UNGA Resolution 63/153: Follow-up to the implementation of the International Year of Volunteers

A resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the report of the Third Committee (A/63/424) has decided that on or around 5 December 2011, two plenary meetings of the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly shall be devoted to follow-up to the International Year of Volunteers and the commemoration of its tenth anniversary, under the item entitled 'Social development'.

The resolution invites Governments, with the active support of the media, civil society and the private sector, as well as development partners and the relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system, to carry out activities focused on marking the tenth anniversary of the International Year in 2011 at the regional and national levels.

It also invites the Commission for Social Development to consider 'volunteerism for development' in the context of its theme of social integration at its forty-seventh and forty-eighth sessions, in 2009 and 2010 respectively.