The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UNV volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity, as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.Preferences in private sector partnership
UNV contributes to peace and development through volunteerism and does so in partnerships, including through partnerships with private sector companies.
We encourage private sector companies to create and foster opportunties for employee volunteerism, and we are interested in exploring programming opportunities of mutual interest and benefit.
UNV engages in global/regional/local partnerships with the private sector through (a) facilitation of employee volunteerism (onsite and online) through (b) private sector sponsorships of services and major global events such as UNV Online Volunteer service/network for former UNV volunteers/ promoting on December 5th each year, IVD-International Volunteer Day / raising awareness for International Year of Volunteers +10 in 2011 © through programme partnerships including financial support and onsite employee volunteerism or (d) the provision of pro bono services.
Partnerships with the private sector result in enhanced promotion and recognition of volunteerism and enable more people to volunteer contributing to peace and development.Preferred partnership types
Provision of services / personnelSustainable Development Goals
1. No poverty; 2. Zero hunger; 3. Good health and well-being; 4. Quality education; 5. Gender equality; 6. Clean water and sanitation; 7. Affordable and clean energy; 8. Decent work and economic growth; 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure; 10. Reduced inequalities; 11. Sustainable cities and communities; 12. Responsible consumption and production; 13. Climate action; 14. Life below water; 15. Life on land; 16. Peace, justice and strong institutionsIssue areas
Anti-Corruption; Biodiversity; Child Labour; Children's Rights; Climate Change; Education; Energy; Food and Agriculture; Forced Labour; Gender Equality; Health; Human Rights; Human Trafficking; Indigenous Peoples; Labour; Migrant Workers; Peace; Persons with Disabilities; Poverty; Principle 1; Principle 10; Principle 2; Principle 3; Principle 4; Principle 5; Principle 6; Principle 7; Principle 8; Principle 9; Rule of Law; Water and Sanitation; Women's Empowerment; YouthRegions / countries / territories
Automobiles & Parts; Banks; Basic Resources; Chemicals; Construction & Materials; Financial Services; Food & Beverage; Health Care; Industrial Goods & Services; Industrial Goods & Services - Support Services; Insurance; Media; Oil & Gas; Other; Personal & Household Goods; Real Estate; Retail; Technology; Telecommunications; Travel & Leisure; Utilities