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    UNGA Volunteerism Resolution adopted, explicitly names Forum

    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

    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 »
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    1 Billion Volunteers Can Help Leaders Meet the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

    September 29, 2015 Written by Jon Clifton Businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations and international organizations need all the help they can get to achieve the ambitious objectives on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. What these organizations may not fully realize is the central importance that larger society—in the form… read more »
  • Sign the Tokyo Call to Action

    Representatives of international volunteer cooperation organisations and volunteer-involving organisations from around the world gathered in Tokyo 4th–7th October 2015 for the annual meeting of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum).  The conference aligned with the world’s adoption of the new development agenda and its 17 global goals, and… read more »
  • New report on stakeholder recommendations for the High Level Political Forum

    The Sustainable Development 2015 partners and the UN Major Groups conducted a civil society consultation on the architecture and engagement mechanisms for an ambitious, effective and inclusive High Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development. This governance body is considered to be the institutional “home” for follow-up and review of the Post-2015 development agenda; and therefore presents a… read more »