Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in addressing development challenges

Integrating volunteering in the next decade (General Assembly Resolution A/Res/67/138)

General Assembly Resolution A/Res/67/138 "Integrating volunteering in the next decade" adopted on 20 December 2012, furthermore welcomed "the creation of momentum in developing common platforms to increase support for volunteerism" and called upon the integration of volunteering in all relevant issues of the United Nations. It also requested the Secretary-General to "report to the General Assembly at its seventieth session, on the plan of action to be developed by UNV to integrate volunteering in peace and development in the next decade and beyond". Acting on this resolution will take UNV into a new phase.