The Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, Mrs. Flavia Pansieri, and the Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director of the Division of Sustainable Development at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)have jointly launched the #ActionCounts campaign, to count people’s action around the world for sustainable development.
You are all volunteers and your action counts!
Everybody is already a volunteer for a sustainable future. Every single person is acting for sustainable development, by helping friends and family, by recycling waste, by teaching the kids how to turn off the tap. Most people are already volunteering without being aware of it. Some people volunteer further, and get involved in development or environmental action for a day, for a week, for a year. Their work, big or small, might sometimes go unnoticed to the world. But their actions count in the communities that have benefited from their hard work.
With the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) only some days away, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme wants to let volunteers show that they are building a sustainable future. www.volunteeractioncounts.org
That is why UNV has created a campaign for volunteers around the world – and not only the UN or NGO volunteers – for all volunteers – to have their actions counted and take them to Rio, where goals will be set for the way we will live on this planet over the next decades.