benjamin ibhazukor (@bendeegreat)I am a Volunteer #IVD2015selfie #ActionAccount #GlobalGoals #GrowVersation #SDGs #UN @UNICEF @UNVolunteers t.co/iRHCewuwUN
VNU Bénin (@vnubenin)Solange, volontaire PNUD, Banikoara,sensibilise sur consultations prénatales #IVD2015Selfie @PNUDBenin @UNVolunteers t.co/6Ee2CfgFqp
Fabio"I think the way I can help the society and create an impact on people is volunteering". #actioncounts
- Girl Guides WA relies on Volunteers to deliver out programs and help run our organisation! We also encourage girls and young women to give back to their communities by volunteering
YouLeadNigeria (@YouLeadNigeria)He's proud to be a volunteer!! #ivd2015selfie #cusoivd2015 #actioncounts #2031nigeria @omodollarpor @CusoIntl t.co/ydERc9ybGZ
Museo UPR (@museouprrp)¡Gracias a los nuestros! Día Internacional de los Voluntarios #actioncounts @UNVolunteer #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/06eekhKQOT
YouLeadNigeria (@YouLeadNigeria)Volunteerism is simply rendering selfless service free of charge @2031Nigeria @CusoIntl #IVD2015selfie #cusoivd2015 t.co/inyMKhJRRA
Andres Enrique Sanchez BarreiroTodo por un cambio, nunca es tarde para empezar.
Phu01b0u01a1ng u0110u1eb7ng“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” Stay hungry, stay foolish. I'm ready!
YouLeadNigeria (@YouLeadNigeria)Wanna know what it is lyk 2 volunteer?Ask @kwakaf #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts #cusoivd2015 @CusoIntl @UNVolunteers t.co/nSL2JxfbcZ
UNDP Afghanistan (@UNDPaf)د خپلې کورنۍ، ټولنې او هېواد لپاره څه کوئ؟ د خپل يو سېلفي په پورته کولو يې راوښيئ. #actioncounts #ivd2015selfie t.co/gXexCwzlwS
Khalid Javed Choudhry”I look at them, particularly the families that have lost loved ones due to Ebola, and find in them the energy to work even harder. I am hoping these people can return to a normal life very soon.” Khalid Javed Choudhry (Pakistan), UN Volunteer Field Crisis Manager in Sierra Leone
- Gala Voluntarilor - O saptamana de activitati. Gala va avea loc in 4 decembrie, ora 17, la Biblioteca, in Medias. Parada cartilor, concert rock, lansare de cartem concurs Se poarta cartea, ateliere de decorare, concert de pian. https://www.facebook.com/Biblioteca-Municipala-StL-Roth-Medias-259884900694720/?ref=hl
- Supporting volunteerism and SDGs in Bonn!
Fundaciu00f3n Sattva5 de Diciembre. Día Internacional del Voluntario. Somos muchísimas personas que apoyamos la labor de #FundaciónSattva, aportando tiempo, talento, alegría y sobretodo amor y honor por el prójimo. En escuelas públicas compartimos Clases de Yoga, Promoción de Participación Ciudadana, Educación para La Paz, Desarrollo Humano, son algunas de las actividades con las que colaboramos para co.crear juntos un mundo mejor. #IVD2015selfie #actioncounts #FundaciónSattva
Carolina Rosales (@taropelofina18)@voluntmodelo @proed_iap #ivd2015selfie #voluntariosmodelo @alonso_avalos @claresanahuac t.co/rIY8EtNUDR
UN Volunteers Zambia (@UZambia)Everyone is a part of success. Let's celebrate #IVD with us by selfie campaign #ivd2015selfie. #IVD is coming soon! t.co/87Ry6YRvAe
- "Volunteering with UNV has been a great way to learn more about the incredible work that UNV. It is a wonderful way to stay connected to the worldwide issues and learn about people and environment. I had an opportunity to work on design projects of UNV, and it a was lovely experience and a chance to participate to make the world a better place to live in. I would like to summarize that volunteering is a way to convert passion into action and make it an inspiration for others“ #IVD2015selfie - M. Junaid Abbasi
- Este año creamos la plataforma www.appuntate.org junto con #FundaciónTelmex y #CTIN para promover el voluntariado y donación en México a través de una red social y una app que vinculan a las personas de manera directa con las fundaciones y sus causas.
Suzanne Seider (@seiderjps)I volunteer at @CookChildrens! #IVD2015selfie t.co/yCTldiSBpW
IVD Abuja, NigeriaIVD Abuja: volunteering our time to get children Back to School #IVD2015selfie #Globalgoals #SDG4
- Word has power. If we keep repeating it, it will be "real".
Irina and GustavoWe work to make SDGs a reality!
- Volunteers based in Luganville, Santo, Vanuatu, celebrated International Volunteer Day with a picnic. Volunteers attending were from Australia, New Zealand and Japan, working in Health, Education, Tourism, Communications, Fisheries, and Agriculture.
