Unified Conditions of Service

Unified Conditions of Service

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We provide qualified, highly motivated UN Volunteers to support the work of the United Nations system, to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their actions and conduct. The Conditions of Service (COS) form the basis of the policies and rules that regulate the UN Volunteer assignment.

UNV released the Unified Conditions of Service on 1 October 2021. These unify and supersede prior versions of the national and international UN Volunteer Conditions of Service. The provisions apply to all individuals recruited as UN Volunteers.

The below infographics highlight the key provisions of the Unified Conditions of Service by UN Volunteer category.

International UN Volunteer Specialist

Conditions of Service: International UN Volunteer specialist

International UN Volunteer Expert

Conditions of Service: international UN Volunteer Expert

International UN Youth Volunteer

UN Youth Volunteer

International UN University Volunteer

Conditions of Service: international UN University Volunteer

National UN Volunteer Specialist

Conditions of Service: International UN Volunteer specialist

National UN Volunteer Expert

Conditions of Service: national UN Volunteer Expert

National UN Youth Volunteer

Conditions of Service: national UN Youth Volunteer

National UN University Volunteer

Conditions of Service: national UN University Volunteer

UN Community Volunteer

Conditions of Service: UN Community Volunteer

Refugee UN Volunteer

Conditions of Service: Refugee UN Volunteer

Serving UN Volunteers may be interested in reviewing changes made to the UN Volunteer Conditions of Service.