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United Nations Volunteers is a leading initiative by the United Nations Organization to promote and develop volunteerism for the development of all and social uplift of the poor, down trodden and the backward people of the world. United Nations Volunteers came in to existence in 1971 by the appeal of the UN General Assembly to be a part of UN development programme and its other steps to carry out works in various countries of the world. The volunteer of the UN can be anybody providing any type of assistance to the UN or the UN assisting countries. As United Nations Organization is a vast agency for the international development it needs many people and organizations to work as volunteers for its necessities to carry out its projects in the world countries. The headquarter of United Nations Volunteers is situated in Bonn, Germany and is active in more than 140 countries of the world and is represented in the works of United Nations Development Programme. UNV brings all the countries to work together evading all the discrimination amongst them for the enhancement of universal brotherhood and friendship. UNV cooperates with the countries in fostering and developing the works and other growing functions for the efficient handling of the developmental works thus making them able to utilize voluntarism as a force in works that will add efficient management of the work with rapid effect. UNV volunteers also help to manage elections in the countries and other civic works. It acts as a major force in UN peacekeeping steps.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The expenditure on minorities' welfare has seen a ten-fold increase during the United Progressive Alliance's (UPA) tenure, says a handbook highlighting the achievements of the government.
London, May 23 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspurs winger Gareth Bale has reportedly dropped hints that he will continue at the club for the next season under a new contract as he vowed to lead Spurs back into the Champions League next season.
New Delhi, May 23 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari will visit Ethiopia to attend the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity/African Union (AU) on May 25.
London, May 23 (ANI): Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is reportedly being eyed by Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) for a whopping 100 million dollar deal.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A new study has shown that there is a gender gap when it comes to behavior and self-control in American young children - one that does not appear to exist in children in Asia.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India has a very free press and an increasingly active civil society movement, but they do put pressure for early action and sometimes these leads to hasty judgement, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.
Washington, May 22 (ANI): The United States has pledged to collaborate with India on developing a global approach to combat increasing terror threats.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has won the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for his mass contact programme initiative, an official release said Wednesday.
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) With the absence of Chinese star Liu Xiang, American David Oliver topped the men's 110-metre hurdles at the 2013 IAAF World Challenge Beijing here, while China's Li Jinzhe continued his good form and grabbed a second win in the men's long jump.
Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will pay an official visit to Thailand from May 30 to 31, the Thai foreign ministry announced here Wednesday.
London, May 22(ANI): Wayne Rooney denies having made any official request for his transfer and fears he is being forced for a way out of Old Trafford.
London, May 22 (ANI): The retired boss of Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson has started writing his autobiography.
Rio de Janeiro, May 22 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said Tuesday it reached a deal to sell 40 E175 passenger jets to US airline SkyWest for nearly $1.7 billion.
Abu Dhabi, May 22 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore have held talks over international development.
Moscow, May 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin has criticised the state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) for delay in delivery of warships to the Russian Navy and demanded the shipbuilders to improve efficiency.
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) China has appealed for communication with the US on cyber security, Xinhua reported Tuesday.
London, May 21 (IANS) Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was named the Premier League manager of the year and accepted the award from the League Manager Association Monday.
London, May 21 (ANI): The retiring Alex Ferguson at the League Managers' Association awards said that the day Manchester United signed a 23 million pound deal with Robin Van Persie on August 17th was the day he thought the crown was bound for Old Trafford.
London, May 21 (ANI): David Moyes, the new boss of Manchester United will reportedly ask key striker to commit to Old Trafford, and if a hundred percent commitment is not forthcoming, may give a go ahead for the latter's exit.
Beijing, May 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The United States on Monday denounced Hezbollah for siding with the Syrian government forces in their battle against the rebels in Syria's central city of al-Qussair.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India and China held very "specific" discussions without "shying away from anything", External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said here Tuesday.
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) The visit of Premier Li Keqiang to India will promote a strategic partnership, but the US should not become jealous since Beijing and New Delhi do not want to be its enemy, a state-run daily said Tuesday.
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will need three to five years to exit stagnation and build an efficient economy, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin has said.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China Monday stressed on maintaining peace and tranquility along their border and on boosting trade ties, including inviting Chinese firms to invest in India in infrastructure development and increasing banking and financial cooperation.
Dubai, May 20 (IANS) Many Indians are among 170 expatriates rounded up by police in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for breaking residency laws.
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Chinese hackers have resumed attacks on America three months after hackers, who worked for a cyber unit of China's People's Liberation Army, went silent amid evidence that they had stolen data from scores of American companies and government agencies.
London, May 20 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspur had to face a major disappointment after it failed to secure a top four finish in the Premier League which was clinched by Arsenal, who won 1-0 against a lacklustre Newcastle United.
London, May 20 (ANI): Sir Alex Ferguson had stunned Manchester United players after he reportedly told them not to call him 'Boss' again, as his final order.
Sana'a, May 20 (IANS/WAM) Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has praised his country's relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
London, May 20 (ANI): Sir Alex Ferguson had led the way to a day packed with goodbyes after he bid farewell to Manchester United with 1500 games in charge after a record breaking 5-5 draw with West Bromich Albion.
