• IVCO 2015

    TOKYO, JAPAN

    We’re thrilled to announce that in 2015, IVCO will be held in Tokyo, Japan from the 4th-7th October. The conference will be jointly hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Forum. More details as they come to hand.

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    International
    Service

    International Service is an international development organisation that has been protecting and promoting the rights of the most marginalised people in Latin America, West Africa, and the Middle East for over 60 years.

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  • The Two Way Street Of Good Governance & International Volunteering

    UNV and Forum launched the results of a joint research paper on how international volunteers and International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCOs) strengthen governance structures.

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  • Sign the Lima Declaration

    The Lima Declaration recognises that Sustainable Development is not possible without volunteers. At its heart, volunteerism is based on people working together to contribute to just and peaceful change in communities across the globe.

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  • 500 Days
    500 Ways

    August 18 2014 marks 500 days until the end date for the Millennium Development Goals. 500 Days 500 Ways aims to highlight the variety of ways in which volunteering supports sustainable development – across continents and in a number of specialist functions. Across the globe volunteers support millions of people. Sharing skills, saving lives.

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  • Sign Up to the Paris Accord

    Join 50+ organisations to sign up to the The Paris Accord on Volunteering for Sustainable Development. This document underlines the power of volunteering for creating healthy, vibrant societies and to the achievement of future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • IVCO 2015

    TOKYO, JAPAN

    We’re thrilled to announce that in 2015, IVCO will be held in Tokyo, Japan from the 4th-7th October. The conference will be jointly hosted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Forum. More details as they come to hand.

    Download Brochure ›

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