The International Volunteer day is the day which is instructed by the UN General Assembly in 1985. This is an international day which is observed globally on 5th December 2021. The day is also marked and supported by the United Nations Volunteerism programs. The aim to observe this day is to offer an opportunity to promote Volunteerism. To know more about International Volunteer Day read the article below.
History of International Volunteer Day
The International volunteer day was first observed and mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. It was observed through Resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17 December 1985. This day offers a chance to individual volunteers, communities, and organizations in order to promote their contributions to the development at the local, national and international levels.
Significance of International Volunteer Day
The main significance of International volunteer day is that it gives an opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations and offers individual volunteers to promote volunteerism, also it encourage the governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.
The United Nations Volunteers every year coordinates a campaign to promote International volunteer day(IVD) building on the impact of volunteers in communities, nationally and globally for peace and development.
The theme of International volunteer day 2021
The theme for International volunteer day 2021 is Volunteer now for our common future.