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. Volunteerism provides a substantial but often overlooked support to governments. The contribution of volunteers in economic terms, estimated in 36 countries, was calculated to be 400 billion US dollars annually, or, on average, 1.1 per cent of GDP in these countries.
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By engaging and empowering people, volunteers contribute to peace and to make development sustainable.
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 great spirit of volunteerism and solidarity has been on display in addressing the global refugee crisis.
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.
There are one billion community volunteers
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