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS/WAM ) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Algeria have held talks to explore new ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation in areas like industry, investment and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said that a conference on the Syrian settlement will take place "very soon", possibly at the beginning of June, after consulting UN Security Council permanent members.
Moscow, May 19 (Xinhua-ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to the negotiating table with international mediators.
Shanghai, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva won her first competition of the season by jumping 4.70 metres at the Diamond League meeting here.
Moscow, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After consultations with UN Security Council permanent members, a conference on the Syrian settlement will take place "very soon", possibly at the beginning of June, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said here Sunday.
London, May 19 (ANI): Chelsea has reportedly refused to bow down to Manchester United's public claim that wantaway strker Wayne Rooney will not be sold by asking United to name their price for the troubled star.
Shanghai, May 18 (IANS) American hurdler Aries Merritt, who won his first Olympic gold in London and set a world record in the men's 110m hurdles last year, has geared up for the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League Shanghai leg.
London, May 18 (ANI): The United Nation's refugee agency has said that more than 1.5 million people have fled the conflict in Syria.
Rio de Janeiro, May 18 (IANS) Santos coach Muricy Ramalho has admitted concern at mounting speculation linking his star striker Neymar with a move to Barcelona.
New Delhi, May 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the United States later this year.
Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua-ANI): China's Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai on Friday urged Washington to remain "truly neutral" on the Sino-Japanese territorial dispute in East China Sea by honoring its promise to "take no side."
Dubai, May 18 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mozambique have signed a bilateral accord covering air transport.
London, May 17 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has insisted that he will be staying on at the club and will not be joining the list of high-profile changes following the retirements of David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson.
London, May 17 (ANI): Veteran Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand has thrown down the gauntlet to the club's rivals, saying that it is now up to them to try and catch them to the Premier League title challenge.
London, May 17 (ANI): Retiring Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has joked that he planned to drink all the vineyards dry following his retirement.
United Nations, May 17 (IANS) An Indian police unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo has received the United Nations Peacekeeping Medal.
London, May 17 (ANI): England national football team manager Roy Hodgson and FA chairman David Bernstein have paid tributes to the football star David Beckham and urged him to stay at the game, saying that he is a charismatic and talented player the football world cannot afford to lose.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Even as India is less than a year away from being declared polio free, experts Thursday asked for cautious administration of vaccine to keep the virus in check.
Melbourne, May 16 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Thursday announced that Carlton and United Breweries have renewed their partnership by becoming the naming rights sponsor of One-Day Internationals (ODI) in Australia through their Carlton Mid brand.
London, May 16 (ANI): English footballer Rio Ferdinand said that he prefers to stay on at his club Manchester United as opposed to the national team, adding that it has been a big decision for him to quit the national team to prolong his career as the centre-back at Manchester United.
London, May 16 (ANI): England football team manager Roy Hodgson has planned to appoint Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney who also plays for the England national team, as captain of the team, despite reports of Rooney wanting to quit United.
New York, May 16 (ANI): Pakistan's newly elected premier Nawaz Sharif will face a number of staggering challenges, an editorial in an American daily has said.
London, May 16 (ANI): A resolution calling for a political transition in Syria and condemning the government's use of heavy weapons has been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
London, May 16 (ANI): Retiring Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has said that the news about the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson from the post of manager had left them speechless with shock.
Bhopal, May 16 (ANI): The Madhya Pradesh Government's Cottage and Village Industry Department has bagged United Nations Public Service Award for year 2013.
Johannesburg, May 16 (ANI): Undefeated American boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr is reportedly the highest-paid professional athlete in the United States with expected earnings of at least 90 million dollars this year from just two bouts.
United Nations, May 16 (IANS) Calling it a "sleight of hand" and a "dangerous precedent which we cannot acquiesce in", India abstained on a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly calling for a political transition in Syria, saying "unilateral action" will not resolve the crisis and would only exacerbate the problem.
London, May 15 (IANS) England centre-back Rio Ferdinand has decided to retire from international football and concentrate on his club career with the Premier League giants Manchester United.
Dubai, May 15 (IANS) A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has upheld a jail term awarded to a 37-year-old Indian man for molesting a Sri Lankan domestic maid earlier this year.
Beijing, May 14 (Xinhua-ANI): More than 180,000 teenagers are living with HIV in Nigeria, the United Nation Children Education Fund (UNICEF) said here on Tuesday.
Beijing, May 15 (Xinhua-ANI): Boeing delivered a Dreamliner made in its Everett plant in Washington to Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways on Tuesday.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko feels she is reaching her peak as a tennis player and will soon achieve some big victories.
United Nations, May 15 (IANS) Iranians and Americans are often at odds in international politics, but the possible exit of wrestling from the Olympic games brought them together in a hope to save the sport at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York.
London, May 15 (ANI): With his time at Manchester United seeming to be coming to a close, striker Wayne Rooney is now facing a problem over his list of potential destinations after German club Bayern Munich dismissed speculations of the player coming to the their side.
