UNV works in partnership with development stakeholders to foster progress towards inclusive and sustainable peace and development through volunteerism. Partnerships between UNV and other organizations are characterized by a commitment to shared goals and outcomes, a clear definition of roles and responsibilities and a framework for mutual accountability.
UN Volunteers are willing and able to work in all development and peace situations, including some of the most difficult contexts and remote locations. They work in local communities to leverage synergies between local knowledge and expert solutions. Additionally, they constitute a flexible, cost-effective resource in ensuring scale, impact and sustainability in peace and development interventions, including in crisis and post-crisis situations. UNV, as a catalyst, knowledge broker and convener, seeks to leverage volunteer knowledge, research and technology to develop innovative solutions that improve the quality of life at community level. Working with UNV enables partners to increase the visibility of their international engagement and people-centred development cooperation.