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  • AVI CEO, Paul Bird, assumes the role of Forum Chair

    We are very proud to announce AVI CEO Paul Bird assumed the role of Chair of International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) at last month’s International Volunteer Co-operation Organisations (IVCO) conference in Montreal, a position he will hold for the next two years. Forum is the leading global network… read more »

  • Why we need to change, to help others change

    In three years, former England coach Ben Ryan, took Fiji from a side that rarely won against the top developed country teams, to their first ever Olympic Gold medal in men’s rugby sevens at Rio. With no training kit or water bottles, worn out old balls and a mosquito-infested pitch… read more »

  • World bids farewell to Kofi Annan

    Just two weeks ago the world bid an emotional farewell to former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, father of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Forum is committed to honouring his legacy by continuing to strive for the successive 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SGDs), in particular, SDG17 on Partnerships. RIP Kofi Annan. read more »

  • Young Social Entrepreneurs visit Singapore

    Forum member and Asian international development stalwart, the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) recently welcomed 40 young changemakers to its Singapore headquarters for the annual social entrepreneur boot camp – the first-ever to be held in Singapore itself and we’re pleased to report, a resounding success. SIF’s Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE)… read more »

  • State of the World’s Volunteering Report – 2018

    Every two years, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) produces a State of the World’s Volunteering Report (SWVR) on a chosen theme. This year’s theme, The Thread that Binds focused on volunteerism and community resilience, ensuring communities can prevent and adapt to environmental and economic risks by creating a strong social fabric.… read more »