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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.
  Recent news    
The power of ENGAGEMENT: volunteerism and disaster risk reduction in view of the post-2015 agenda
17 March 2015
Sendai, Japan: Volunteerism is a fundamental source of community strength and resilience that exists in all societies throughout the world. The role of volunteerism, in general, and mobilizing and managing volunteers, in particular, are important components of any disaster risk management strategy that aims at fostering community recovery, strength and resilience in vulnerable areas.

View the statement of the Executive Coordinator of UNV, Richard Dictus, at the 6th Plenary Meeting of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, here.

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  Recent resources    
Developing a Volunteer Infrastructure
Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will require the ingenuity, solidarity and creativity of many millions of ordinary people through voluntary action. Efforts on the part of governments, supported by the international community, can only complement what ultimately will depend on the full involvement of people all over the world. Read

  Latest factsheet    
Overview: UNV Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers
12 December 2014
The Overview Conditions of Service for international UN Volunteers highlights the major policy changes particularly relevant to current and prospective international UN Volunteers that are contained in the new Conditions of Service taking effect on 1 March 2015.
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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