World Humanitarian Day

Every year, World Humanitarian Day brings the world together to rally support for people affected by humanitarian crisis and pay tribute to the aid workers who help them. This year, …

World Refugee Day 2017

Every minute, 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror. World Refugee Day marks the need to show support to refugees all over the world, to stand …

UNV Zimbabwe Annual Report 2016

Summary The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme is UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. It envisions a world in which volunteerism is recognized for its …

UN Volunteers talk about their work in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: When Amy Wickham, an international UN Volunteer, joined the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Zimbabwe, she didn’t know what to expect. Yet this experience changed her life. “The …

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD), mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on the 5th of December. This International Day is a unique chance for volunteers and organizations …

National UN Volunteers on the frontline

“If volunteering was a degree, I would say I am a few months shy of completing it” says Ms Armorlette Nyamweda, adding with a chuckle: “In partial fulfilment of my …

Volunteers help clean up Zimbabwe town

Norton, Zimbabwe: The World Health Organization says that the cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has affected almost 100,000 people. To combat the threat in one town, UNV helped mobilize volunteers to …