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28 Aug 2013 description
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Kamina, Democratic Republic of the Congo : In July, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme called on all UN Volunteers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to propose small-scale initiatives for the benefit of the local communities.

03 Mar 2010 description
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Bukavu, RDC: Le volontariat contribue à restaurer des activités économiques au profit des femmes en République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

07 Jan 2010 description
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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo: While UNV volunteers are a familiar sight in UN peacekeeping missions, not all of them work directly alongside the 'Blue Helmets'.

07 Oct 2009 description
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Report by United Nations Volunteers shows how individuals help solve conflicts

Bonn, 1 October 2009 - Volunteers are playing a vital role in helping to resolve conflicts, support reconciliation and promote development, according to the newly released annual report of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

"UNV volunteers are frequently at the heart of the UN's presence on the ground," says Helen Clark, UN Development Programme Administrator, in a foreword to the report.

24 Dec 2008 description
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Ramallah, Palestinian Territory: On 18 December 2008 UNV and the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR) signed a 'Letter of Intent' for the recruitment of Palestinian nationals for international UNV volunteer assignments.

22 Nov 2006 description
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KINDU, 22 Novembre 2006 - Les Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) ont aidé des petits exploitants maraîchers à s'associer pour créer des jardins maraîchers à Kindu, capitale de la province du Maniema en République démocratique du Congo. Pour aider à nourrir la population, les VNU ont facilité le regroupement de jardiniers en association appelée l'Union des jardiniers pour le développement de Kindu (UJDK). Les membres sont des volontaires, femmes et hommes connaissant l'apprentissage de la culture des légumes et des fruits.

22 Aug 2006 description
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UNV volunteers are not young, fresh college graduates entering the job market. They are experienced professionals providing their expertise in community development projects around the world. In a recent interview with the German public radio station Deutsche Welle, Joyce Yu, Deputy Executive Coordinator of UNV, talked about who the UNV volunteers are and what they do.

27 Jul 2006 description
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KINSHASA, 27 July 2006 - With the Democratic Republic of the Congo's first elections in four decades just days away, UN Volunteers are steadfast in supporting the final preparations for Sunday's presidential and parliamentary vote.

27 Jul 2006 description
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KINSHASA, 27 juillet 2006 - Alors que les premières élections depuis quatre décennies dans la République Démocratique du Congo approchent, les Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) sont résolus à soutenir les dernières préparations pour les votes parlementaires et présidentiels de dimanche.

06 Jun 2006 description
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KINSHASA, 6 juin 2006 - Les Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) rattachés à la Mission des Nations Unies en République Démocratique du Congo (MONUC) poursuivent les préparatifs des élections nationales prévues fin juillet.

06 Jun 2006 description
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KINSHASA, 06 June 2006 - UNV volunteers attached to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) are advancing preparations for the country's elections scheduled at the end of July.

04 Apr 2006 description
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KINSHASA, 04 avril 2006 - "Continuez à faire du bon travail", a dit le Secrétaire général de l'ONU M. Kofi Annan à l'équipe du programme des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU) au cours de sa récente visite en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Il était au Congo pour examiner les progrès réalisés dans les préparatifs pour les premières élections générales du pays en juin prochain.

15 Mar 2006 description
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Le Parlement de transition au Congo a adopté la loi électorale qui ouvre la voie aux élections législatives, provinciales, municipales et à la présidentielle. Le calendrier opérationnel présenté par la Commission Electorale Indépendante (CEI) donne la date du 18 juin prochain pour le premier tour des législatives et de la présidentielle. L'inscription des candidats a commencé et se poursuivra jusqu'au 23 mars prochain. Le scrutin du 18 juin sera organisé avec l'appui des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU).

27 May 2005 description
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International Day of Peacekeepers

BONN, 27 May 2005 - As the United Nations commemorates the third International Day of UN Peacekeepers on 29 May, paying tribute to those who serve in peacekeeping operations, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) are also being honoured for their dedication and courage in helping improve the lives of millions of people in war-torn and post-conflict countries across the globe.

More than 1,800 UN Volunteers are currently supporting UN peacekeeping operations in 11 countries worldwide: Afghanistan (UNAMA), Burundi (UNOB), Democratic Republic of the Congo …

15 Jan 2004 description
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KINSHASA/DJIBOUTI, 15 January 2004 -- 1,000 repatriations each month in 2004, that's the ambitious goal set by UN Volunteers George Yongo (Canada) and Abdou Dango (Niger), the two UNV Repatriation and Programme Officers assisting the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Djibouti and Somali. At the same time, UN Volunteer Patrick-Cyrille Garba (Cameroon) is leading the difficult process of helping soldiers make the transition to civilian life in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

29 Aug 2003 description
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KINSHASA, 29 August 2003 -- The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is stepping up its involvement in the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) through the recruitment of an additional 129 UN Volunteers.

07 Mar 2003 description
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KINSHASA, 7 March 2003 - Coinciding with International Women's Day, the Gender Office of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) will tomorrow launch the first UN mission web site dedicated to gender issues.

25 Jun 2002 description
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GENEVA, 25 June 2002 - A record 5,090 mid-career professionals served with the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) in 2001 - the organization's 30th anniversary and fifth successive year of growth - to promote volunteerism through sustainable development and peace initiatives, according to Involving People, UNV's Annual Report for 2001 released today in Geneva.