The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.
We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.
UNV headquarters are in Bonn, Germany. UNV has around 150 staff members at headquarters, and 6,500 UN Volunteers deployed in the field. UNV’s Office in New York (ONY)
promotes volunteers and volunteerism through partnership development with Permanent Missions to the UN, UN partners headquartered in New York, civil society organizations and other NY-based partners. It monitors policy and strategy developments at the UN in New York and contributes to UN Volunteer mobilization by developing and promoting volunteer solutions within UN partner operations, projects and programmes, coordinating closely with UNV headquarters, regional offices and field units.
UNV’s ongoing programmes include radio engagement, community capacity building, youth development and sexual health education, women’s leadership, and livelihood support amongs others.