State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2011
Since the International Year of Volunteers (IYV) in 2001, successive resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) have recognized the significant contributions of volunteerism to economic and social development.
As an expression of this convening role, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) considered this an appropriate time to commission a global publication entitled the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR). This report offers both information and advocacy for the role and contribution of volunteerism in peace and development which includes achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The preparation of the State of the World’s Volunteerism Report involved a wide range of research and related activities. These were undertaken to ensure the widest possible consideration of available information. Also considered were the opinions of stakeholders in the field of volunteerism such as politicians, government officials, international civil servants, academics, development practitioners and volunteers.
Activities included a literature review; research on estimating the magnitude of volunteerism using national data; analysis of volunteerism terminology using international data banks; preparation of thematic background papers; in-depth interviews; establishment of a network of online researchers on proverbs and media; online discussions in development networks; and regional and thematic consultations.
Publication Type : Report
Publication Format : Printed Material
Target Audience : Volunteers
Age Range : Adults
Topics : Research and Study
Copyright InformationAuthor : United Nations Volunteers
ISBN : 13-9978-92-1-300252-0
Publishing InformationPublisher : United Nations
Other InformationOriginal Language : English
Available Translation : Spanish, French, Arabic
Number of pages : 162