Volunteering for post-2015

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

UNV action at country level

UNV aims at increased recognition and integration of volunteerism and related concepts in national and global post-2015 policies and discussions. At country level, this is reflected by:

  • supporting national discussions and events to connect local action to global mechanisms related to the development of the new framework;
  • strengthening national capacities to support consultations, outreach, stakeholder engagement and collection of good practices.

UNV country presence with post-2015 volunteers

UNV has been engaging a growing nuNatCoord collagember of national and international Volunteers for the post-2015 process in more than 30 countries:

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

In each of these countries, UN Volunteers support the UNDG consultations, foster local stakeholders engagement and support MY World offline and online rollout.

They relentlessly bring grassroots and local initiatives closer to national level fora after the consultations, as the intergovernmental negotiations for the post-2015 development agenda advance. Together with national stakeholders, 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.

Latest news from the field

  • 04/15/2014 in News

    Post-2015 - why should Bhutan care?

    The UN Volunteer in Bhutan illustrates in this article, published in the Bhutan national newspaper Kuensel on 20 March 2014, the role of Bhutan in the definition of the post-2015 agenda and ways in which ordinary Bhutanese citizens can...
  • 01/06/2014 in News

    New UNV Bangladesh publication features UN Volunteers stories on progress on the MDGs

    To mark International Volunteer Day, the UNV Field Unit in Bangladesh has published 'Volunteering for the MDGs in Bangladesh'. This booklet provides an overview of UNV's activities in Bangladesh and relates the country's progress in...
  • 09/07/2013 in News

    MY World Launch in Cameroon

    MY World Launch coupled with Cameroon International Model United Nations (CAMIMUN) at the National Youth Council Head Office in Yaoundé/Cameroon with full support from the United Nations Volunteers
  • 09/07/2013 in News

    Closing the post-2015 consultations in Algeria

    The process of post-2015 consultation in Algeria came to a close with a meeting held on 30 June in Algiers. Post-2015 UN Volunteers Salima Remal and Katharina Meyer-Seipp organized the day in two moments: a validation workshop and an...
  • 09/07/2013 in News

    Life-long Volunteering Conference in Turkey

    Turkish GSM-Youth Services Centre in cooperation with UNV Turkey organized the Life-long Volunteering Conference in recognition of volunteering as a life-long learning tool and to promote an enabling environment and infrastructure for...