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  • Australian senate inquiry asks what it takes to implement the SDGs

    Photo by: BR&U / Bernal Revert / CC BY-NC By Lisa Cornish CANBERRA — Despite the Sustainable Development Goals being adopted in 2015, many United Nations member states are still grappling with the question of how to implement them to achieve the 2030 agenda. Unlike the eight Millennium Development Goals, which were primarily designed to assist… read more »

  • In memoriam – Mr. Ad de Raad, former UNV Executive Coordinator

    Forum offers deepest condolences for Ad de Raad’s family and for all the friends and colleagues – past and present – at UNV. In sympathy. Ad de Raad served as Deputy Executive Coordinator of UNV to the late Executive Coordinator Sharon Capeling-Alakija from 1998-2003, then succeeded her as Executive Coordinator after… read more »

  • [VIDEO] Understanding the Dimensions of Sustainable Development

    The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) has launched its first explainer video that introduces the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 2030 Agenda and the SDGs are not merely items on a checklist but represent a holistic approach to understanding and tackling problems… read more »

  • Celebrate Volunteering on International Volunteer Day 2016!

    Since 1985, The United Nations has designated December 5 as International Volunteer Day. This international observance day celebrates the power and potential of volunteerism. It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer-involving organisations to raise awareness of, and gain recognition for, the contribution they make to their communities. Together with… read more »

  • Call for Proposals: IVCO 2016 Conference

    We are pleased to inform you about the International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ conference (IVCO 2016) that will take place in Bonn, Germany from October 9th to 12th, 2016. This year’s event is hosted by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the International… read more »