Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
UN General Assembly adopts Resolution on volunteerism in the 2030 Agenda
26 November 2015
New York, USA: UN Resolution “Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond”, adopted by consensus by the UN General Assembly during its seventieth session, recognizes that volunteerism can be a powerful means of implementation for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The General Assembly also acknowledges the Plan of Action 2016-2030 for integrating volunteering in peace and development, calling upon Member States, UN and a wide range of stakeholders to support and resource it, and recognizes UNV as the appropriate UN entity to support its implementation. Read
New UNV report presents the Peru Soy Voluntari@ network model for cross-sector collaboration
05 October 2015
The UNV report "Volunteer Entities Networks in Peru: Cross-sector collaboration in the “Soy Voluntari@” network model" presents the methodology used for developing subnational volunteer networks within Peru, and explains how to replicate the model in other countries and contexts.
The Soy Voluntari@ network is an innovative reference for Latin America to create inclusive spaces and coordinate different actors engaged in volunteering.Read
Overview: UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers
12 December 2014
Bonn, Germany: The Overview on UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers (ICOS) highlights major policy changes that are particularly relevant to current and prospective UN Volunteers. The new ICOS takes effect on 1 March 2015. Read
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