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    TAP Network Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit

    image002 Recognizing the critical importance of Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda on peaceful, just and inclusive societies and accountable institutions, this Goal 16 Advocacy Toolkit from the Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network provides national-level civil society stakeholders with guidance on how to engage with their governments and other local, regional or international stakeholders to… read more »

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    Forum member, Comhlámh’s “Code of Good Practice” featured in The Guardian

    vlcsnap-2015-11-26-16h32m00s236 Forum is excited and proud to announce that our member, Comhlámh, was praised for its Code of Good Practice in a Guardian article. The article discusses the concerns about the growth in voluntourism and the impact this is having on local host communities. The Guardian noted, in relation to developing a set of guidelines… read more »

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    Volunteering and the UN Sustainability Development Goals

    peterdevereaux-180x180 Volunteering under the banner of the new universal sustainable development goals provides an opportunity to bridge the different worlds of national and international volunteering, writes Dr Peter Devereux from Curtin University. When people in Australia think of volunteering they may think of volunteering in their kid’s school tuck shop or… read more »

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    UNGA Volunteerism Resolution adopted, explicitly names Forum

    456705_GA2010_UNPhoto_JCMcIlwaine The UN Resolution “Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond” was adopted by consensus by the UN General Assembly during its seventieth session. As in past years, the resolution was co-facilitated by Brazil and Japan and co-sponsored by 100 Member States.… read more »

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    International Volunteer Day Toolkit

    IVD2015 On December 5th, International Volunteer Day, we not only celebrate volunteerism in all its facets – but also pay special tribute to volunteers working to implement the new global goals. Through volunteerism the person can impact the sustainable development agenda by mobilizing and engaging governments and communities. For IVD 2015… read more »