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Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
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United Nations high level leadership publicly acknowledge volunteers’ contribution to sustainable development
12 September 2014
(Left to right) The UN Secretary-General, Mr Ban Ki Moon, and the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, at the High-level Stocktaking event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. (UN, 2014)
New York, USA: The President of the UN General Assembly called for recognition of volunteerism at the High-level Stocktaking event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Contributions to the Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report.  This event was organized by the outgoing President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, to provide the Secretary-General, member states, UN agencies and other stakeholders with a final moment of joint reflection, review and assessment of all inputs received through the different streams of the post-2015 process.    Read

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CIVICUS launches State of Civil Society Report 2014 with UNV contribution
06 June 2014
In Astana, Kazakhstan, UN Youth Volunteer for Community Development Han Na Kim (left, Republic of Korea) and Aizada Arystanbek (middle), a national Student volunteer, support the MY World offline roll-out on International Youth Day by helping members of the public fill in the MyWorld survey.  (Ji Hyun Yang/UNV Kazakhstan, 2013)
CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society leaders which advocates for citizen participation, recentlly launched its State of Civil Society Report 2014: Reimagining Global Governance.  A UNV paper on Volunteerism, civic engagement and the post-2015 agenda was among more than 30 contributions to the report from the world’s leading experts on civil society as well as inputs from CIVICUS members, partners, supporters and others in the global CIVICUS alliance. Read

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Changing the world online: onlinevolunteering.org
05 September 2014
There are no costs involved. Online volunteers cooperate across the world, without ever leaving their own homes. Online volunteers not only provide valuable skills and expertise. Coming from various backgrounds and cultures, they also bring new ideas and fresh perspectives. And they can help develop capacity in the organizations they work with, training staff, teaching new skills or providing guidance and advice Read
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