the Arab Federation of Voluntary Activities (AFVA)
19 February 2015
Bonn, Germany: On Thursday February 19th, Richard Dictus, the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme welcomed the Secretary General of the Arab Federation for Voluntary Activities (AFVA) Mr Yousuf Ali AlKazim from Doha, Qatar, at UNV Headquarters in Bonn.

Mr Yousuf Ali AlKazim and Richard Dictus jointly launched the first ever Arabic version of UNV Annual Report 2013 which was made possible thanks to AFVA sponsorship. You can read the UNV Annual Report 2013 in Arabic by following this link.

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