Technology, building, training or funds - basic physical and organizational structures and facilities like these are required for ensuring smooth volunteer work as much as for operation of any enterprise. Here we focus on issues related to provision and lack of infrastructure encouraging or hindering volunteerism in different parts of the world. If you have any news, press releases, events, documents, links or other information resources related to this volunteering issue, send them to us at and we will post them here.

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20 December 2012
UN Resolution 67/138: Integrating volunteering in the next decade 
New York, USA: The UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution on "Integrating Volunteering in the Next Decade", which was co-facilitated by Brazil and Japan.    Read article
20 February 2012
IYV+10 - the General Assembly Resolution 
New York, USA: On 5 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/66/67 on marking the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.  Read article
22 July 2011
Sustainable Societies, Responsive Citizens 
Commit. Encourage. Volunteer.

That’s the tagline for the world’s biggest annual conference for the NGO community, which in 2011 fits right in with the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.  Read article
05 July 2011
News Update: Global gatherings deliver big results 
Bonn, Germany: With the final International Year of Volunteers +10 (IYV+10) regional conference ending in Dakar, Senegal, on 7 June, the series of five consultation meetings came to a very successful conclusion.

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29 May 2011
Volunteering for Africa: Final round of continental-level discussions 
Dakar, Senegal: Aiming to broker common ideas and joint positions, organizations from across Africa are heading for Senegal.  Read article

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