TRANSFORMING UNV FOR THE GLOBAL GOALS

In 2017, UNV continued to offer innovative volunteer solutions to its United Nations partners and to UN Member States in common pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNV contributed to the engagement of citizens through volunteerism, while strengthening national ownership and capacities along with South-South cooperation.

The UNV Annual Report 2017, Transforming UNV for the Global Goals, puts together our latest results and achievements, and demonstrates how UN Volunteers continue to make an impact in all five pillars of sustainable development: planet, people, prosperity, peace and partnerships.

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING

WORDS OF WELCOME

Olivier Adam
Executive Coordinator, 
United Nations Volunteers 
Bonn, May 2018

In 2017, 6,501 UN Volunteers from over 100 different professions served with 35 United Nations partners on the ground worldwide. The number of UN Online Volunteers increased to 17,893, with 23,000 assignments providing flexible solutions to 38 United Nations partners and 2,200 non-governmental organizations.

Of all UN Volunteers, 83 per cent came from the Global South – clear evidence that UNV facilitated South-South cooperation through the transfer of expertise and knowledge across development and peace contexts.

The proportion of assignments fulfilled by national UN Volunteers grew from 28 per cent in 2014 to 40 per cent in 2017, adding weight to the global growth of volunteer movements and the increasing role of local volunteers in many communities around the world.

Throughout 2017, and benefiting from the results of an evaluation of its first Strategic Framework, UNV consulted extensively with United Nations partners and Member States in its reform efforts.

Our new Strategic Framework 2018-2021 will enable UNV to further its positioning as a competitive service provider. With the transformation process started in 2017, UNV will, over the coming years, be even better positioned to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and to uphold human rights in fast-changing peace, development and humanitarian contexts – while always striving to leave no one behind.

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OUR UN ONLINE VOLUNTEERS

Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with organizations working toward sustainable development goals, everyone wins.

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UNV FUNDING PARTNERS 2015-2017

VOLUNTEERS THROUGH PARTNERS

UNV thanks its UN Member State partners for their generous contributions in support of volunteerism for sustainable development and peace.

UN Member States are listed by magnitude of contributions received during the three year period 2015-2017.*

* Amounts indicated are in thousands of US dollars.

2015 2016 2017
DE Allemagne
5,130
4,358
4,603
KR Republic of Korea
1,850
2,494
3,670
CH Suisse
1,926
1,276
1,701
SE SUÈDE
688
974
2,508
FR France
610
933
2,078
JP Japon
1,150
723
1,542
IE Irland
535
556
532
FI Finlande
-
628
829
NO NORVÈGE
435
-
763
LU Luxembourg
409
418
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CZ RÉP. TCHÈQUE
200
249
336
2015 2016 2017
CI CÔTE D'IVOIRE
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552
GB GRANDE-BRETAGNE
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165
125
CN Chine
30
30
30
TH THAÏLANDE
1
-
71
IN Inde
30
-
15
TR Turquie
-
20
10
IL ISRAËL
15
10
5
BH BAHREÏN
18
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KZ Kazakhstan
-
2
2
LA LAO
1
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2
BD Bangladesh
2
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UNITED NATIONS PARTNERS 2017

VOLUNTEERS FOR PARTNERS

UNV is as strong as its partnerships. UN Volunteers deliver on sustainable development for our United Nations partners. During 2017, 6,501 UN Volunteers and UN Youth Volunteers, national and international, served with 38 United Nations partners in support of peace, security, human rights and humanitarian delivery.

Refer to our partnering publications and data snapshots for detailed information on our collaboration with key UN entity partners on 
www.unv.org/unv-united-nations-partners.

partners_icongraphic DPKO/DPA 2169 Volontaires UNDP 2056 Volontaires UNHCR 834 Volontaires UNICEF 350 Volontaires UN Women 183 Volontaires UNRWA 173 Volontaires UNFPA 170 Volontaires WFP 98 Volontaires UNEP 82 Volontaires UNODC 61 Volontaires UNOCHA 60 Volontaires OHCHR 60 Volontaires WHO 59 Volontaires FAO 29 Volontaires IOM 22 Volontaires UN Habitat 22 Volontaires UNAIDS 18 Volontaires UNESCO 14 Volontaires UNFCCC 12 Volontaires
  • DPKO/DPA

    2169 Volontaires

  • UNDP

    2056 Volontaires

  • UNHCR

    834 Volontaires

  • UNICEF

    350 Volontaires

  • UN Women

    183 Volontaires

  • UNRWA

    173 Volontaires

  • UNFPA

    170 Volontaires

  • WFP

    98 Volontaires

  • UNEP

    82 Volontaires

  • UNODC

    61 Volontaires

  • UNOCHA

    60 Volontaires

  • OHCHR

    60 Volontaires

  • WHO

    59 Volontaires

  • FAO

    29 Volontaires

  • IOM

    22 Volontaires

  • UN Habitat

    22 Volontaires

  • UNAIDS

    18 Volontaires

  • UNESCO

    14 Volontaires

  • UNFCCC

    12 Volontaires

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

UN Volunteers advance sustainable development every day by fostering participation, building social cohesion and promoting dialogue within communities. They serve with UN partners, working tirelessly in support of their development, peace and humanitarian efforts. In these videos, we feature inspiring UN Volunteers in action.

Engaging UN Volunteers with disabilities
UNV is committed to leaving no one behind and promoting inclusion of people with disabilities. In 2017, international UN Volunteer Rupmani Chhetri (India) served in Ukraine as an Advocacy Specialist on Disabilities
State of the World’s Volunteerism Report
Every three years, UNV produces a flagship report to strengthen understanding volunteerism and demonstrate its universality, scope and reach. SWVR 2018 examines the distinctive role of volunteering in strengthening community resilience.
COP 23: UN Volunteers for events
Learn more about how nine UN Volunteers with UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) mobilized and managed more than 650 local volunteers. Their joint efforts contributed to the success of COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November 2017.
Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.
On International Volunteer Day, 5 December, we recognized the positive solidarity of volunteers around the world who respond in times of crisis, help save lives and support others in living their lives with dignity. #VolunteersActFirst
WHAT ABOUT YOU?

READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

UN Volunteers deliver results for sustainable development and peace at the grassroots. Join us!

Visit unv.org/become-volunteer for information on how to register as a UN Volunteer in your country or abroad, or as a UN Online Volunteer.

Check out the UN Volunteer professional profiles available here: