The Administrator completed arrangements concerning the establishment of a central co-ordinating office of the United Nations Volunteers in New York within the framework of UNDP. In addition to the co-ordinator, the United Nations Volunteers office consists of a principal officer, a professional officer and three general service posts for secretarial assitance.
24 May 1971
The General Assembly of the United Nations today decided to establish an international corp of volunteers, who will work with the world's developing nations in efforts to achieve economic and social advancement. The volunteer programme will commence on 1 January 1971 - the same date on which the recently - proclaimed United Nations Second Development Decade will begin.
07 December 1970
The ECOSOC requests the Secretary-General to designate the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme as the Administrator of the United Nations Volunteers.
28 July 1970
The feasibility of creating an international corps of volunteers for development - The Secretary General recommends that an international corps of volunteers for Development be created within the existing framework of the system.
14 April 1970
The resolutions invites the Secretary – General, in co-operation with the Administrator of the UNDP and in consultation with the heads of those other organizations of the UN system particulary concerned with volunteers and with the further assistance of such expert consultants as he may deem necessary, to study the constitutional, administrative and various financial arrangements mentioned in his note for the creation of an international corps of volunteers...
31 July 1969
Use of Volunteer workers in the operational programmes of the United Nations and related Agencies designed to assist in the economic and social development of the less developed countries...
04 October 1961