2016 UN Volunteer Survey Report

Publication
23 May 2017
Reports
The UN Volunteer Survey Report is a key tool that UNV uses to assess progress towards its Strategic Framework goals and identify areas for improvements in UN Volunteer management. This report summarizes the responses to the 2016 survey from UN Volunteers serving across the globe.
UN Volunteer Survey Report 2016

UNV is pleased to present the findings of the 2016 UN Volunteer Survey Report, a key tool that UNV uses to assess progress towards its Strategic Framework goals and identify areas for improvements in volunteer management. This report summarizes the responses to the survey from UN Volunteers serving across the globe.

We have heard from 2,900 voices of serving UN Volunteers and those who have recently completed their assignments.

Summary of key findings:

  • Volunteers’ satisfaction rate and commitment to their service remained strong in 2016;
  • Most Volunteers felt safe and secure in their assignment. UN Youth Volunteers rated safety and security services with very high satisfaction ratings;
  • Volunteers were committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the following SDGs featuring most prominently: SDG 16 on promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies, SDG 5 to achieve gender equity and empowering women, SDG 3 to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being, and SDG 1 to end poverty in all its forms.

The findings also show where there is room for improvement; which has been taken into consideration in a comprehensive management response plan of action in the next survey period.

The report provides UNV with valuable information and data that can be used by all units and sections. Please disseminate widely with all serving UN Volunteers, UN entity partners, and interested external parties. 

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