Madam Chair, distinguished delegates, Associate Administrator,  The report before the Executive Board provides a high-level summary of UNV’s work in 2023. While it strives to comprehensively cover our activities and the hard evidence of our results, it may still lack the vivid details of the daily realities.
06 June 2024
Global
Article
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
The research paper titled The role of volunteers in leaving no one behind: Supporting United Nations entities and national governments towards realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development demonstrates a wealth of data detailing the expansive efforts of volunteers.
16 April 2024
Global
Article
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
In 2023 UNV launched two separate, but interconnected initiatives. Several UN Volunteers with disabilities were contacted and requested to provide feedback on the accessibility of the UNV applications. Highly valuable feedback was received, including a comprehensive Keyboard Accessibility Assessment Report, prepared by Hudoykul Hafizov, UN Volunteer who served as Disability Inclusion Advisor with UNDP in Uzbekistan.  
12 April 2024
Global
Article
SDG 13: Climate change
The impacts of climate change on people's lives and ecosystems cannot be ignored and are being felt in every corner of the globe. Not simply an environmental issue, it's a humanitarian crisis.  Shockingly, over the last five years alone, approximately 1.59 billion individuals have been affected by climate and weather-related disasters. As a result, around 130 million people have been forced to leave their homes and have become internally displaced.
15 March 2024
Global
Article
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The 2025 report aims to address the challenges faced in measuring volunteer work and bring clarity to the discourse on the scale and scope of volunteers' contributions.  Over the last three months, UNV conducted three online exchange discussions on several topics through the Knowledge Portal.  The discussions and consultations were strategically designed to gather expert opinions and insights to shape the State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2025.
27 February 2024
Global
Article
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
This monumental decision, achieved through the collaboration of Member States of the General Assembly marks a pivotal moment in recognizing the invaluable contribution of volunteers worldwide towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
23 December 2023
Global
Article
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The theme of this year's IVD centers on the power of everyone - collective action - if everyone did. If everyone volunteered the world would be a better place.  Imagine more than eight billion of us volunteering. Limitless possibilities for sustainable development - food and education for everyone, clean environment and good health, inclusive and peaceful societies, and more.
05 December 2023
Global
Article
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Your Excellency, Minister of Youth and Sports, dear friends and colleagues, The person speaking on the video like a robot was me.  The message was to the global audience. Today I would like some personal remarks for you, UN Volunteers in Somalia. I came here to present personal greetings not only from myself, as the Executive Coordinator, but also from 13,000 UN Volunteers around the world. We know of you, we hear about you and we appreciate all what you do.
05 December 2023
East and Southern Africa
Article
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The recent introduction of the UVP marks a significant turning point. This innovative platform has replaced a multitude of disconnected systems that were previously used to manage various aspects of volunteer recruitment. The result? A streamlined and unified approach that caters to UN Volunteers, candidates, United Nations partners, governmental bodies, and international organizations alike.
12 October 2023
Global
Success stories
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The Online Volunteering solution of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme provides partners with flexible and speedy Online Volunteer capacity to support rapid emergency response to the crises in Libya. Requesting and engaging with Online Volunteers is facilitated through the AI-powered and cloud-based Unified Volunteering Platform (UVP). For partners: learn more on how to engage Online Volunteers.
23 September 2023
Arab States
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