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.

NationaNatCoord collagel and international post-2015 volunteers, with support from UNV Headquarters and Field Units, work 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 support the UNDG consultations and the offline and online 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 organize 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.

To know more about the work of post-2015 UN Volunteers (as of June 2014), read some examples in this report:
Advocating for volunteerism in the post-2015 development agenda at national level - Preliminary report on post-2015 UN Volunteers