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United Nations Development Programme UNDP Phillipines Charity Profile
UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. In the Philippines, UNDP fosters human development for peace and prosperity. Working with central and local Governments as well as civil society, and building on global best practices, UNDP strengthens capacities of women, men and institutions to empower them to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and the objectives of the Philippine Mid-term Development Plan. Through advocacy and development projects, with a special focus on vulnerable groups, UNDP contributes to poverty reduction, promoting democratic governance, fostering environmental sustainability, addressing climate change and natural disasters, strengthening peace and conflict prevention, to ensure a better life for the people of the Philippines.
United Nations Development Programme UNDP Phillipines Volunteer Information
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is inspired by the conviction that volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and by the idea that everyone can contribute their time and energy towards peace and development. With partners, UNV advocates for volunteerism, integrates volunteerism into development planning and mobilizes volunteers. The enormous potential of volunteerism is an inspiration to UNV and to volunteers around the world.
19 February 2009--- On February 27-28, 2009 the Philippine Normal University (PNU) in Cadiz City will host the third Youth Empowerment Series for the Millennium Development Goals (YES 4 MDGs). The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a set of targets aimed at significantly reducing or eradicating poverty. Endorsed by 189 heads of governments in 2000, the MDGs are a road map for building a better world for all by the year 2015.
This round of Youth Empowerment Series will cover a variety of information for participants including the MDGs, HIV/AIDS prevention, volunteerism, and youth entrepreneurship. Sessions will be led by multisectoral teams composed of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, the United Associations of the Philippines (UNAP), the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), Zone One Tondo Organization, and ASHOKA.
The United Nations Information Center will launch a “UN Corner” and provide materials to the PNU library as part of the YES 4 MDGs. This information is designed to increase college students’ knowledge about the United Nations and the MDGs.
Volunteering and Social Activism is jointly published by UNV, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) to examine that volunteering, like social activism, can be purposeful and change-orientated.The background study finds that both volunteering and social activism are important strategies for fostering people’s participation in social change and human development. Volunteering can be directed at influencing agenda-setting, policy-making, decision-making and representation, and is also an important mechanism for promoting empowerment, personal transformation and social inclusion.