30 March 2011
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme commissioned a global research study to look at trends and lessons in the development of supportive volunteerism policies and legislation. This research further analysed considerations in drafting and implementing volunteerism laws and policies.
More than 70 laws or policies on volunteerism have been adopted since the International Year of Volunteers in 2001. To support the multiplying of this number in the next ten years, this practice-focused guidance note on drafting and implementing volunteerism laws and policies will be shared with governments, UN, civil society, and other partners.
Drafting and Implementing Volunteerism Laws and Policies: A Guidance Note was developed for UNV through a joint effort of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law. It was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Read: Drafting and Implementing Volunteerism Laws and Policies: A Guidance Note
See also: Research report: Volunteerism laws and policies since 2001