Events

  • International Volunteers Day 2009 Report

    UNV India played a role of leadership for IVD 2009 involving Swechha, UNDP India, VSO, American Center, Times Foundation, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Department of Environment Govt. of Delhi, NFI, Tehelka, NDTV, Radio MEOW, The YP Foundation and Jamghat joined hands to celebrate and commemorate International Volunteer Day on the 5th of December 2009.

  • Voluntary Ideas Turning Green India by UNV Programme Officer, Mr. Anoj Chhetri

    India is a rapidly developing country where a billion plus people live, but paradoxically many of them with a huge gap in living standards. Environment is a major concern for the Government, UN and other many development organizations.

  • IVD India Reports on UNV Website

    If we are to meet the challenges of climate change, citizens of developing countries must be equally involved. In India, a nation of more than a billion people, 'Volunteering for our Planet' extended across every area of society - from schools and universities to the private sector. Read about the multitude of activities in the country that contributed the largest number of hours towards the 'Volunteering for our Planet' campaign.

  • National Committee on IYV+10

    The first IYV+10 planning meeting was organized on 16 February, 2011 in New Delhi by UNV Country Office. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss formulation of the National Committee and taskforce to plan IYV+10 activities. Twenty organizations participated in the meeting and included representatives from the Government, UN agencies, civil society organizations, educational institutes, media and corporate houses.

  • UNV Karamveer Chakra

    On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of International Year of Volunteers UNV India and iCONGO (Indian Confederation of NGOs) are pleased to announce UNV Karamveer Chakra. This award is an endeavour to promote volunteerism in general and recognition of exemplary voluntary actions in particular by recognising the invaluable contribution by volunteers to the achievement of MDGs.

  • Seminar on Youth Volunteerism

    A one day seminar on Youth Volunteerism was held on 09 August 2011, at the UN Conference Hall, New Delhi. The Seminar was jointly organized by the Commonwealth Youth Programme(CYP), Asia Center, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and United Nations Volunteers(UNV). The aim of the seminar was to mark the conclusion of International Year of Youth, and observance of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), first observed in 2001 as per a mandate given by the UN General Assembly with the objective to enhance the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteer service.

  • Development through Sports

    Engaging youth in the community development initiatives is a promising way of providing them opportunities in meaningful ways. They can be very valuable resources to help close the gaps by lending support to developmentally appropriate activities and challenges. Their involvement also strengthens student-centred learning.

  • Zee News Launches My Earth My Duty Campaign - Let’s Plant Hope - Nation’s Largest Climate Change Awareness Drive

    New Delhi, 05 September 2011- UNDP and United Nations Volunteers join a national awareness on climate change campaign “My Earth, My Duty” launched by Zee News.

  • UNV-India Invites Photographs Showcasing ‘Volunteering to Make a Difference’

    To  draw attention to the dedicated community of volunteers and to mark IYV+10, UNV-India proposes publishing a special volume on Volunteerism which would further advance the recognition and promotion of volunteerism and enhance its facilitation at the local, national and international levels. The selected photographs would be considered for a  publication on volunteerism during 2011.

  • Inceptum 2011

    To raise awareness on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of  International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), Joining Hands, WWF and UNV organized an Inter-School Debate – ‘Inceptum 2011’ on 18 October 2011, New Delhi. Topic of the Debate was “Individual Social Responsibility; A Distant dream in achieving the Millennium Development Goals in India”.

UNV Strategic Framework: 2014 - 2017

UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017 is the first of its kind, focusing on harnessing the power of volunteers and volunteerism to support the achievement of internationally agreed goals.

Strategic Framework (e-publication)
Digitally published version of the Strategic Framework to be read online.

Strategic Framework (pdf)
PDF version of the Strategic Framework to be downloaded or printed.

Integrated Results and Resources Matrix (pdf)
The vision of the Strategic Framework is translated into concrete deliverables, enabling UNV to show how it will be held accountable for its results.

Strategic Framework Overview (pdf)
Four-page overview of the Strategic Framework.

PowerPoint presentation (slideshare.net)
PowerPoint presentation of the Strategic Framework.

Publications
State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2011

The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report promotes a better understanding of volunteerism. It demonstrates the universality, scope and reach of volunteerism along with new trends in the twenty-first century. The report examines important contributions in diverse fields such as sustainable livelihoods, social inclusion, social cohesion and disaster risk reduction. By suggesting how volunteerism can be taken forward, the SWVR also provides an alternative vision of a better society.

Volunteering in India: Contexts, Perspectives and Discourses

The publication presents the viewpoints and experiences of eminent people and volunteers from different disciplines on the ethos, tradition and diversity of volunteering in the Indian context. It reflects on the challenges and opportunities to volunteering such as changing social structures and new complexities in the social structure; increasing individualization; increasing episodic volunteering; motivations to volunteering, especially amongst youth; and opportunities to volunteering due to conflicts in different parts of the society and growing inequalities.

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