2022 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report - Building Equal and Inclusive Societies

The latest State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR), entitled Building Equal and Inclusive Societies report, presents new evidence on volunteer–state partnerships. It demonstrates how cooperation between volunteers and governments is helping build a culture of collaborative decision-making.

Volunteerism is a powerful force, and an important part of the fabric of society. Globally, it remains an important vehicle for shaping and advancing development. Its potential to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development that delivers to all is, however, yet to be realized.

As countries and regions grapple with enormous challenges, one thing is clear: no single stakeholder, entity or sector can address these challenges alone. Now more than ever, partnerships are vitally important. 

The fourth State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) report, titled Building Equal and Inclusive Societies, shows that the ways in which volunteers and state authorities interact, collaborate and partner are vital for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more and download the report here.

Also of interest: The UN Volunteer Annual Report 2021, highlighting the achievements of UNV during 2021. In recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of UNV in 2021, this report also includes reflections on developments since 1971, when the first United Nations (UN) Volunteers were deployed.