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Volunteerism is for all, not just the young people
15 December 2015
With the publication of the latest World’s Volunteerism Report 2015, a resolution of the UN General Assembly, a Global Action Plan and a series of research papers proving the effectiveness of volunteerism in peace and development, volunteerism has received a lot of attention in policymaking throughout 2015.

Interestingly, the year was also important for the development sector for a number of reasons, primarily the endorsement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that sets new global benchmarks to fight poverty and inequality. What really counts is that now everybody realises that volunteerism plays a big role in the overall efforts to make the SDGs a reality.

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The ripple effect of volunteering for planet and people
11 December 2015
What role can volunteerism play in the future of planet and people?

In this blog series, UNDP experts and practitioners share their perspective on issues of climate change, in the lead up to COP21 in December.

Now that the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been adopted, we at United Nations Volunteers (UNV) are trying to gauge how our work can contribute to advancing those goals. As the world turns its attention to climate change, how can we be a part of the solution?

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Why volunteersim matters in Zimbabwe
09 December 2015
The International Volunteer Day was commemorated in Harare on December 4.

On this day, we did not only celebrate vounteerism in all its facets, but also paid special tribute to thousands of volunteers working to implement the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (...)

Not only can volunteers serve to address a specific development objective, such as the volunteering action against HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, but just as importantly, volunteers can enhancehuman development by transforming individual lives, including their own.

International Volunteer Day Highlights The Power Of Giving Back
05 December 2015
Amidst the consumerism that tends to envelop us during the holidays, December has also become a time when we’re asked to consider the importance of donating our time, talent and treasure to the betterment of the world. #GivingTuesday, a recently instituted global day dedicated to giving back, was created as a counterpoint to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Women’s Entrepreneur Day is another new seasonal event that celebrates and advances the work of female entrepreneurs, with the ultimate goal of empowering women and lifting them out of poverty.

And then there’s the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development on December 5th, an event established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. International Volunteer Day (IVD) gives volunteers a chance to work together on projects and campaigns promoting their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels.


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Below is a list of articles about UNV published in other web sites and online newspapers.
UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)