United Nations Volunteers

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme was created by the General Assembly (GA) in 1970 through GA resolution 26/59. UNV’s vision is to create a world where volunteerism is recognized and valued within societies as a way for all people and countries to achieve peace and development. With partners, UNV advocates for volunteerism, integrates volunteerism into development planning and mobilizes volunteers. The UNV Programme in Kenya was launched in the mid-1970s. In line with the global pattern, the UNV programme is administered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kenya and serves the entire UN system. more

Volunteering For Change

UNV in Kenya has over 130 volunteers, both national and international, serving in over 11 different UN agencies to meet peace and development challenges.view more

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