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Volunteering in the post-2015 agenda

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The debate on the new post-2015 development framework offers a unique opportunity to shift to an agenda that is more transformational, universal, inclusive and sustainable.
UNV and its partners are actively engaged in shaping the role of volunteerism in the new agenda and in the Sustainable Development Goals. 

Integrating volunteering in the next decade and beyond

The Plan of Action 2016-2030 aims to integrate volunteering in peace and development policies and programmes through a strategic and collective long-term approach that matches the period of sustainable development goals (SDGs) implementation. The Plan is part of the Secretary-General Report about progress made on volunteerism since 2012, and is expected to be adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.  More


Promote volunteerism through MY World


Volunteers support MY World as a contribution to the post-2015 consultations and as a way to promote volunteerism. MY World is the UN global survey asking people to select their development priorities. Votes will be collected until end 2015 and will inform global decision-makers in the formulation of the new development goals.  More


Post-2015 Dialogues

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The UNDG Dialogues on the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda continued the global conversation.  UNV supported national dialogues through its volunteers and co-led the global dialogues on Partnerships with Civil Society.  More 

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Why tweet #actioncounts
It's about being heard by the right people at the right time.

Volunteers around the world can sometimes feel that their contribution to society goes unnoticed. Now is the perfect time to be heard, and where better to do it than at the meeting aiming to set goals for the way we will live on this planet over the next decades.

We invite all volunteers—present, past and future—to sign in to our website. We want to see and celebrate what you are doing. We want to keep you informed on upcoming events, opportunities and best practices. Everyone is invited to join in, from individuals to entire organizations. Share your stories with us. Build a community. Show the world volunteering matters. Your #actioncounts.

The latest stories received on the website:

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    This report documents the activities of IVD 2014 in Lesotho, focusing on local participation of youth and volunteers involving organizations (VIOs) in the Kingdom. The report highlights the on the key issues of partnerships and local participation through youth groups…
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    We are having a blood drive in our school and the blood drive is credited to a 3-year old who is fighting for his life. He has Pearson's syndrome. His mother is a teacher at our school. The younger students…
  • CoderDojo programmes in Romania
    CoderDojo is a volunteer-driven, free and open access computer programming education concept. Country-wide, in the 12 Romanian local dojos implementing the concept, about 90 volunteer mentors and organizers organize a total of 400 weekly events per year, benefiting more than…
  • Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone
    EngAyde is a collaborative effort of concerned Sierra Leoneans that volunteer their time brokering information that will influence decisions and actions to end the fight against Ebola in our beloved country.Our work is essentially about connecting, catalysing, influencing decisions and…

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