Bonn Call to Action

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Almost 150 representatives of organisations engaged in volunteering at home and across borders met in Bonn on 9th-12th October 2016 for the annual conference of the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, focusing on the theme of Increasing Resilience of Communities through Volunteering. Representing civil society, government agencies, UN bodies, academia and the private sector, Forum members work in partnership for a more just and sustainable world.

We are individually and collectively committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in order to eliminate poverty and inequality by 2030. We recognise that communities must be at the centre of their own development, and that women and young people must be fully engaged.

We commit to continuing to work together, strengthening our diverse contributions, demonstrating accountability, and achieving greater visibility, recognition and resourcing of volunteering.

To strengthen our collective actions, Forum invites organisations in all sectors to endorse this declaration and support this Call to Action. Please join the 40+ organisations who have already signed the Call to Action.

Sign the call by filling out the form below, or emailing your full name, organisation, and country to

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