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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 article26 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
Go straight to PDF document (502 kb)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
Latin American organizations take common position on volunteering
Quito, Ecuador: Organizations from across Latin American civil society have agreed to work together on influencing policy and promoting the impact of volunteer work on development. Read article23 March 2011
Counting the volunteers the world counts on
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies announced the release of a new manual to help statistical agencies around the world track the amount, type and value of volunteer work in their countries.
The manual, drafted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies in cooperation with the ILO and an International Technical Experts Group, and with the support of the United Nations Volunteers, represents the first-ever internationally sanctioned guidance to statistical agencies for generating reliable, official data on volunteer work using a common definition and approach.Read article
From: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA