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

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

  • advocating at national and international level 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 at national and international level for opening spaces for civic society to participate in post-2015 decision-making and UN processes, in collaboration with volunteer groups.

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