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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

UNDP Governing Council Report (DP/1982/34)

Publications
Sustainable Development Goal

As requested in decision 81/1 adopted by the Governing Council at its twenty-eighth session in June 1981 this report contains a short analytical review of the use of volunteers in the development process. After tracing the evolution of the UNV programme since its inception in 1971, the report attempts to define succinctly the role of UNV in current international development co-operation activities and projects its potential future role in the light of past experience, bearing in mind the requirements of external cooperation to be accorded priority during the Third United Nations Development Decade. Also included are notes on two other policy issues: support costs and recruitment. Finally, the Report discusses a proposed interim solution to the problem of financing external costs of volunteers, on which the Council is requested to take a decision.