Publications
  • Jan 1, 2014

    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.

  • Jan 8, 2013

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme delivers peace and development results through volunteerism. UN Volunteers are at the frontline of implementation and engaging communities at the grassroots level. UN Volunteers work with United Nations partners, governments, civil society organizations and the private sector, enabling them to deliver on their mandates and programmes. Volunteers make a lasting impact. The UNV Annual Report: Creating Lasting Impact captures the essence of the contributions of UN Volunteers, UNV staff and partners to advancing peace and development in 2012.

  • Dec 7, 2012

    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.

  • Jan 10, 2012

    The first State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme was launched at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States, on 5 December 2011 and about 80 countries around the world.

  • Jan 9, 2012

    Our UNV Annual Report 2011, "Volunteering for our Future," is about sustainable peace and development: meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It lifts people out of poverty, while at the same time protecting the natural systems that support economic growth.

  • Jan 5, 2011

    Our UNV Annual Report 2010, ‘Inspiring Youth’, shows the powerful force of youth volunteerism. Often a large part of the population, youth represent a valuable resource to respond to peace and development challenges within their communities.

  • Jan 6, 2010

    'Engaging Communities', illustrates the impact of volunteerism on development, especially at the community level. Structured around advocacy, integration and mobilization, the cornerstones of our work, it examines how UNV and development partners, powered by volunteerism, achieve human development. Results are highlighted in gender and youth empowerment (chapter one), environment and climate change adaptation (chapter two), as well as health, peacekeeping and humanitarian response (chapter three).

  • Jan 7, 2009

    Through this report we want to demonstrate how volunteerism is crucial in achieving and maintaining peace, and in enabling development. The absence of peace in societies affects its populations, but even in those circumstances volunteers and volunteerism can make a difference and contribute to a renewal of social cohesion.

  • Jan 2, 2008

    The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is inspired by the conviction that volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and by the idea that everyone can contribute their time and energy towards peace and development. With partners, UNV advocates for volunteerism, integrates volunteerism into development planning and mobilizes volunteers. The UNV Annual Report 2007 explores these ideas and the achievements of UNV and UNV volunteers.

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