Global Programmes: Securing Access to Basic Social Services

Strengthening the delivery of basic services moves communities and nations closer to achieving peace and sustainable development. Volunteer efforts amplify the efficiency and outreach, as well as ownership and sustainability, of programmes that improve basic services.

UNV is uniquely situated to advance improvements to social services given its widespread network of volunteers at the national and community levels. To date, UNV’s interventions in basic social services have positively impacted areas such as primary health case, prevention of violence against women, education and food security. UN Volunteers work with local, institutional and national authorities to improve capacity to deliver basic services, while at the same time helping local communities and organizations strengthen their active participation in local governance processes.