Interestingly, the year was also important for the development sector for a number of reasons, primarily the endorsement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that sets new global benchmarks to fight poverty and inequality. What really counts is that now everybody realises that volunteerism plays a big role in the overall efforts to make the SDGs a reality.Visit site
In this blog series, UNDP experts and practitioners share their perspective on issues of climate change, in the lead up to COP21 in December.
Now that the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted, we at United Nations Volunteers (UNV) are trying to gauge how our work can contribute to advancing those goals. As the world turns its attention to climate change, how can we be a part of the solution?Visit site
On this day, we did not only celebrate vounteerism in all its facets, but also paid special tribute to thousands of volunteers working to implement the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (...)
Not only can volunteers serve to address a specific development objective, such as the volunteering action against HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, but just as importantly, volunteers can enhancehuman development by transforming individual lives, including their own.Read
And then there’s the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development on December 5th, an event established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. International Volunteer Day (IVD) gives volunteers a chance to work together on projects and campaigns promoting their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels.Read