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Thematic fact sheets
UNV Advocacy Strategy
UNV defines advocacy for volunteerism as a deliberate effort, based on evidence, aimed at persuading decision-makers to adopt policies and take actions that promote people’s participation in local and international development through volunteerism. Read
Partnering with UNV
UNV partners with UN entities, governments, civil society, volunteer-involving organizations, regional organizations and the private sector to leverage volunteerism as an essential mechanism that meaningfully engages people in social, environmental and economic transformation. Read
UNV Communications Strategy
The UNV Communications’ mission is to enhance communication about the value of volunteerism in peace and development and the importance on the contributions that UNV and UN Volunteers make to the impact on the results of the United Nations. Read
Changing the world online: onlinevolunteering.org
There are no costs involved. Online volunteers cooperate across the world, without ever leaving their own homes. Online volunteers not only provide valuable skills and expertise. Coming from various backgrounds and cultures, they also bring new ideas and fresh perspectives. And they can help develop capacity in the organizations they work with, training staff, teaching new skills or providing guidance and advice Read
UNV: Volunteer Learning Strategy
The Volunteer Learning Strategy addresses issues identified through a comprehensive Learning Needs Assessment, carried out in 2013. The Strategy lays out the foundation for competency development within UNV. It applies to all
UN Volunteers, under the different modalities and sets UNV on a path to become a learning organization. The Strategy mirrors the phases of the volunteer management cycle, looking at the soft and hard skills necessary to promote volunteerism and to carry out the assignment, and contributing to learning for the
professional life. Read

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