Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world.
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
SD in action
News & Resources
UN Webcast library
Green economy guidebooks
Natural Resources Forum
Rio+20 working papers
SD in Action Special Editions
SD Trends Reports
Sustainable Development Issues Briefs
Sustainable Development Innovation Briefs
Sustainable Development in the 21st century (SD21)
Major Agreements & Conventions
Harmony with Nature
UNV Issue brief: Peacebuilding and volunteerism. Considerations for the post-2015 agenda
UN Volunteer programme, 2014
United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme
Using evidence from post-conflict situations, this Issue Brief demonstrates how volunteerism can be a key means for supporting national peacebuilding and global sustainable development. The engagement of citizens through volunteerism can be powerful in promoting social cohesion and reconciliation, and helping to develop national civilian capacities. All of these make a critical positive difference in peacebuilding processes and initiatives.
This issue brief supports UNV’s advocacy efforts to recognize volunteerism in the post-2015 development agenda as a form of civic engagement that provides a key complementary mechanism for social, economic and environmental transformation.
Copyright United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs