Policy
Many countries are seeking to foster voluntary action through the development of policies and legislation. These serve to define volunteerism, to clarify the roles and relationships among stakeholders and to identify necessary legal, social, administrative and financial support. Here is a selection of news and resources related to policy and legislation initiatives all over the world.

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13 November 2015
UN Resolution 70/129: Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond 
New York, USA: The UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution on "Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond", co-facilitated by Brazil and Japan and co-sponsored by 100 Member States.  Read article
26 June 2015
Report of the Secretary-General: Integrating volunteering in the next decade 
New York, USA: The Secretary-General reported to the General Assembly on progress made with regards to the recognition and promotion, facilitation, networking and integration of volunteerism since 2012, and presented a Plan of Action, developed by UNV, to integrate volunteerism in the next decade and beyond.  Read article
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
08 December 2011
United Nations General Assembly sets stage for the future of volunteerism 
UNV Executive Coordinator Flavia Pansieri addressing the United Nations General Assembly: “The priorities are clear: volunteer activities and their results needed to be documented, and new ways to measure those impacts needed to be found.” (UN Photo/Ryan Brown)
New York, USA: Celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers culminated at the UN General Assembly with the launch of the first State of the World’s Volunteerism Report and testimonies from two UN volunteers.  Read article

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