The partnership between the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the Republic of Korea dates back to 1986. The Republic of Korea is UNV’s largest Full Funding programme partner. The partnership is managed through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
In 2020, 192 Koreans served as UN Volunteers, 185 of whom were funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea.
In addition to the full funding programme, Korea actively supports of UNV and volunteerism. In 2016, the Republic of Korea presented its Volunteer National Report. In addition, it was one of the 124 co-sponsors of the UN General Assembly resolution on Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/C.3/73/L.13) in 2018.
Korea also actively supports the promotion of volunteerism and participated in the 2019 Asian Regional Consultation on the Plan of Action for Integrating Volunteerism into the Agenda 2030 as guest speaker in the session 'Volunteering for and by Senior citizens'.
For further information, visit the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea and the Korea International Cooperation Agency. Also refer to UNV's Annual Report 2021, including our Special Voluntary Fund and Full Funding reports.