May 16, 2016Translating India’s National Youth Policy 2014 into ActionIn order to deliberate strategies to enhance youth development and volunteering as well as the four action plans on four key thematic areas of the NYP 2014 – Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Social Inclusion, Gender Justice and Equality, and Social Entrepreneurship, the first Expert Group Committee Meeting was held in New Delhi on 16 May 2016.
Dec 10, 2015Training Young Leaders to Promote Youth Volunteerism across IndiaFlagging off the on-ground engagement for the new joint youth project ‘Strengthening NSS and NYKS’, 32 UN Volunteers have undergone a professional development programme at the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) Regional Centre, Chandigarh.
Dec 9, 2015Consultation on Youth Volunteerism and Youth Policy on International Volunteer Day 2015On International Volunteer Day 2015, in a consultation organised by the UN Volunteers India, entrepreneurs, experts, volunteers and young people discussed the role of volunteering in the implementation of the National Youth Policy and how it can help India achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Oct 12, 2015YKA Debates: Global Goals for DevelopmentOn 12 October 2015, politically conscious students from across Delhi participated in YKA Debates, a new interactive format that is designed to cover themes especially relevant to Indian youth and that simultaneously reaches out to young people from all around the world by live-streaming the debate online.
Jun 23, 2015Asia-Pacific Launch of State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015On 23 June, UN Volunteers India in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and UNDP welcomed young volunteers, academics, civil society representatives as well as private sector and media associates to launch the 2015 State of the World's Volunteerism Report. The Report was launched by Rajeev Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator Rosemary Kalapurakal, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Louis George Arsenault, and Rajesh Tandon from Participatory Research in Asia. Lead author Amanda Mukwashi herself presented SWVR's key findings. The Launch was followed by a lively discussion on the role volunteerism in facilitating sustainable development and good governance. Our short video recap gives you some first-hand impressions directly from the event.
Dec 5, 2014International Volunteer Day 2014International Volunteer Day on 5 December is an opportunity to celebrate the crucial role that volunteers play in improving the lives of people around the world. In India, join us on Sunday, 14 December in a Cyclothon for Clean India as hundreds of residents of Delhi cycle around the city drawing attention to the role we can all play in cleaning the Yamuna.
Dec 5, 2013International Volunteer Day 2013The United Nations Volunteers Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is organising an event to mark International Volunteers Day 2013. The event will recognize volunteerism and pay special tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers.
Dec 7, 2012UNV Launches its Flagship Publication on Volunteerism on International Volunteers DayUNV launched its flagship publication on Volunteerism, ‘Volunteering in India: Contexts, Perspectives and Discourses’ for promoting the value addition that volunteers bring to national development priorities. The publication presents the viewpoints and experiences of eminent people and volunteers from different disciplines on the ethos, tradition and diversity of volunteering in the Indian Context.
Aug 6, 2012United Nations Volunteers continues to support My Earth My DutyUnited Nations Volunteers continues to support ‘My Earth My Duty' of Zee News Ltd – a pan-India campaign instigating youth action on imperative issues of human induced climate change. Since its launch in 2010, it has been supported by over 50 million youth volunteers in almost all the headquarters in 34 cities and 1.2 lac villages across India. The campaign enters its third year in July 2012, with a series of ground events followed by a nationwide plantation drive starting Aug 15-21, 2012. With India completing 65 years of Independence this year, the initiative will urge the citizens to fight for their independence from global warming, thus encouraging a patriotic fervor.
Mar 2, 2012Seal The DealThe UN Worldwide Campaign on Climate Change Sign the petition for a fair climate agreement at the Copenhagen Conference.