Theme: Implementation of the SDGs through transformative partnership in volunteering
We are pleased to inform you that the International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ conference – IVCO 2017 – will take place in Seoul, Korea from Sunday 22nd to Wednesday 25th October, 2017. This year’s IVCO conference is hosted by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum). The conference will focus on the theme Implementation of the SDGs through Transformative Partnership in Volunteering. You can find more information on www.ivco2017seoul.com.
Since the emergence of the post-2015 development agenda, the international community has agreed that partnership is one of the key areas in transforming our world and is also a critical means of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this context, we believe IVCO 2017 can both build on previous IVCO conferences and provide a fresh perspective on strengthening transformational partnership in the light of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). IVCO 2017 especially aspires to provide a platform for the strengthened collective efforts by volunteer involving organisations (VIOs), where various stakeholders create and demonstrate together innovative and transformative partnerships for the ultimate goal of ensuring no-one is left behind. Ideally, IVCO 2017 will result in a collective agreement on leading practice for transformative partnerships that utilise volunteers’ contributions.
In line with this concept, IVCO 2017 will include three subthemes of debate and discussion: (1) enabling environments, (2) innovation and diversification, and (3) measurement.