International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

The International Volunteer Day (IVD) is celebrated at the United Nations General Assembly because of Resolution A / RES / 40/212 which was adopted in December 1985. Every day volunteers and organizations offer time and resources to promote peace and development in various communities around the world. This day gives us the opportunity to acknowledge their efforts and give recognition to the positive contribution that volunteering gives our societies.

“I express my deepest gratitude to more than 6,700 UN Volunteers, 12,000 Volunteers UN online and a billion community volunteers around the world. You are all fundamental to the future of humanity and the planet. Your commitment and your passion are inspiration for all of us” -UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

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