Тема 2015: Мир меняется. Ты? Волонтер!
主題2015：世界正在發生變化。 你是？ 志願者！
Theme 2015 : The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!
Thème 2015: Le monde est en train de changer. Es-tu? Bénévole!
Tema de 2015: El mundo está cambiando. ¿Eres tú? ¡Voluntario!
موضوع عام 2015: إن العالم يتغير. هل انت؟ تطوع!
Recognizing the individuals who are engaged in volunteering their time, energies, and skills to change the world for a better future.
|"The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!|
On this day we celebrate the power of volunteerism. Volunteering fosters creativity, draws strength from our passions and connects us to those who need us most.Volunteerism is a global phenomenon that transcends boundaries, religions and cultural divides. Volunteers embody the fundamental values of commitment, inclusiveness, civic engagement and a sense of solidarity.During the Ebola crisis in West Africa, community volunteers, international volunteers and United Nations Volunteers were crucial to the response. A similar spirit of volunteerism and solidarity has been on display in addressing the current refugee crisis and this year’s devastating earthquake in Nepal.The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals offer another opportunity for individuals to show solidarity through volunteerism. All of us can contribute to realizing the 2030 Agenda’s vision of ending poverty.Today, on International Volunteer Day, I thank the more than 6,300 United Nations Volunteers and 11,000 United Nations Online Volunteers who help millions of people to make sustainable change and peace happen. I also commend and salute the one billion community volunteers worldwide.As we mark International Volunteer Day, let us strive to make the most of the power of volunteerism to build a more sustainable world and a life of dignity for all.
United Nations Secratary-General
Statement by Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December 2015.
This year’s International Volunteer Day (IVD) theme, "The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!" is challenging each and every one of us to be part of implementing the newly launched Gl obal Goals. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for ending poverty in all its dimensions, irreversibly, everywhere. Volunteerism, and each one of your volunteer actions, are critical to ensure we “leave no one behind” in this ef fort. When people volunteer their time, skills and energy, they are addressing inequality, innovating, and working with a broad range of partners to accomplish the Global Goals. Through volunteerism we bring people into the implementation process; voluntee rs create spaces for people to engage, acquire voice and contribute to saving the planet and humankind. An example of the power of volunteerism in engaging communities can be seen in the tackling of tuberculosis after the Aral Sea disaster in Uzbekistan. Action started with UN Volunteers meeting with local people to discuss the symptoms of the dis ease and treatments. Five years on, and as a result of this grassroots engagement, the UN joint programme has 1,730 dedicated community health volunteers, 86 per cent of whom are women, who are not only reaching 32,000 households but also empowering the co mmunity to hold the future in their hands. The contribution of volunteers in the new development agenda is two - fold. Volunteerism is a way for us all to be directly involved in achieving sustainable development and peace. At the same time, this essential way of fostering people’s participation makes it a key element for success when striving for sustainability of development. Volunteer organizations can be brokers of civic engagement, connecting institutional initiatives with volunteer action at loc al, national and global levels. An example of the impact of volunteerism is the Let Girls Be Girls campaign in Uganda. UN Volunteers have supported the Ministry of Health a nd the UN on decreasing the rate of teen pregnancy through an awareness campaign on the need for better education and health - care for girls. These volunteer efforts have led to community champions advocating for girls staying in school longer and explainin g how this leads to improved lives for all. Through involving people in such a development initiative real impact is seen through lasting changes in communities. On IVD 2015, we commend volunteers everywhere who are already making a difference in a changi ng world, and showing the power of volunteerism to move towards sustainable development. Let us all harness the potential that volunteering has to making global sustainable development a reality. It speaks to each of us to play a role, one volunteer actio n at a time . “The World is Changing. Are you ? Volunteer”.
UNV Executive Coordinator
United Nations Volunteers
Statement by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December 2015.
Every year on International Volunteer Day (IVD), we recognize the invaluable contributions of volunteers to peace and development. This year, just two months after the launch of the new, universal development agenda, we promote the special role which UN Vo lunteers and volunteers worldwide will play in the implementation of the Susta inable Development Goals (SDGs) . The SDGs will guide development for the next fifteen years, offering a chance to meet the global citizenry's aspirations for a more peaceful and p rosperous, and sustainable future. The SDGs are universal goals, applying to countries at all stages of development. This makes the point that sustainable development in the 21st century isn't something which happens to somebody else, somewhere else. We all have a stake in it -- and every c ountry has work to do to progress towards it. The design of these goals was influenced by people from all walks of life, including through their votes in the MY World survey on priorities for the new development agenda. This campaign incorporated more than 8.5 million people’s voices from 194 countries, and engagement was made possible by community volunteer efforts. UN Volunteers reached out to vulnerable groups in India, marginalized people living in camps in Haiti, hearing - impaired youth in Rwanda, and c ommunities in Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Kazakhstan, the P hilippines, Sudan, and beyond. Now, as we seek ways for the new agenda to take root, volunteerism can be a help in the implementation of these new goals by reaching those who are marginalized and engaging people who may otherwise not have a chance to make a difference in their communities. In this way volunteers can embody the underlying principle of the goals to leave no one behind. UNV has a strong track record of getting development re sults. In Kenya, UNV supported a neighborhood volunteer scheme to help ensure peaceful elections. In India, UN Volunteers set up a programme fo r children with special needs. Today, on International Volunteer Day 2015, I want to thank all the volunteers who contributed to shaping the new development agenda, and to encourage you to continue to provide inspiration for the change the world needs. I also recognize the tremendous impact UN Volunteers are making within the UN system. In implementing the SDGs, U NDP will continue to see volunteers as catalysts for change who amplify citizens’ voices and facilitate participation so that development can be truly people - centred.
