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  UNV Partnerships Forum 2014: Innovation in Volunteer Action    
On 30 September and 1 October, 2014, the UNV Partnerships Forum 2014 will take place in Bonn, Germany. Organized by UNV in collaboration with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the City of Bonn, this is the first event of its kind.

This year’s Forum theme is “Innovation in Volunteer Action”. The overall objective is to strengthen partnerships with long-standing and new partners, in line with the UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017.

The two-day Forum will consist of plenary sessions as well as theme-focused roundtables on Volunteering for Peace and Humanitarian Assistance, Community Resilience for Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, Knowledge on the Impact of Volunteering, Online Volunteering, Fully-funded UN Volunteers and Youth Volunteering. High level-speakers and panelists will stimulate discussions to make the Forum an impactful event. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in open dialogue and exchanges on good practices and innovation for promoting volunteering for peace and development. The Forum will be an ideal networking opportunity for experts and stakeholders from around the world.

  Relevant publications    

Partnering with UNV (pdf)
UNV’s comparative advantage is its knowledge and ability to leverage the transformative potential of volunteerism, community voluntary action and civic engagement through active partnerships

UNV Partnerships Strategy (pdf)
UNV Partnerships Strategy articulates the strategic direction for UNV’s partnerships: focus, key partners, and institutional set-up across the organization at the headquarters and field levels, as well as outcomes to be achieved through partnerships

Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future (pdf)
Four-page overview of project which responds to needs and aspirations of youth in Arab states

Arab Youth Volunteering - Summer Camp in Jordan (YouTube video)
Video of Youth Volunteer Summer Camp in Jordan organized to strengthen youth volunteering capacities, and provide an opportunity for 30 young Jordanian volunteers to exchange experiences.


UN Youth Volunteer Modality Overview (pdf)
Four-page overview of the UN Youth Volunteer modality


UN Youth Volunteers Programme Overview (pdf)

Four-page overview of the UN Youth Volunteers Programme


UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017 Overview (pdf)

Four-page overview of the Strategic Framework.


UNV Youth Volunteering Strategy: 2014-2017 (pdf)

Outlines UNV’s approaches to strengthening youth volunteerism for peace and development


UNV Communications Strategy (pdf)

Communication is integral to all aspects and programming of UNV. For this reason, resources for communications are built into, not only operations of the Communication Section at headquarters, but all of UNV projects from the outset.


UNV Youth Volunteering Trust Fund (pdf)

Two-page overview of this critical mechanism for supporting youth volunteerism worldwide

UNV Full Funding Report 2013 (pdf)
The first annual report of the full funding programme. The report highlights the important role fully funded UN volunteers play in advancing peace and development worldwide.

UNV Advocacy Strategy(pdf)
A recent external evaluation on UNV’s contribution to volunteer infrastructures at national level shows that UNV has undoubtedly played an important role in the promotion of a better understanding of volunteerism.

UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)