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UNV Regional Websites

UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
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Arab States
Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific

Human Resource Development Programme 2013/14 Report: Volunteering for Peace

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Sustainable Development Goal

The Hiroshima Peacebuilders Centre and the United Nations Volunteers programme have joined forces to take volunteering to a global level by building a human resource base for the region that can promote volunteerism at home and abroad, while at the same time equipping young professionals for richer careers and leadership positions in a more interconnected world. This is the Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding Programme.

Volunteerism is one of the most basic expressions of solidarity and societal cohesion, often arising out of long-established traditions of sharing and reciprocal
exchanges. When the values of volunteerism are structurally integrated into global efforts to eradicate poverty and sustain development and peace, volunteerism becomes a powerful means of engaging people in these challenges. Volunteerism helps transform the pace and nature of development and consolidates
peacebuilding.

The Hiroshima Peacebuilders Centre and the United Nations Volunteers programme have joined forces to take volunteering to a global level by building a human
resource base for the region that can promote volunteerism at home and abroad, while at the same time equipping young professionals for richer careers and leadership positions in a more interconnected world. This is the Human Resource Development for Peacebuilding Programme.