IYV+10 Follow-Up Stakeholder Consultation
20 December 2007
On 13 December 2007, United Nations Volunteers programme (www.unvolunteers.org) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (www.ifrc.org) co-hosted a workshop bringing together representatives from various volunteer organizations to brainstorm about the upcoming celebration of the International Year of Volunteers +10 (IYV+10).
The purpose of this workshop was to consult with a representative group of stakeholders in volunteerism drawn from civil society, the private sector and the research community, on how the International Year of Volunteers + 10 (IYV+10) could be marked, ten years after a successful IYV in 2001. Also discussed among a selected group of organizations with global networks, were options for moving ahead with documentation for the UN General Assembly on the post IYV status.
Some of the important points that arose in the brainstorming sessions included:
The workshop provided insights into similarities faced by various volunteer. As a growing volunteer organization, it will be important for ICVolunteers to positively mark IYV+10.
Posted: 2007-12-20 Updated: 2011-10-09