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International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

5 December, 2021

Volunteerism is vital for social, environmental and economic transformation and is underpinned by free will, commitment, equity, engagement, solidarity, compassion, empathy and respect for others. In 2019, there were 8,282 United Nations (UN) Volunteers who served in 54 UN missions, agencies, funds and programmes across the world – 29% were less than 29 years of age and 51% were female. 13,186 online volunteers also served virtually worldwide with 33 UN partners in support of 183 civil society organisations that work on peace and development. International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is thus to recognise these actors of change and partners in the attainment of local, national and international progress towards sustainable human development and global peace.

 

 

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