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The first "Volunteer Talk - UNV Knowledge Sharing Webinar" was organized on 21 May 2014 with the theme "Creating opportunities for volunteering". The webinar featured experiences in establishing Liberia's National Youth Volunteering Service (NYVS) and the Viet Nam Volunteer Information and Resource Centre (VVIRC). A video summary of the webinar, edited with the help of a UN Online Volunteer is available at this link: http://youtu.be/Mpq4LPyUk94

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Today is International Volunteer Day! To recognize this day, we'd like you to meet Aleyda, one of our amazing UN Volunteers, working in humanitarian response in Colombia. Check out her story: http://j.mp/SyzQ3n #UNV #actioncounts #IVD2012

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UN Volunteer Eykis García (right) during her assignment at a Batey in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic. (Photo: UNV/2012) Check out her volunteer voice about her experiences in the Dominican Republic as a volunteer: http://www.unv.org/en/perspectives/doc/the-batey-experience.html

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UN Volunteer Birgitt Hotz meets with the Dir clan and its clan elders to discuss humanitarian needs and the problems they face due to marginalization in Huurshe, central Somalia. Here, she prepares for the meeting with UN Volunteer Samual Jeddy, middle, and UNDSS security officer Robert Marinovic, left. (UNV, 2011)

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UN Volunteer Rita de Cassia Dutra, second from left, and teachers of the Salvador Hidalgo Cornejo school in Guadalupe, San Vincente, draw up the concept of an ideal school. This is part of the activities of the Disaster Risk Reduction workshop held twice a month in the school with teachers and community members. (Etel Matielo/UNV, 2011)

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Larissa Bruun, a former UN Volunteer in Lao PDR, shows an edible insect in Vientiane, where the Food and Agriculture Organization informs the general public about its initiatives to fight malnutrition through an edible insect campaign. (Charlotte Spinazze, 2010)

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Cheer on #UN Volunteer, Stephanie Case (#Canada), who is currently serving with UN Assistance Mission in #Afghanistan (UNAMA). Stephanie will be competing in a 100-mile, non-stop race across the Alps in support of Women for Afghan Women, starting today. Updates will be posted via her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/canadiancase) and we wish Stephanie all the best!

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UN Volunteer, Toni Paju (letft) engaged in discussion on volunteer efforts in environmental activities, with the Governor (centre), CSO leaders and youth volunteers. The photo was taken inside a greenhouse with drip irrigation system, supported by UNDP. (UNV programme, 2012). Read about his year in Kazakhstan: http://www.unv.org/en/perspectives/doc/volunteering-to-coordinate-volunteers.html

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UN Volunteer Guillaume Fardel discusses registration challenges for Somali and Ethiopian refugees and asylum-seekers with UNHCR personnel in Mayfa’s Registration Centre on the Arabian Sea coast. (UNHCR, 2008)

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Mohammad Sarhan is a UN Volunteer working for the Communications and Information Technology Section (Human Resources) of the African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), supporting the Darfuri Disabled Club by raising awareness and funds for their workshops and services. (Hermelinda Plata, 2011)

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