United Nations Volunteers Programme in Ukraine
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the volunteer arm of the United Nations. Created by the UN General Assembly in 1970 to serve as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of UN member states, it mobilizes qualified UNV volunteers and encourages people to become active in volunteering in their countries. It is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and works through UNDP's country offices around the world.
UNV was established in Ukraine in 1993 in an effort to contribute to the international commitment to build up the Government's democratic policies and civic engagement, as well as to tap, together with UNDP, into the potential to work with civil society in promoting volunteering for development.