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The United Nations Volunteers (UN Volunteers) programme  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.

UN Volunteers contribute 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.

UN Volunteers embrace 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, UN Volunteers are active in around 130 countries every year. UN Volunteers, with Field Units in 70+  countries,  are  represented worldwide through the offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP Executive Board.

In Kyrgyzstan UNV commenced its activities in 1996. Since then, the total number of UNVs that have served in the country is 359 including both International and National volunteers.

UN Volunteers are essential to the proces of social mobilization, poverty reduction and decentralized local government. On a peer to peer basis, they liaise, facilitate, train motivate, inspire and encourage.

UN Volunteers in Kyrgyzstan are a catalyst for the emergence of other volunteers and acts of volunteerism within the community. By example and sharing of experiences, they encourage individuals to think and act for mutual benefit.

Some 7500 UNVs worldwide, representing 160 nationalities, serving in 130 countries. Today 40 percent are at work in Africa, 26 percent in Asia and the Pacific, and 15 percent in Central and Eastern Europe; the rest are to be found in the Arab States, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Thirty percent serve in the world's poorest nations.

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В минувшие выходные на полях Федерации футбола в Бишкеке состоялся футбольный турнир «Я – человек».
 "International Youth Day 2015" will be held in Bishkek on August 12 in the Ministry of Labour, Youth and Migration of the Kyrgyz Republic. 
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