Learn about the UN Volunteers Programme

UNV logoAre you thinking of becoming a United Nations Volunteer or simply looking for more information about the UN Volunteers Programme (UNV)? If so, the panel discussion entitled “Everything you want to know about the UN Volunteers Programme” is the place to be.

When: 7 September 2012 from 17.00 to 18.15
Where: UN House, Rue Montoyer/Montoyerstraat 14, Brussels
Who: Ms. Flavia Pansieri, Executive Coordinator UN UNV

A short introduction will be followed by a discussion about the programme, its objectives, recruitment policies and forthcoming challenges. The presentation will be given in English, while questions and answers will be conducted in English, German, French, Spanish or Italian.

Registration: send an e-mail to [email protected] by 5 September

The event is organised by the Association pour les Nations Unies, UNV and UNRIC.

flaviaFlavia Pansieri’s Bio

Flavia Pansieri was appointed Executive Coordinator of UNV in February 2008. Before joining UNV she served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Republic of Yemen (September 2004 – January 2008). In the past 25 years she has held a myriad of key positions in a number of UN system agencies and in various countries and headquarters locations.

Ms. Pansieri started her UN career in 1983 with UNDP in China, where she was responsible for the UNV and TOKTEN programmes, as well as for projects in the energy sector. She continued with UNDP in Bangladesh (1987 – 1990) and Myanmar (1990 – 1993), followed by a posting to Laos as Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and thereafter from 1995 to 1998 at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna directing, planning and evaluating activities.

As the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in New York (1998 – 2001), she engaged in promoting women’s economic, social and political participation and in raising awareness about gender equality issues. Before taking up the RC/RR position in Yemen, she was in charge of the Country Division of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at UNDP, providing guidance and support to programme activities in the various countries of the Arab region.

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