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Partnership with Samsung

UNV and Samsung are partnering to harness the power of online volunteering

19 Apr 2016

Global leader in technology, Samsung, has just announced an unprecedented partnership with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme. 

Pedro Kim, President and CEO of Samsung Latin America, and Amanda Mukwashi, Chief of the Volunteer Knowledge and Innovation Section of UNV announced the partnership on Monday 18 April 2016 in the Samsung regional office in São Paulo.

The UNV-Samsung cooperation will start as a pilot in Brazil, which hosts the headquarters of Samsung’s operations in Latin America. Initially, the company will contribute to promoting online volunteering and UNV’s service in Brazil and later will extend the activity to other Latin American countries.

Samsung will provide support to partner non-governmental organizations from several sectors to leverage the services provided by the UNV Online Volunteering service and will encourage its employees to volunteer online in the new environment, which aims to engage as many volunteers as possible.