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 position statement on the post-2015 development agenda
- V-Mentions document - a living catalogue of mentions of volunteerism in key documents from the UN, Member States and other sources (as of 08.05.2015)
UNV supports the global aspiration to build a sustainable, people-centred post-2015 agenda through:
- advocating at national and international level for positioning volunteerism in the post-2015 agenda;
- providing inputs from a volunteer perspective 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 civil society to participate in post-2015 decision-making and UN processes, in collaboration with volunteer groups.