• National Consultation on “Youth Building Peace"

    To commemorate International Youth Day, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS) in collaboration with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) organised a National Consultation on Youth Building Peace, on 11 August 2017. The consultation was aimed at understanding the perception of youth's role in peace building process and in recognising the role of youth led organisations in peacebuilding activities and promoting a culture of peace.

  • Roundtable on Promoting Youth Volunteering in India - March 2017

    MoYAS, UNV India, UNDP and YES BANK organized a roundtable to accelerate the initiative for promoting youth volunteering in India, on 14th March 2017, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the UN Conference Hall, UNDP 55 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.

  • Youth Adda July 2017

    United Nations Volunteers India, in close partnership with NGOs PRAVAH, Restless Development, and Commutiny, hosted a Youth Adda in New Delhi on 8 July. Over 130 youth gathered at UN House to discuss and share their ideas about SDG 10 “Reduce Inequalities”.

  • IVD 2016: Volunteering for the SDGs

    With the completion of one year of the “Youth Adda” series, the IVD 2016 “Global Applause – Give volunteers a hand” was held on 5 December 2016 in Delhi, focusing on “Youth Volunteering and SDGs”. More than 150 youth participated at IVD 2016 addressed by UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC)/UNDP Resident Representative (UNDP RR) Mr. Yuri Afanasiev, and Representative of UNFPA in India and Bhutan, Mr. Diego Palacios. The IVD 2016 was held by UNV India in partnership with Pravah, Commutiny-the Youth Collective, Restless Development and Sweccha.

  • October Consultation on NYKS Progress

    In order to understand the progress of the project “Strengthening of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS)’’, a three-day Consultation and Review meeting on sharing of good practices was held in New Delhi from 25- 27 October 2016.

  •  Translating India’s National Youth Policy 2014 into Action

    In 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.

  • IYV+10 provided an opportunity to renew enthusiasm and a platform for national constituencies and stakeholders to come together for planning the future role of volunteerism in India.

  • From June 22nd to June 28th 2009, two members of the UNV team in India, assisted as resource persons at the NSS Mega Summer Camp 2009 in the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development (RGNIYD) in Chennai. The summer camp was attended by over 400 NSS volunteers, representing states from across India. The training on volunteerism was held on six consecutive days and addressed all 400 youths in the course of the camp. It was carried out in conjunction with RGNIYD staff, covered topics such as ‘what is volunteering’, results indicators, the Millennium Development Goals and the importance of teamwork.

  • A national consultation on youth volunteerism was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) on 12 November. The consultation focused on a Plan of Action for implementing the draft National Youth Policy (2013) and a National Youth Volunteer Programme for India, keeping in view the 12th Five-Year Plan and the recommendations of the post-2015 development agenda.

  • Discovering the River of Life by Maria Belmonte Saldana

    Spanish university volunteer Maria Belmonte Saldaña gets stuck into the ‘Greenathon’, a clean-up of the polluted Yamuna river. (UNV)

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