Consultative Status with the United Nations and UNICEF

Global Volunteers was granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations in 1999. This positions Global Volunteers to represent local leaders in an international arena, and to engage short-term volunteers in genuine community development efforts with long-lasting results. Global Volunteers is fully committed to the U.N. Millennium Development Goals and reports on service program outcomes every four years. The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), of which Global Volunteers is a member, is responsible for "promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress; identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems; facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation; and encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms." We participate with United Nations agencies and programs to help meet the U.N. Millennium Development Goals, thereby ensuring the safety and development of children and ending hunger and poverty worldwide.

Status with UNICEF: Global Volunteers' relationship with UNICEF became official in 2008, and continues to mature. As a permanent function of the United Nations system, UNICEF's sustains community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children worldwide. Global Volunteers is committed to work with UNICEF as a voice for at-risk children and their families in the host communities we serve, and to obtain valuable UNICEF support for our development partners worldwide.