United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Trinidad and Tobago

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Our new UNV Project Manager Victor Reyes who has joined us in July 2012 and manages the UNDP project 'Developing a Natio...
26/09/2012

Our new UNV Project Manager Victor Reyes who has joined us in July 2012 and manages the UNDP project 'Developing a National Corporate Social Responsibility Policy' in the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment (MTII).

Here's how he introduces himself:

"I have recently settled in Trinidad and Tobago and as it would happen when moving to any new place this task can be challenging. Slowly, I have been introduced to Trinidad and Tobago culture and more often than not I have been pleasantly surprised. TT is a rich country in many ways and its cultural resources are one of the most outstanding.
Workwise, I have been more than welcomed in the MTII, allowing me to already outline project activities and engage project stakeholders. The biggest challenge remains ahead, being able to engage private, public and civil society sectors in the development of the crosscutting policy. There is great potential in this initiative and it is up to the project’s team to deliver on its expectations.
Yes, much work is to be done to overcome the inequalities in TT but looking the other way will make no difference. As the project manager I know how important it will be to accomplish my assignment. Even though I am only beginning my post I feel confident that success is possible and that much professional learning will stem from this experience. From a personal dimension, the benefits will be even greater."

In the lead up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) ...
01/06/2012

In the lead up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme launched ‘What you know inspires - volunteering matters for sustainable development’, a contest aimed to highlight volunteer contributions to sustainable peace and development. Two good practices have been selected as the winners and announced today by Flavia Pansieri, Executive Coordinator of UNV.

Out of the 38 submissions received, two good practices have been selected and announced today as the winners. They have been chosen for their innovative aspect, the sustainability of their initiative and the impact that community volunteerism has had in addressing development issues

Timeline Photos
01/06/2012

Timeline Photos

for more information on the CVP please contact the Ministry for Community Development
16/03/2012
The Community Development Fund launches its Community Volunteer Programme 2012 Orientation Training.

for more information on the CVP please contact the Ministry for Community Development

The Community Development Fund (CDF), Ministry of Community Development launched its Community Volunteer Programme 2012. Twenty-one (21) persons from Trinidad and Tobago have been selected to be CDF Community Volunteers (CVs) who will provide information on the CDF programmes and services to communi...

Community Volunteer Programme Orientation Training 2012
16/03/2012

Community Volunteer Programme Orientation Training 2012

Closure of ACCA/UNV/JBF Pilot Project
14/03/2012

Closure of ACCA/UNV/JBF Pilot Project

Farewell of UNV MDG Analyst Giunluca Giuman
14/03/2012

Farewell of UNV MDG Analyst Giunluca Giuman

09/02/2012

Development of a National CSR Policy - Signing Ceremony with the Ministry of Trade and Industry

Trinidad and Tobago’s Private Sector will soon benefit from a national policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). ...
09/02/2012

Trinidad and Tobago’s Private Sector will soon benefit from a national policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Minister of Trade and Industry (MTI), the Honourable Stephen Cadiz together with the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Dr. Marcia de Castro, as well as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Planning and the Economy Sheryl Anne Haynes, signed the project document in a brief ceremony on Monday, the 6th February 2012.

The one-year initiative which will be managed by a UNV Project Manager is supported by the country’s major Private Sector organisations such as the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce (TTCIC) and the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA) and will, coordinated by a United Nations Volunteer (UNV) Project Manager, produce a draft CSR strategy as well as a Best Practice Webportal on issues of corporate sustainability. The signing ceremony was also attended by TTCIC CEO Catherine Kumar, TTMA managing director Natasha Mustapha Scott and the acting Permanent Secretary in the MTI , Sandra Indar.

In their remarks, both Minister Cadiz as well as UNDP Resident Representative Dr. de Castro stressed the importance of a national CSR framework for attracting foreign investment and securing the Private Sector’s support for achieving national development objectives

Kamla: UN report as security guide
09/02/2012
Kamla: UN report as security guide

Kamla: UN report as security guide

The findings of the first United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) survey into issues of crime and security in the Caribbean would be used to guide national security policy decisions.That was the promise by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as she delivered the feature address at the U…

Timeline Photos
09/02/2012

Timeline Photos

On the webpage please see the Global Publications Section to access this report or just click here; http://www.undp.org....
09/02/2012
UNDP Trinidad and Tobago

On the webpage please see the Global Publications Section to access this report or just click here; http://www.undp.org.tt/publications/index.html

UNDP Publications can be local, regional or global. On this UNDP website, Local Publications encompass reports, booklets and papers originating from countries covered by this office; Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago.