María Peña“I might just be one ordinary UN Volunteer but I’ve learnt everyone has a role to play and you never know how wide your positive impact can be. I got to see first-hand how our efforts empowered the local community with emergency response and resiliency knowledge.” María Peña (Dominican Republic), national UN Volunteer
UNRIC-Deutschland (@unodeutschland)The interns of the UN offices in Bonn also participate in the #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie @UNVolunteers - Be part of it t.co/dioxBh9LhA
Maulina SariUNV programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development, and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers. “In celebrating IVD.. We are medical doctors invested in enabling the health sector for citizen engagement: in the development of health policies and supportive patient's right; in volunteer management and support; in measuring the impact of volunteering; and in knowledge building and knowledge sharing about volunteering and what it can achieve.” “We engage the will, the positive energy and the innovation of millions of people towards realizing SDG's and in building health cohesion, mutual understanding and the achievement of community- health centred goals.”
Alexis/UNHCRHappy International Volunteer Day!
- IVD in Jamaica: In Jamaica UN Volunteers, the UNDP and NGO Plant Jamaica joined forces with the Denham Town Community Development Committee to beautify a community space on November 24.
Dr Hernan Rodriguez OsoriaEs para mi un orgullo contribuir a la diminución de la mortalidad materna en Guinea Bissau. Ayudar en la formación de médicos jovenes garantizará el futuro y desarrollo de este maravilloso pais... Cero muertes maternas!!! Sí se puede!!!!
Patricia Kormawa (@Komeh86)#IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie @unvolunteer volunteering to raise funds for "Back 2 school" campaign t.co/J8PBGcx4Xe
Moazam Saleem (@moazamsaleem78)#IVD2015selfie t.co/AkiACf17L2
Volontariat au Togo (@anvt_togo)Omar Agbangba, Directeur général de l'ANVT s'engage pour le développement. Vas-tu être du reste? #IVD2015selfie t.co/ASgjcUzKvF
Emiliya AsadovaI'm volunteering for youth in the Asia-Pacific region! Are you? #IVD2015selfie
Mladi istrazivaci (@MISVSS)Početak konferencije „Volontiranjem do socijalne transformacije“ #IVDSerbia #IVD2015 #IVD2015selfie t.co/ZwPLHO1tjT
The Peoples' Voices Award Ceremony
WHEN: 25 September 2015
WHERE: New York, USA
An event organized by the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC), a strategic partner of UNV, to celebrate the launch of the 2030 agenda and announce the winners of the Peoples' Voices Awards.
Right after the adoption of the 2030 agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN General Assembly, the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) hosted a ceremony at the UN headquarters in New York, USA, to celebrate the launch of the new inclusive framework and announce the winners of the Peoples' Voices Awards.
The Awards are part of the Peoples’ Voices Challenge, a pioneer initiative to incentivise and recognize the efforts of peoples and stakeholders around the world who contributed to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to define the new development agenda. This initiative is led by the UNMC in collaboration with the UN Volunteers (UNV) programme and other strategic partners.
People’s engagement, including through volunteerism, is crucial for a successful implementation of the 2030 agenda, which needs to be landed and localized to be inclusive and owned by people all over the world.
Volunteerism: measuring global impact II
WHEN: 16-17 June 2015
WHERE: Nairobi, Kenya
A joint workshop of UNV and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to develop a strong evidence base to support the role of volunteerism in peace and development.
Representatives of volunteer-involving organizations and academics/researchers discussed a common agenda to increase research and evidence that captures and measures the contribution that volunteers bring to peace and development, especially in regions such as the global South. Such a narrative is especially relevant to inform discussions related to the implementation and monitoring of the post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Participants shared practices, knowledge and understanding of measuring volunteer contributions to development based on different modalities of volunteering (e.g., corporate, online, community, and youth) as a first step towards identifying global indicators that could be used to measure volunteering and its impact.
The workshop generated ideas to deepen innovation and research on the measurement of volunteerism, as well as on the ways different stakeholders can combine their efforts and resources to undertake research, evidence-building and development of a global volunteer research agenda.
The Nairobi workshop follows up on a previous one jointly hosted by the US Peace Corps and UNV in Washington D.C. on 30-31 March, with a specific focus on gathering perspectives from participants from the global south.
Leveraging volunteerism for global impact
WHEN: 30 March-1 April 2015
WHERE: Washington, D.C., USA
A joint initiative of the U.S. Peace Corps and UNV to develop a strong evidence base to support the role of volunteerism in peace and development.
This initiative aimed to explore global indicators that can inform a universal results-based narrative to help measure and capture the contribution that volunteers bring to development. Such a narrative is especially relevant to inform monitoring discussions related to the post-2015 sustainable development goals.
