Press Releases - 2015 State of the World's Volunteerism Report (3)

Governments must continue to provide enabling environments to leverage immense potential of volunteers New Delhi, 23 June 2015 – Citizen volunteers are playing a vital role across the Asia-Pacific region in making their governments more accountable and responsive to their people, but their contribution is seriously under-valued, a new report from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme said today. The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 is the first global review of the role of volunteers in improving the way citizens are governed and engaged. It draws on evidence from around the world, including case studies from the Asia-Pacific…
Nairobi – Citizen volunteers are playing a vital role across Africa in making their governments more accountable and responsive to their people, but their contribution is seriously under-valued, a new report from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme said today. The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 is the first global review of the role of volunteers in improving the way citizens are governed and engaged. It draws on evidence from around the world, including African case studies from Kenya, Liberia and Tunisia. The report shows how volunteers are working with governments and civil society to hold those in…
New York – Volunteers are playing a vital role in making governments worldwide more accountable and responsive to their citizens, but their potential is seriously under-valued, a new report from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme said today. The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 is the first global review of evidence around the contribution of volunteers to better governance, a pre-requisite for the success of the new Sustainable Development Goals to be agreed at the United Nations in September.