This second UNV Full Funding Report reflects the drive, capacity and innovation that characterized the past two years of the programme. We continue to be inspired by the commitment of our partners, by the dedication and impact of our talented fully funded UN Volunteers, and by the sense of urgency compelled by a new generation of development goals.
The fully funded UN Volunteers featured in this report share that determination. Through the UNV Full Funding Programme, funding partners, host UN partners and UNV offer volunteers an opportunity to share knowledge and gain experience as part of the UN system while addressing a range of development challenges around the world. The Full Funding Programme represents a win-win-win situation for volunteers, funding partners and host communities alike.
Through the programme, volunteers are able to make direct contributions to support transformative change at the national and local levels. In doing so, they gain invaluable skills and unique opportunities for personal and professional growth, often continuing along the career path in development cooperation. At the same time, through their presence in UN entities, they enable funding partners to invest in their citizens while improving the development impact and effectiveness across the UN system in a cost-effective way.
In the true spirit of inspiration in action, the Full Funding Programme is preparing a fresh cadre of UN Volunteers to contribute their skills and talents as agents of change for a new set of development goals.
In 2014 and 2015, UNV enjoyed full funding partnerships with the governments of Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Republic of Korea (ROK), Spain and Switzerland; and also with other organizations such as ActionAid Denmark, the Asan Nanum Foundation (ROK), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (Germany), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (ROK), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Japan), the Peace and Development Foundation (Hong Kong Special Administrative Region – SAR, China), the Agency for Volunteer Service (with the support of the Government of Hong Kong SAR, China), the Kwansei Gakuin University (Japan) and Forum Syd (Sweden).