The UNV Annual Report: “Volunteering for the World We Want,” released earlier today, captures the essence of contributions of UN Volunteers (UNV), UN Youth Volunteers, and UN Online Volunteers in their commitment to the advancement of peace and development in 2013. It addresses their challenges for peace and sustainable development through their dedication, creativity and talent.

UNV engages and partners with stakeholders, including UN Member States, the UN system, and volunteer-involving organizations, to achieve globally-agreed goals related to peace and development. UN Volunteers facilitate effective and inclusive engagement with civil society and community groups, transfer skills and experience across countries of the South, and enable the grassroots mobilization of yet more volunteers.

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