IVCO 2015

Making it Happen: Volunteering for the SDGs - New Goals, Models and Tools

Jointly hosted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Forum, the annual conference for International Volunteering Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) was held in Tokyo, Japan from 4-7 October, 2015. Focusing on the theme: Making it Happen: Volunteering for the SDGs - New Goals, Models and Tools, IVCO 2015 was an excellent opportunity for heads of volunteer organisations and delegates from public, private, academic and NGO sectors around the world to network, discuss pertinent issues in volunteering, share innovative approaches, and build strong alliances.

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 therefore concluded with a Call to Action committing Forum to support efforts to achieve the goals through action at local, national and global levels.

We invite you to join with the 40+ organisations who have signed the Call to Action – focused on a collective commitment to seven key areas, including supporting and contributing to the United Nations’ Plan of Action for the integration of volunteerism in the next decade and beyond.

Join a movement of global citizens working for a world where no one is left behind.