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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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Lima Declaration calls for Member States to recognize volunteerism in the Post-2015 framework
24 October 2014
Chris Eaton, Executive Director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and new Chair of Forum, signs the Lima Declaration on behalf of WUSC (James O’ Brien/VSO, 2014)
Lima, Peru: The International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) recently closed  its annual Conference with a Declaration calling for Member States to recognize volunteer groups as key partners and stakeholders of the Post-2015 framework and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Declaration also calls for ensuring an active role for citizens, including volunteers, in any accountability mechanism to monitor progress towards the SDGs. Read

  Recent resources    
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

  Latest factsheet    
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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