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OUR MISSION

At UNV, our goal is to contribute to peace and human development by helping volunteerism
become an integral part of every peace and human development agenda, whether it is for an
international, regional, national or local endeavor.

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International UN Volunteers

International UN Volunteers serve in countries other than their own.  They are recruited for their technical expertise and specialized inputs to development programmes and in the areas of peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and UN-supported electoral processes. The average age of international UN Volunteers is 39 years. They have the requisite professional skills and qualifications for their assignment and bring a minimum of two to five years of relevant experience. The majority – 77 per cent – come from developing countries themselves.  The duration of their assignments can be from 6 to 24 months renewable contracts up to a maximum of 4 years.

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National UN Volunteers

National UN Volunteers serve in their own countries and support national capacity building initiatives. They facilitate local networking and the exchange of information. The recruitment of national UN Volunteers is managed at country level with guidance from UNV Headquarters. The assignment duration ranges from 3 to 24 months renewable contracts up to a maximum of 4 years. National UN Volunteers must be at least 25 years old and hold the academic or technical credentials required for the relevant assignment. In certain professions, practical experience may substitute for academic prerequisites. National UN Volunteers must have two to five years of relevant working experience.

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UN Youth Volunteers

Volunteerism has an important role to play in harnessing the potential of young people, whilst fostering their inclusion in global peace and sustainable human development processes. For young people, engaging in voluntary work can be an opportunity to change the world for the better while learning new skills, gaining knowledge, learning about new cultures and better understanding the realities of international development and peace building. As a bridging organization between the UN, NGOs and governments, UNV is ideally suited to help partners leverage the power of youth through volunteerism. Under its new UN Youth Volunteer modality UNV has created new opportunities

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