Countdown for #GivingTuesday 2013 started

Dec 2, 2013

This year on 3 December, UNDP is joining the #GivingTuesday campaign for the first time, adding a global dimension to this powerful day of volunteerism and philanthropy.

New Horizons - UNDP is one of over 5,600 groups and organizations from all parts of society that have joined #GivingTuesday in support of charitable giving.

Opportunities to donate time, knowledge and energy on #GivingTuesday are sheer endless.

Actions speak louder

UNDP staff members will also be volunteering their time in their local communities on 3 December.

So far twelve UNDP country offices have joined the movement, showing enormous enthusiasm for this day of giving back.

Wide range of opportunities

UNDP’s country offices have not wasted a minute in coming up with creative endeavours for 3 December.

UNDP’s Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, for example, is partnering with the NGO Second Chance to collect donations for people living in Bangkok’s slum area.

The people from the Klong Toey slum will receive “home treasures” (clothing and house appliances) that they can sell in their thrift shops.

In Bujumbura, Burundi, the hospitals have been sorely lacking in blood, so our #GivingTuesday there will be all about giving them precious lifeblood – figuratively and literally.

Experts, local people, UN Volunteers and UNDP are all meeting to increase our understanding of what philanthropy really means.


#UNselfie movement is another way to show support for #GivingTuesday.

You may highlight selflessness and unselfish acts of giving by taking a photo, tagging it #UNselfie and #GivingTuesday, and upload it to your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook account.

#UNSelfie also aims to raise awareness and donations for UNDP’s recovery work in the Philippines.