Today the 2015 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report will be launched globally at the ECOSOC chamber at 13:15 (New York time).

The UN report, titled “Transforming Governance”, is the first global review of the power of volunteer voices to help improve the way people are governed.  State of the World’s Volunteerism Report is first global review of volunteers’ contribution to better governance.  Globally, more than 1 billion people volunteer! 

Helen Clark, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme, will make the opening speech.

Follow the event live at http://webtv.un.org

Follow and join the social media conversation using hashtags: #SWVR2015 and #ActionCounts. Follow: @UNVolunteers on twitter for live updates.

More about the UN World’s Volunteerism Report:

The UN report draws on evidence from countries as diverse as Brazil, Kenya, Lebanon and Bangladesh, and shows how ordinary people are volunteering their time, energies and skills to improve the way they are governed and engaged at local, national and global levels. 

Better governance at every level is a pre-requisite for the success of the new set of targets for future international development, the Sustainable Development Goals, which are due to be agreed at the United Nations in September 2015.

Read the Report and its executive summary  at www.volunteeractioncounts.org/SWVR2015 in English, French and Spanish.

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