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Statement on the passing of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) member of civilian personnel
14 October 2014
Bonn, Germany: The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has lost a dedicated member of its UN civilian personnel to Ebola. AbdelFadeel Mohamad Basheer, citizen of the Republic of Sudan, is survived by his wife and nine children.

All of us at the United Nations express deep sadness and our condolences to the family at the passing of AbdelFadeel Mohamad Basheer. We hope that solace can be found in this difficult time by knowing that the sacrifice of medical experts like Mr Basheer will not be in vain. Read
   
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Photo: Zaven Khachikyan/UNDP in Armenia.
Volunteering the future: A call to arms
16 October 2014
Bonn, Germany: During a recent visit to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Centre in Istanbul, we discussed at length the many natural synergies between the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and UNDP's development work in Europe and Central Asia. We agreed that for UNV and for UNDP, the critical element is inclusion. To be truly inclusive, we will have to work harder to reach women, minorities, and other vulnerable groups. Volunteerism can be an essential part of that reach. Read
Young volunteers are helping to prevent the transmission of Ebola by distributing soap and chlorine amongst communities. (UNV, 2014)
Young volunteers engage communities to combat Ebola
13 October 2014
Conakry, Guinea: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, together with a consortium of Guinean youth organizations, is carrying out sensitization campaigns about Ebola prevention measures in communities around the country. Young volunteers are helping to prevent the transmission of Ebola by distributing soap and chlorine, showing community members how to thoroughly wash their hands and avoid contact with possible Ebola patients, as well as explaining what to do and where to go if one suspects having symptoms of the disease. Read
UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)