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On the 22nd of April, the Paris climate change Agreement will open for signature by the UN Member States. Leading up to this major event, we take this opportunity to highlight how volunteerism contributes to climate action. Read More
During his mission to China, Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth (seated at table), met with Chinese UN Volunteers in Beijing, hosted by Manon Bernier, UNV Regional Manager for Asia and the Pacific (standing, center). (UNV China, 2016)
UN Youth Envoy visits youth and UN Volunteers in China
27 April 2016

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi recently spent a week visiting China at the invitation of the All-China Youth Federation.  He was joined by a joint UN delegation of senior youth experts from UNESCO, UNV, UNEP, UN Habitat, ILO, and UNFPA to advance collaboration on youth development in China. Read

  Volunteer voices    
Gaetane Cornet is a UN Volunteer serving as Human Rights Associate at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Quito. (UNV, 2016)
Acting for the respect of human rights
14 April 2016
Quito, Ecuador: «All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights », declares the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. My work at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Quito, Ecuador, has mainly attempted to make this declaration a reality. Read
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