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Through volunteerism and volunteer action, UNV works for peace and development around the world. Here are some examples of how we do it.
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People’s engagement: the key to sustainable development
21 October 2014
Richard Dictus, UNV Executive Coordinator, speaks at the opening session of the high-level global meeting concluding the Dialogues on the implementation of the post-2015 agenda on the theme of ‘Partnership with Civil Society’ (Siem Reap, Cambodia, 20-21 October 2014) (UNV, 2014)
Siem Reap, Cambodia: The Dialogues on the implementation of the post-2015 agenda on the theme of ‘Partnerships with Civil Society’ concluded today in Siem Reap, Cambodia. “The engagement of civil society in the post-2015 agenda needs to be articulated around three issues, notably space, capacity as well as trust and confidence. To deliver on a complex agenda, spanning across environmental, social and economic issues, inclusive opportunities need to be developed for all actors to engage in a complementary way and according to their area of expertise,” said Richard Dictus, UNV Executive Coordinator, during the Cambodia high-level meeting. Read

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CIVICUS launches State of Civil Society Report 2014 with UNV contribution
06 June 2014
In Astana, Kazakhstan, UN Youth Volunteer for Community Development Han Na Kim (left, Republic of Korea) and Aizada Arystanbek (middle), a national Student volunteer, support the MY World offline roll-out on International Youth Day by helping members of the public fill in the MyWorld survey.  (Ji Hyun Yang/UNV Kazakhstan, 2013)
CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society leaders which advocates for citizen participation, recentlly launched its State of Civil Society Report 2014: Reimagining Global Governance.  A UNV paper on Volunteerism, civic engagement and the post-2015 agenda was among more than 30 contributions to the report from the world’s leading experts on civil society as well as inputs from CIVICUS members, partners, supporters and others in the global CIVICUS alliance. Read

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Changing the world online: onlinevolunteering.org
05 September 2014
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
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