UN highlights vital role played by volunteers worldwide in development

"Volunteers have the power to change lives, build social cohesion, enhance civic participation, mitigate conflict and contribute to society's well-being," UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator Naheed Haque told UN Radio as United Nations headquarters in New York is set to recognize the work of millions of volunteers around the globe and launch the first-ever report on the state of world volunteerism, spotlighting the role they play in development.