UNDP EB Report (DP 2002/18)

The Report provides an overview of the principle characteristics and achievements of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme during the biennium 2000-2001 and identifies some of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The opportunities opened up by the International Year of Volunteers 2001 (IYV 2001), anticipated in the report for the previous biennium, have become a reality. Not only has the impact of IYV 2001 on the external environment for volunteer-related work greatly exceeded expectations, it has also reinforced the value attached to the volunteer dimensions of the development work of the UNV programme. Both phenomena are described in some detail in the report.