Events

  • The Peace Gong-the Children's Newspaper

    A special issue of “The Peace Gong-the children’s newspaper” based on the four objectives of IYV+10 —recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of Volunteerism—has been initiated by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation in association with UNV India and Anant Vikas Trust. The aim of this issue is to capture the voices of children across the world on VOLUNTEERING to facilitate efforts by children for a peaceful world. In view of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets, IYV+ 10 offers an opportunity to celebrate but also to assess the progress made towards achieving the objectives of IYV.

  • UNV Karamveer Chakra: National Medallion for proactive Volunteer Action

    Gaurav Gaur, Hari Pado Biswas, Hemant Kumar Yadav, Rahul Pawa and Santosh Kumar were conferred the UNV Karamveer Chakra in an award function held on 27 November in New Delhi. This award is an endeavour to promote volunteerism and acknowledge exemplary voluntary actions by recognizing the invaluable role played by volunteers towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Be the change you wish to see in the world"- Mahatma Gandhi

    A special issue of "The Peace Gong-the children’s newspaper" based on the four objectives of IYV+10 —recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of Volunteerism—has been initiated by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation in association with UNV India and Anant Vikas Trust. The aim of this issue is to capture the voices of children across the world on VOLUNTEERING to facilitate efforts by children for a peaceful world. In view of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets, IYV+ 10 offers an opportunity to celebrate but also to assess the progress made towards achieving the objectives of IYV.

  • First Ever State of World Volunteerism Report Launched on International Volunteer Day

    Potential role of volunteerism as an important expression of our common humanity and empowering change from the grassroots up especially through strong partnerships is the focus of the first ever State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR). The reportpromotes a better understanding of volunteerism and demonstrates the universality, scope and reach of volunteerism along with new trends in the twenty-first century. SWVR examines important contributions in diverse fields such as sustainable livelihoods, social inclusion, social cohesion, disaster risk reduction, governance and political participation.

  • IVD 2010: Volunteering for the MDGs

    We can end poverty. Meeting the Millennium Development Goals will require the engagement of millions of people through volunteer action.

  • Press Release [New Delhi, 03 December 2010]

    Home to one of the largest operations of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme in the world, the Indian voluntary sector has taken the lead in supporting government and civil-society initiatives aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and has now made its presence felt in the cyber world as well.

  • 'The Secretary-General Message on the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

    On International Volunteer Day, we recognize millions of people around the world who give their time and talent to tackle global challenges: from volunteers working in their own communities on climate change adaptation and poverty reduction to those supporting global causes of peace, justice and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • UNDP Administrator Message on the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

    Today, as we mark International Volunteer Day, we celebrate the contributions volunteers are making to peace and development around the world, and towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

  • UNV Executive Coordinator Message on the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

    This year, International Volunteer Day (IVD) comes at a vibrant time. ‘Share the Story’ is the theme of UNV’s IVD campaign. UNV is using social media to engage in a global online conversation focused on how volunteering contributes to meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • UNV Newsletter August 2009

    Following an absence of three years, UNV India is delighted to re-launch the UNV newsletter. The primary objective of this newsletter is to keep UNV volunteers and their respective host agencies informed of various initiatives, activities, projects and policy decisions. It also brings together UNV volunteers working across India from districts to states and the national capital.

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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