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The UN and everyone of us who works for any UN entity, programme, fund, should really be motivated by an ethical imperative. This is what our oath of office says. We should never look upon our work as just a job, it should be a calling, and ideally, in that respect, all of us who are involved in the UN should be seen as volunteers in one way or another.
Flavia Pansieri, UNV Executive Coordinator


 The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.

UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.

Based in Bonn, Germany, UNV is active in around 130 countries every year. UNV, with Field Units in 86 countries, is represented worldwide through the offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP Executive Board.



            UNV Nepal Photo Contenst #IVD2015 #Nepal

UNV Nepal announces the launch of its Facebook campaign targeting International Volunteer Day (IVD). The theme of ‪#‎IVD2015‬ ‪#‎Nepal‬ photo campaign is “FacesOfVolunteerism”, we have designed a campaign called “Send a photo with story”, where we request you to submit a photo that shows your or your organization’s contribution as a volunteer in 2015, along with a story. In 200-500 words, tell us what being a volunteer means to you. Where do you volunteer? Who do you look up to in that organization? Share with us a time in your volunteering experience of this year that you'll remember for life? What drives you?

Please submit photo + photo caption to unv.np@undp.org with subject line "IVD 2014 - Send a photo with caption". Please don’t forget to Mention your Name, Address, Contact Details and Organization affiliated to (if any) while submitting the photos. UNV Nepal reserves the right to remove the photo from the page in case of fraudulent. 
Your submissions will be processed on a rolling basis and will be featured on UNV Nepal's Facebook page and Twitter accordingly until 30th of November 2015. 
Early submissions are highly encouraged. 
Selected submissions will be posted on our Facebook page for voting. The winners will be decided based on the likes generated by each photo.
The winners will be invited to the celebration on December 5th 2015, the location and time will be announced later.

UNV Nepal wishes you good luck and looks forward to receiving photos with captions.

*To be eligible to participate in the contest, you should not be a UN staff or volunteer.