London, May 15 (ANI): Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs is reportedly set to be offered a coaching role at the club by new boss David Moyes so that he can use the popularity and experience of Giggs at Old Trafford for a smooth transition at the club.
London, May 15 (ANI): In a surprise revelation, retiring Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson may have reportedly approached Paris Saint Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti instead of outgoing Everton boss David Moyes to succeed him at Old Trafford.
Dubai, May 14 (IANS) Responding to an appeal by Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, 400 expatriate Indians have registered as volunteers to help Indian workers in that country affected by a new labour policy.
London, May 14 (ANI): Manchester United fans scoffed at striker Wayne Rooney during the open-top-bus parade for celebrating the club's Premier League triumph.
London, May 14 (ANI): Manchester United fans scoffed at striker Wayne Rooney during the open-top-bus parade for celebrating the club's Premier League triumph.
London, May 14 (ANI): A small team of Australian's have created a unique crowd-funding platform where fans of Manchester United can come together to raise funds to buy back their favourite football player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
London, May 14 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has reportedly refused to rule out a sensational move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
Islamabad, May 14 (ANI): Pakistan's former ambassador to Washington has cast doubt on incoming prime minister Nawaz Sharif's overtures to the United States and India.
The United Nations (UN) in its recent initiative to fight hunger, has issued an official advice suggesting that insects and bugs could be a good alternative to combat food-insecurity across the world, as they are a virtually "untapped" source of food for people.
London, May 14 (ANI): The United Nations has issued an official advice suggesting that insects can help combat food-insecurity worldwide, as they are a virtually "untapped" source of food for people.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, a new study by an Indian origin researcher and her team has found.
Kuwait City, May 14 (IANS/WAM) Kuwait will Tuesday celebrate the golden jubilee of its membership with the UN.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government Monday came out with a multi-media catalogue of India's development in the last nine years.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India has made progress in institutions for disaster prevention and mitigation but there is still a long way to go, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday and called for the involvement of communities in the effort.
London, May 13 (ANI): Football star David Beckham has become the first Englishman to win league medals in four different countries.
London, May 13 (ANI): London, May 13 (ANI): Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has asked striker Wayne Rooney to reconsider his transfer request, as he believes Rooney should not be fearful about being axed under the regime of new manager David Moyes.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Noncoding DNA, which has puzzled scientists for so many years, and is abundant in many living things, may not actually be needed for creation of complex life, according to researchers.
London, May 13 (ANI): Singer Bonnie Tyler, who will represent the United Kingdom at this year's Eurovision competition, has confessed that she regrets turning down a James Bond theme.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) India has made encouraging progress in recent years to put in place mechanisms for disaster prevention and mitigation, but there is still a long way to go and local communities must be involved in the effort, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday.
London, May 13 (ANI): Ashley Cole bedded a French make-up artist after flirting with her on Instagram for nearly three and a half weeks.
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday called for the setting up institutional mechanisms for providing immediate funds to people to help them recover from losses caused by natural disasters.
London, May 13 (ANI)): Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has urged the fans and the players to support the new manager David Moyes, during his retirement speech.
London, May 13 (ANI): Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has officially declared his retirement following the 2-1 victory over Swansea, as the club was presented with the Premier League trophy.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): First lady of the United States Michelle Obama wants the next generation to make friends across the political divide with hopes of averting political gridlock in the future.
Rio de Janeiro, May 13 (IANS) Brazilian giants Flamengo are reportedly preparing an offer to sign veteran Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.
Washington, May 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has hailed the National Assembly election in Pakistan, calling it "a significant milestone" in the country's democracy building.
Manama, May 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain have held discussions to boost cooperation in educational sector and boost existing relations between the two nations.
United Nations, May 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the release of four Filipino peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights last week.
Lilongwe, May 13 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malawi have held discussions to strengthen bilateral ties in all fields.
Melbourne, May 12 (IANS) The 2013 World Cup of Golf will return to the Royal Melbourne Golf Club here and will be played Nov 21-24.
London, May 12 (ANI): Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair's sister-in-law, Lauren Booth, has reportedly married a bigamist.
London, May 12 (ANI): London, May 12 (ANI): Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has reportedly not been on manager Alex Ferguson's list of footballers to make an exit from the club, despite Rooney's fears that he will soon be forced out of the Old Trafford.
London, May 12 (ANI): Former Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards has commended the appointment of outgoing Everton boss David Moyes as the successor of Sir Alex Ferguson, whom Edwards was responsible for bringing into the club in 1986.
London, May 12 (ANI): Former Scottish footballer Kenny Dalglish has claimed that he has always admired retiring Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, even though the Old Trafford legend had taunted him of being too fat to make it as a footballer.
London, May 12 (ANI): Former Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards has revealed that he had shelled out a measly 60,000 pounds to secure the services of Sir Alex Ferguson in 1986 for United, which is now a whopping two billion-pound dynasty.
London, May 12 (ANI): Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is reportedly looking forward to spend time in South France with his family after retirement for which he has signed former international footballer Eric Cantona as his estate agent.