Events

  • Discovering the River of Life by Maria Belmonte Saldana

    Spanish university volunteer Maria Belmonte Saldaña gets stuck into the ‘Greenathon’, a clean-up of the polluted Yamuna river. (UNV)

  • Seal The Deal

    The UN Worldwide Campaign on Climate Change Sign the petition for a fair climate agreement at the Copenhagen Conference.

  • Volunteering for Our Planet

    Our planet is changing and every hour counts. We want to know how many hours you spend Volunteering for our Planet between 5 June and 5 December 2009.If we're going to cope with climate change, everybody needs to get involved. So the United Nations Volunteers programme is Volunteering for our Planet - and we'd like you to join us.

  • UN Volunteers train NSS Youth in Chennai 22 to 28 June 2009, Chennai

    From June 22nd to June 28th 2009, two members of the UNV team in India, Mr Anoj Chhetri (Programme Officer) and Saoirse de Bont (UNV intern from Ireland), assisted as resource persons at the NSS Mega Summer Camp 2009 in the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development (RGNIYD) in Chennai. The summer camp was attended by over 400 NSS volunteers, representing states from across India.

  • Volunteering to Make Orissa Green

    The 'Green Orissa' campaign was launched in Orissa in July amidst boundless enthusiasm, hope and promise to make the state green through volunteering efforts. The campaign launched in a Bhubaneshwar-based Government Girl's High School, promotes tree plantation as a first step to meeting the challenges posed by climate change.

  • IVD by Arcelor Mittal India

    Strategic Objective: “Promote and support activities that will help/facilitate an individual (employee) in becoming more self conscious and sensitive towards society and environment; thereby making a lifelong commitment to voluntarily contribute to one or more social and/or environmental cause.”

  • UNV Annual Report 2008

    Peace is more than just the absence of discord or violent conflict. It encompasses all aspects of social cohesion – including equality, freedom and the rule of law. Peace is the necessary prerequisite for sustainable human development, for equitable access to resources and services, and for the full realization of human opportunities and potential.

  • UNV Newsletter October 2009

    People around the world are volunteering hundreds of thousands of hours to tackle climate change and send a message to world leaders that everyone is part of the solution.

  • UNV Factsheet 2009

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

  • IVD Celebration in Orissa

    United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with local partners - Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD) and Bakul Foundation - jointly commemorated the International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5th December 2009 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The theme for this year’s IVD celebration in Orissa was “Volunteering for our Planet”.

UNV Strategic Framework: 2014 - 2017

UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017 is the first of its kind, focusing on harnessing the power of volunteers and volunteerism to support the achievement of internationally agreed goals.

Strategic Framework (e-publication)
Digitally published version of the Strategic Framework to be read online.

Strategic Framework (pdf)
PDF version of the Strategic Framework to be downloaded or printed.

Integrated Results and Resources Matrix (pdf)
The vision of the Strategic Framework is translated into concrete deliverables, enabling UNV to show how it will be held accountable for its results.

Strategic Framework Overview (pdf)
Four-page overview of the Strategic Framework.

PowerPoint presentation (slideshare.net)
PowerPoint presentation of the Strategic Framework.

Publications
State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2011

The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report promotes a better understanding of volunteerism. It demonstrates the universality, scope and reach of volunteerism along with new trends in the twenty-first century. The report examines important contributions in diverse fields such as sustainable livelihoods, social inclusion, social cohesion and disaster risk reduction. By suggesting how volunteerism can be taken forward, the SWVR also provides an alternative vision of a better society.

Volunteering in India: Contexts, Perspectives and Discourses

The publication presents the viewpoints and experiences of eminent people and volunteers from different disciplines on the ethos, tradition and diversity of volunteering in the Indian context. It reflects on the challenges and opportunities to volunteering such as changing social structures and new complexities in the social structure; increasing individualization; increasing episodic volunteering; motivations to volunteering, especially amongst youth; and opportunities to volunteering due to conflicts in different parts of the society and growing inequalities.

View More
Find Us On