Tuesday, January 29, 2013

As if there are not enough - UN establishes yet another trust fund

UN Establishes Trust Fund to Support Youth Volunteerism 

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25jan-unnewsA dedicated trust fund has been set up by the United Nations to boost youth volunteerism and harness the energy of young people around the world to contribute to achieving development goals while enhancing their own lives.

Announced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, the new youth trust fund is an important milestone in developing the inspirational UN Youth Volunteers Programme.

The announcement comes on the first anniversary of the launch by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of his Five-Year Action Agenda which includes a specific measure to "create a UN youth volunteers programme under the umbrella of UN Volunteers."

Long-supported by the UN system, volunteerism is widely recognized as a powerful means of transforming the pace and nature of development and draws upon the inherent core values of self-help, solidarity and social cohesion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get them young and they are forever yours.
This reminds me of the way the Hitler Jugend (Hitler youth) started. And it sends shivers down my spine when thinking of how people like Ki-Moon and Clark would be able to use these armies of kids.
I firmly believe in secession from the UN sooner rather then later.