Action Agenda highlights invisible hand of volunteers

Last week saw the UN DPI/NGO conference. With one year to go before an agreement is reached on the framework to follow the Millennium Development Goals, this year’s conference was an important opportunity for civil society organisations to engage with the UN.

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Working towards a more stable life

Brenda and Prossy are young female bricklayers who recently graduated from the Youth Development Programme. A programme aimed to equip thousands of youth in Uganda with market relevant skills in order to enable them to gain a sustainable livelihood. Read how VSO volunteer Samantha Hind is supporting the programme.

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VSO's annual report 2013-14 published

VSO’s annual report for the year ending 2013/14 is now available. It highlights the successes that VSO has had over the past year, through our distinctive approach of bringing people together in the fight against poverty.

Read the annual report and watch the accompanying film.

The time for a breakthrough on education financing is now

The global demand for new teachers is estimated at 5.2 million, all of whom need to be recruited by 2015 in order to meet universal primary education goals set by the UN.

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Transforming the dairy value chain in Malawi

VSO’s partnership with Accenture in Malawi, Making Markets Work, is a five-year project that aims to give poor and marginalised people better access to markets and opportunities to earn a more secure income. Find out how volunteer Rona Ramos is helping transform the dairy value chain in Malawi.

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If you're looking for a change, why not volunteer with VSO? Volunteering is a hands-on way of building a fairer world.
Find out how to apply to volunteer.

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