Workshop outcome document: Getting to impact: measuring volunteer contribution
30–31 March - Workshop on Volunteerism: measuring global impact
Volunteer-involving organizations shared practices, knowledge and understanding of measuring volunteer contributions to development based on different modalities of volunteering (e.g., corporate, online, community, and youth). This was the first step towards identifying global indicators that could be used to measure volunteering and its impact.
The workshop generated ideas to deepen innovation and research on the measurement of volunteerism, as well as on the ways different stakeholders can combine their efforts and resources to undertake research and other evidence-building activities.
1 April – Conference on Leveraging volunteerism for global impact
High-level public officials, institutional leaders and policy experts gathered to convene, inform and connect domestic and international thought leaders and policy experts with a view to build support for the role of volunteer service in achieving the sustainable development goals.
They also informed and supported a wider practice of international volunteer service as a relevant and effective tool for global development with the U.S. government and other global policy-makers.
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The power of volunteerism as a cross-cutting means of implementation
WHEN: 22 April 2015, 13:15-14:30 hrs
WHERE: Conference Room 9, UN headquarters, New York, USA
CUSO International, the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (FORUM), the UN Volunteers programme (UNV) and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), part of the post-2015 Volunteering Working Group, co-organized this side event to explore the contribution that volunteerism makes to sustainable development, and how the means of implementation of the post-2015 framework can recognise, support and maximise this contribution. Participants included representatives from Volunteer-involving organizations (ViOs), UN agencies and Member States. (Flyer)
The event took place during the April session of the post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations (New York, 21-25 April 2015), which focused on the means of implementation for the post-2015 development agenda and the global partnership for sustainable development.
Highlights from the event
- Volunteerism should be a crucial component of the proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17. Goal 17 ("Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development") currently covers issues relating to finance, technology, capacity building, trade, systemic issues, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and data, monitoring and accountability.
- ViO panelists called for shaping the means of implementation component in a way that looks beyond financial and technological means and also includes people-centred approaches. ViOs also agreed to produce a shadow report presenting examples of impact of the contribution of volunteers towards development outcomes as expressed in the SDGs.
- Ambassador Hiroshi Minami, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, stated that he saw three possible opportunities for volunteerism to fit in final post-2015 agenda, namely in the Declaration (although volunteerism may not be specifically mentioned since the Declaration is envisaged to be short); in the Means of Implementation section; and in the Global partnerships section, since volunteers should have an important role as stakeholders of global partnerships. Mr. Tim Mawe, Deputy Permanent Representative of Ireland to the UN, also reaffirmed that volunteers will play a major role in the implementation of the SDGs and that the role of volunteers should be enhanced.
Data at the lowest possible level: measuring volunteerism
WHEN: 5 March 2015, 1.15 – 2.30 pm
WHERE: Conference Room 1 (CB), UN headquarters, New York, USA
Discussions related to measuring and monitoring the post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are calling for a "data revolution." There is agreement that national data used to track MDG progress was inadequate, insufficiently reporting on inequalities and exclusion. That is, national statistical offices need to go beyond national level aggregates. Instead the call is for collecting disaggregated data "at the lowest possible level."
This UNV side event addressed the relevance of volunteerism to monitoring SDG progress. Panelists from ILO, academia, youth, and the UNDP Human Development Report Office discussed how:
- volunteers can support data generation through community engagement and use of new media. This is also a means to ensure inclusion by engaging marginalized groups, such as youth;
- disaggregated data at the lowest levels is already being gathered measuring volunteer participation through existing volunteer measurement/research methodologies. Measuring volunteer work could be included in decent work indicators. With agreement and capacities, existing volunteer measurement/research methodology could generate comparable data on volunteerism disaggregated by activity, area of focus, and demography which can be used as a measure of participation and inclusion for the purpose of SDG reporting.
Que mis acciones cuenten
Que mi área de trabajo también cuente
Y que mis acciones se reconozcan
En la campaña del DIV de este año, miles de personas nos mostrarán que las aportaciones de los voluntarios son inestimables y contribuyen a hacer del mundo un lugar mejor a través de respuestas a preguntas como: “¿Eres parte del cambio?”, “¿Aceptarás el desafío?”, “¿Estás list@?”.
Únase a esta campaña compartiendo sus historias y sus selfies aquí o en medios sociales junto al hashtag #IVD2015selfie en los días previos y durante el DIV, el 5 de diciembre, para completar el mapa mostrando cómo el voluntariado marca la diferencia para los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible.
Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki-moon
“Mientras procuramos crear la capacidad e impulsar la aplicación de la nueva agenda, las actividades voluntarias pueden pasar a ser otro poderoso medio para la aplicación de la agenda en distintos sectores. Las actividades voluntarias pueden contribuir a ampliar y movilizar a las sociedades y lograr la participación de las personas en los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible a nivel nacional. Además, los grupos de voluntarios pueden ayudar a adaptar la nueva agenda a nivel local proporcionando nuevos espacios de interacción entre los gobiernos y las personas orientados a la adopción de medidas concretas y susceptibles de aplicarse en mayor escala.”
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