13 November 2015
UN Resolutions

New York, USA: The UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution on "Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond", co-facilitated by Brazil and Japan and co-sponsored by 100 Member States.

The Resolution recognizes that volunteerism can be a powerful means of implementation for the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and welcomes the integration of volunteerism in the 2030 Agenda and in related key documents.

In the Resolution, the General Assembly also acknowledges the Plan of Action to integrate volunteering in peace and development during the next decade and beyond, calling upon Member States, the UN system and a wide range of stakeholders to support and resource the Plan, and recognizes UNV as the appropriate UN entity to support its implementation.

The Resolution invites UNV to collaborate with partners such as the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) to organize a global meeting in 2020 to further strengthen the engagement and contributions of volunteers for the 2030 Agenda, and concludes requesting the Secretary-General to report in three years to the General Assembly on further progress and on the Plan of Action.