IVD 2011 in Gonzales, Belmont
06/12/2011

IVD 2011 in Gonzales, Belmont

International Volunteer Day 2011
05/12/2011

International Volunteer Day 2011

02/12/2011

NLINE VOLUNTEERS HONOURED FOR ‘OUTSTANDING’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT

This year's IVD will be held on Sunday, 4th December 2011 on Gloster Lodge Road (corner Lange Street) opposite St. Marti...
02/12/2011

This year's IVD will be held on Sunday, 4th December 2011 on Gloster Lodge Road (corner Lange Street) opposite St. Martin de Porres R.C. Church between 3 pm and 5 pm.

02/12/2011

UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS PROGRAMME (UNV) UNDERLINES IMPORTANCE OF PEOPLE POWER

Volunteers engaged in beach cleaning in the Ivory coast
29/11/2011

Volunteers engaged in beach cleaning in the Ivory coast

A national UN Volunteer works with communities to implement a UNDP programme to improve food security.
29/11/2011

A national UN Volunteer works with communities to implement a UNDP programme to improve food security.

Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2011 The Cyprus Community Media Centre’s (CCMC) organized the ‘Speak for Peace’ festival insi...
29/11/2011

Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2011 The Cyprus Community Media Centre’s (CCMC) organized the ‘Speak for Peace’ festival inside the buffer zone on 24 September 2011. The festival united the public, civil society organisations and youth in a celebratory atmosphere marking the International Day of Peace. People of all ages came together and expressed themselves for peace. The photo was taken during a basketball tournament by youth. Volunteering matters because it inspires the local communities for the common goal - the fundamental element of the sustainability!

Volunteer Photos from Trinidad and Tobago Needed!!!!Almost the entire world has now lit up with examples of volunteer ac...
29/11/2011
UNV

Volunteer Photos from Trinidad and Tobago Needed!!!!

Almost the entire world has now lit up with examples of volunteer action! Ecuador, India, Brazil and Turkey are leading the way with the most photos submitted and these countries are the brightest on our Volunteering Matters map. For the entire world to light up we need photos from only 45 more countries. Trinidad and Tobago, we need you too. Help us light up the entire world before 6 December by spreading the word.

http://volunteeringmatters.unv.org/

Help us showcase the power of volunteer action in every country. From 30 October to 6 December, help light-up our world by watching the weekly video and responding to the weekly question with your best photo and caption. By participating you are also in the running to win the Volunteering Matters ph...

One more week to go until IVD 2011
28/11/2011
UNV

One more week to go until IVD 2011

Help us showcase the power of volunteer action in every country. From 30 October to 6 December, help light-up our world by watching the weekly video and responding to the weekly question with your best photo and caption. By participating you are also in the running to win the Volunteering Matters ph...

The United Way has an important fundraiser on the 27th November 2011 'Carols & Classics on Steel' The proceeds will bene...
25/11/2011

The United Way has an important fundraiser on the 27th November 2011 'Carols & Classics on Steel' The proceeds will benefit a lot of nonprofit organisations with a lot of volunteers so go and get your ticket to support this laudable cause.

International Volunteer Day (IVD) - UNV Trinidad and Tobago teams up with the Pride in Gonzales initiative in Belmont to...
25/11/2011

International Volunteer Day (IVD) - UNV Trinidad and Tobago teams up with the Pride in Gonzales initiative in Belmont to celebrate IVD with the planting of a peace pole in the community

17/11/2011

Welcome Remarks by Edo Stork, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative at the Round Table on Volunteerism Legislation, November 2011

16/11/2011

How do you feel about the government developing a national volunteerism law, something like a Serve-Trinidad-and-Tobago-Act?

Round Table on Developing National Legislation on Volunteering
16/11/2011

Round Table on Developing National Legislation on Volunteering

UNV Regional Workshop in Manila, Philippines
04/11/2011

UNV Regional Workshop in Manila, Philippines

From left to right: UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Edo Stork, UNV Field Unit Assistant rene Berryman-Sheppard, UNV ...
04/11/2011

From left to right: UNDP Deputy Resident Representative Edo Stork, UNV Field Unit Assistant rene Berryman-Sheppard, UNV Programme Officer Dr. Jens-Ulrich Poppen

03/11/2011

Welcome Remarks of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Dr. Marcia de Castro

The new logo arrangement for our upcoming Round Table on 'Development of National Legislation on Volunteerism and Civic ...
03/11/2011

The new logo arrangement for our upcoming Round Table on 'Development of National Legislation on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement' on the 15th November at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Invaders Bay, Port of Spain

03/11/2011

Key Note Address Charles Percy, CEO Methanex Trinidad Ltd. at the UNV/ACCA Workshop 'HR Management and Corporate Volunteerism'

UNV team Jens-Ulrich Poppen, Rene Berryman-Sheppard and Karen Seegobin together with two student interns at the TSL Grou...
28/10/2011

UNV team Jens-Ulrich Poppen, Rene Berryman-Sheppard and Karen Seegobin together with two student interns at the TSL Group of Companies

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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.

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