Recommendations on support for volunteering
21 May 2001
This UN General Assembly resolution (A/RES/56/38), co-sponsored by 126 Member States and adopted on 5 December 2001, proposes recommendations on how governments and the United Nations system can support volunteering.
In these recommendations, the terms volunteering, volunteerism and voluntary activities refer to a wide range of activities, including traditional forms of mutual aid and self-help, formal service delivery and other forms of civic participation, undertaken of free will, for the general public good and where monetary reward is not the principal motivating factor.
Recommendations on support for volunteering (138 kb) 56/38. Recommandations relatives à l’appui au volontariat (62 kb) 56/38. Recomendaciones sobre el apoyo al voluntariado (63 kb)
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