United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme
is the UnitedNations organization that contributes to peace and developmentthrough volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it cantransform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism beneﬁtsboth society at large and the individual volunteer by strengtheningtrust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefullycreating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace anddevelopment by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working withpartners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, andmobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, includingexperienced United Nations Volunteers, throughout the world. UNVembraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizesvolunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will,commitment, engagement and solidarity.
UNV is administered by the
United Nations Development Programme