Report advocates role of volunteerism in development: Adam
November 29, 2018 8:57 pm
New research reveals that fifty percent of volunteers around the world are females.
United Nations Volunteers Executive Coordinator – Olivier Adam says the report which is published every three years aims to advocate the role of volunteerism in peace and development.
Adam says volunteers are often the first people to extend support in the event of destabilization and disasters in all societies.
“Away from the spotlight, in every context, these individuals and groups give their time and energy to deal with diverse risks around the countries. Volunteerism is also a mechanism to truly leave no one behind in the 2030 agenda by reaching out to people including those who are marginalized.”
Adam adds the 2018 report provides evidence on how development and peace building efforts can best engage with resilience.
The theme of the 2018 report is ‘Volunteers build resilient communities’.
— Kreetika Kumar (@KreetikaFBCNews) November 28, 2018