UNV Regional Websites

UNV works in 150 countries and territories, deploying UN Volunteers to advance sustainable development at grassroots level. Explore our work in the different regions of the world.

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East and Southern Africa
East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
West and Central Africa
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Arab States
Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Events are being organized around the world to promote volunteering, to award the most dedicated volunteers and to inspire people to act for a better future.

05 December 2019
Our stories

Meeting the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda requires the efforts of all of society. Everywhere, every day, ordinary people are acting on the issues that they care about. Over one billion active volunteers are carrying out a wide range of roles, from providing care and support to neighbours, extending basic services to under-served areas, campaigning for policy change, or building new relationships across polarized communities.

04 December 2019
News
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Why volunteering and inequality?

07 October 2019
News
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Around the world, people volunteer in different ways to achieve diverse impacts, both planned and unplanned. Most volunteering takes place through informal engagement between individuals, with only an estimated 30 per cent of volunteering taking place formally, through organizations. Much of this volunteerism – both informal and formal – takes place at the community level.

08 March 2019
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

ASIA AND THE PACIFIC


24 December 2018
Our stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

On 10 December 2018, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme launched a flagship report, the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018: The thread that binds, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as part of the global celebrations of International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2018. The report was translated to two local languages, Sinhala and Tamil. This was the Asia-Pacific regional launch of the report which addressed the key findings on how volunteerism is connecting individuals, empowering youth and enabling everyone to take action to build resilient communities.

12 December 2018
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For this special day, the National Volunteer Coordination and Promotion Committee and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme will organize a panel discussion on the impact of volunteering on resilient communities in the region with the participation of Representatives of the Government of Senegal, United Nations Agencies, local and international volunteers.

The 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report : https://bit.ly/2O0W94b 

05 December 2018
Events
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

Toily Kurbanov, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator, moderated the session and opened the event with a brief explanation of the importance of the SWVR 2018 and the scale of volunteerism in the region. According to the report findings, in Russia and CIS alone, there is the full-time equivalent of 5.3 million volunteers.That means if everyone volunteered 1 hour per week, then more than 200 million people are actively involved in volunteering in the region.

05 December 2018
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