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

UNV action at country level

To increase recognition and integration of volunteerism and related concepts in national and global post-2015 policies and discussions, UNV deployed dedicated post-2015 volunteers in more than 30 countries:

Algeria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Uganda, Viet Nam, Zambia.

UNV nationaNatCoord collagel and international post-2015 volunteers, with support from UNV Headquarters and Field Units, worked at country level to:

  • support national discussions and events to connect local action to global mechanisms related to the development of the new framework - for example, they supported the UNDG consultations and the rollout of the MY World survey;
  • strengthen national capacities to support consultations, outreach, facilitate stakeholder engagement and collection of good practices - for example, together with local volunteer groups they organized national events and workshops to leverage stakeholders' voices, share good practices and identify concrete opportunities for Volunteer-Involving Organizations (VIOs) to take action and strengthen capacity at both national and global level.

Selected country documents from UNV Field Units and partners

Examples of country activities are available in the menu on the left. 

Stories from UNV post-2015 Volunteers are available in Advocating for volunteerism in the post-2015 development agenda at national level - Preliminary report on post-2015 UN Volunteers (June 2014).