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

Strengthening Volunteer Service & Action for Social Development: Launch of INVEST YOURSELF 2015 Campaign

WHEN:  12 February 2015, 3 pm 
WHERE: Conference Room C, UN headquarters, New York, USA

The Commission on Voluntary Service & Action (CSVA) and the UN Volunteers programme (UNV) are co-sponsoring this side event during the 53rd Session of the UN Commission on Social Development (New York, 4-13 February 2015), which discusses the theme of “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”.

The side event presented success stories of independent, volunteer-based organizations that are advancing social development where they work. Speakers discussed the challenges they face and how they work to overcome them. UNV presented how volunteerism for social development relates to the post-2015 development agenda.