Forum Discussion Paper 2015 Documenting the Contribution of Volunteering to the SDGs

This is the sixteenth in a series of discussion papers produced by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum), which follows on from our research work on trends in international volunteering and cooperation in recent years.

This paper discusses options for documenting and showcasing the collective contributions of a diverse community of volunteers to sustainable development, in the context of the adoption by the United Nations of the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, and highlights the challenges and opportunities this presents for Forum members.

The views expressed in this paper are not necessarily those of Forum or its members, or of the organisations for which the authors work. The responsibility for these views rests with the authors alone.

Chris Eaton,
Chair of Forum

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