United Nations Development Programme.
|Your world need you.Will you take the challenge, volunteer.|
|I am part of the change. Are you? volunteer!|
|Your world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!|
FORUM : 5 de Diciembre - Día Internacional del Voluntariado
IVD 2015 starts a dialogue about how volunteerism is vital to the success of #GlobalGoals
EVENTS : Examples of International Volunteer Day Events Happening Around the Globe on 5 December.
° Global selfie campaign: People around the world are invited to take selfies of themselves volunteering on 5 December and share them on social media platforms with descriptions of how they are making a difference, using the hashtags # IVD2015selfie , #actioncounts , and #GlobalGoals . The website www. volunteeractioncounts .org offers templates for the selfies. UN Volunteers will feature all of the selfies on an interact ive map of the worldwide volunteer community at www.volunteeractioncounts.org , which will grow as we gather pictures from around the globe.
° In Paragominas, Brazil , 2,300 people will participate in a group hug as a symbol of their commitment to catalyzing positive change in the world. Paragominas has become the first green municipality in the Amazon.
° In Guinea , volunteers will organize sports and cultural activities, grants, and training programs for Ebola orphans.
° In Makueni County, Kenya , volunteers will plant over 500 trees and 30 community ambassadors will be introduced. The ambassadors will help improve their communities as part of a pilot program called Lead the Change, which aims to build a national volunteer campaign platform for mobilizing comm unity change makers across Kenya to achieve the Sustainable Development G oals and Kenya's Vision 2030.
° In Ethiopia , volunteers plan to send more than 75,000 SMS messages to spread the word about the importance of volunteerism.
° In the Pata Rat area of Cluj, Romania , volunteers will organize workshops and games educating young people about proper dental care and mental health in a community of Roma people living in the city’s former garbage dump.
° In Toronto, Canada , award winni ng author and Crossroads International Volunteer Lawrence Hill will celebrate the spirit of volunteerism by reading from his new novel The Illegal. A sho rt book singing will follow.
° In Tbilisi , Georgia , five organizations - an elderly care center, a day center for children with disabilities, a center for street children, a homeless shelter, and an animal shelter - will open their doors for youth volunteers to spend the day giving back to the community.
° In Moscow, Russia , the Center of Curative Pedagogi cs will host an event at which volunteers will cook jam with young people who have special needs and then sell their products at a fair on 6 December in order to raise awareness about the necessity of volunteerism and the importance of volunteers in the li ves of you ng adults with special needs.
° In Guatemala City, Guatemala , volunteers and their families will celebrate International Volunteer Day with games and music in Erick Barrondo Park, to voice their support for the achievement of the Sustainable Deve lopment Goals.
° In Nepal , UN Volunteers has launched Faces of Volunteerism , an online contest asking volunteers to submit their photos and stories of making a difference. Winners will be invited to a celebration on International Volunteer Day
2015 State of the World's Volunteerism Report – Transforming Governance
|2015 State of the World's Volunteerism Report – Transforming Governance.|
Volunteering in this report is also understood as overlapping and converging with social activism; while it is recognized that not all activists are volunteers, many activ - ists are volunteers and many volunteers are activists. The terms volunteerism and social activism are not mutually exclusive. The idea that volunteers only serve to support service delivery or are only involved in charitable ac - tivities is one that is limited and provides a superficial line of difference between volunteerism and activism.
Plan of Action 2016-2030 for integrating volunteering
At the upcoming seventieth session of the UN General Assembly, the Secretary-General will report to Member States on progress on volunteerism since 2012, and present a proposed Plan of Action for the next decade and beyond (2016-2030). The Plan of Action aims at integrating volunteering in peace and development policies and programmes through a strategic and collective long-term approach that matches the period of SDG implementation. It provides a frame through which civil society, the UN and other stakeholders can support and leverage the potential of volunteerism worldwide.
United Nations Volunteers Strategic Framework 2014-2017.
|UNV Strategic Framework 2014-2017|
In this regard, the Post-2015 agenda offers an explicit opportunity to help anchor volunteerism, and the values it stands for, to the future global framework as it recognize the fact that development actions are more effective and sustainable when people are fully and freely engaged. The contributions that people freely make in their communities in terms of their knowledge, labour, time, skills, networks and other resources must be properly factored into policies, programmes and projects. Volunteering is a tried and tested way to engage people from the bottom up in all stages of planning, implementing and monitoring of a framework requiring the efforts of all stakeholders to sustainably change people’s practices, attitudes and mind-sets. As global consensus evolves to reach convergence of a new development agenda, volunteerism must be increasingly recognized as a key complementary mechanism to engage people in accountability frameworks that demand a stronger and more direct partnership between people and the state.