The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development, and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.
The vision of UNV is a world where volunteerism is recognized, within societies, as a way for all people and countries to achieve peace and development through the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Volunteering brings benefits to both society at large and the individual volunteer. It makes important contributions, economically as well as socially. It contributes to a more cohesive society by building trust and reciprocity among citizens.
The United Nations Volunteer programme has six special asignments posted on their website. Some of them are closing aalready today 31 January.
Photo text: El Fasher: (Left to right) UNAMID police officer Rehema Shaibu (from Tanzania), Community Policing Volunteer Jazira Ahmad Mohammad and UNAMID language assistant Salwa Hamad interact with residents of the Zam Zam camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP), North Darfur. Over 5.200 IDPs are currently working as Community Policy Volunteers all over Darfur, all trained and equipped by UNAMID and UNDP, providing liaison between the local community and the police officers during their daily patrols in the IDP camps and being the first-level responders for victims of crimes. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID