Topic outline

  • General

    Volunteerism is a powerful means of bringing people together, supporting the development of community-based solutions to social inclusion and breaking the physical and attitudinal barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from their full participation in their own development.

    Living with a disability can be perceived as a strength rather than as weakness, and by providing persons with disabilities with the opportunity to volunteer, barriers to their inclusion can be overcome.

    This vision drives UNV’s efforts to recruit volunteers with disabilities to serve within the UN system.

    Besides achieving inclusion across our volunteer mobilization efforts, in 2018 we also launched the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disability.
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    Representatives of 70 stakeholders participated in the engagement and partnership meeting for the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities at UNV headquarters. (UNV, 2017) 

  • Topic 1

    Inclusion in action at UNV: Learning International Sign

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    A two-months project of the HRS Capacity Development team and the UNV FU Ukraine, and voilà, colleagues at UNV HQ are familiar with the basics of International Sign Language and able to communicate with people with hearing impairments.

    • Topic 2

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      The UNV Capacity Development Team offers a series of 3 webinars focusing on the critical topic of Diversity and Inclusion during May 2019 with the aim of supporting UN volunteers to more deeply internalize and turn into action the UN Core Value of “Respect for Diversity” in their daily lives, both personally and professionally.