Plan of Action

Plan of Action 2016-2030 for integrating volunteering into peace and development
What is the Plan of Action?
The Plan of Action for Integrating Volunteerism into the 2030 Agenda is a framework developed by UN Member States through the UN General Assembly Resolutions to help governments, UN agencies, volunteer-involving organizations, civil society organizations, academia and the private sector to enhance the recognition and integration of volunteerism into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UN Secretary General's Report on Volunteering 2018
In this report, the Secretary-General has highlighted several priority actions that will enable stakeholders to maximize the impact of voluntary efforts for peace and development under the 2030 Agenda. A shift from ad hoc and isolated volunteer projects to sustainable investment at scale is needed to widen volunteering opportunities and ensure the inclusion of all types of people. Increased practice- sharing and knowledge development, in particular on informal volunteering and volunteering in fragile and low-income contexts, are required.
Plan of Action and the 2030 Agenda
Volunteerism is key to ensuring the 2030 Agenda is owned by all people, implemented by all people, and for all people. The Plan of Action engages stakeholders, convenes dialogues, and generates evidence so that volunteers are able to make the biggest impact on the SDGs.