Volunteerism for Peace and Development
UNV’s Programme Strategy focuses on harnessing volunteerism as a strategic asset and a powerful contributor to peace and development. Volunteerism benefits society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening solidarity and reciprocity among citizens. It can transform the pace and the nature of development and peace initiatives.
Volunteerism fosters empowerment and broad-based ownership. Through voluntary action, even the most disadvantaged groups can contribute to the stability and cohesiveness of their communities and societies. Volunteerism is both a manifestation and driver of social capital and civic participation, involving people in the decisions that affect their lives. In particular it helps disadvantaged populations move from being passive recipients to becoming engaged actors in their own development and vision for the future.
Goal: Contribution to Peace and Development through Volunteerism
"The difference UNV makes is by demonstrating peace and development results and impact through volunteerism. UNV’s comparative advantage is the ability and knowledge to bring about transformational change through volunteerism, community voluntary action and civic engagement through active partnerships with civil society, volunteer involving organizations, UN agencies and Governments. This is inspiration in action"
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