Volunteering for post-2015

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

UNV in the global post-2015 process

Over the past decade, UNV engaged in a global effort for the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteerism.  The experience gained towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) shows that volunteering is a way to engage people from bottom up to durably change people's attitudes and mindsets.

At a time of developing a new framework for global Development Goals after 2015, volunteerism is increasingly recognized as a form of civic engagement providing a key complementary mechanism for social, economic and environmental transformation. In this context, UNV aims at further integrate volunteerism into national and global plans, policies and strategies. 

Read the UNV position statement on the post-2015 development agenda

UNV supports the global aspiration to build a sustainable post-2015 agenda through

  • advocating for the integration of volunteerism in the post-2015 agenda;
  • providing inputs to UN mechanisms involved in the development of the new agenda and developing UNV thematic inputs;
  • advocating for the opening of spaces for civic society to participate in decision-making and UN processes, including post-2015 related stakeholder engagement. 

UNV is a member of the following UN mechanisms supporting the development of the new agenda

Major documents

Report of the Secretary-General "A life of dignity for all:accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015"
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The final report of national consultations "A million voices: The World We Want. A sustainable future with dignity for all"
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