UNDP Executive Board Decision (2004/16) - see pages 14-15

The Executive Board recognizes the achievements of the UNV programme in articulating and advocating, including through innovative partnerships and networking, the importance of the contributions of volunteerism, in particular the role it plays towards the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Also, the Executive Board encourages governments to contribute to the Special Voluntary Fund to enable UNV to further explore, expand and strengthen the role of volunteerism and volunteer contributions to development.