International Volunteer Day 2021

On 5. December the global community celebrated International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2021 for millions of volunteers across the world to recognize and support the spirit of volunteerism to help create a better future for all – people and the planet.

The UN Volunteer campaign this year is focused on decision-makers more than in the past. It is important to integrate volunteers and the spirit of volunteerism into national and global implementation strategies to achieve the SDGs and build an inclusive world. By volunteering, people take action to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. Therefore, the theme for this year’s campaign is “Volunteer now for our common future”.

We are highlighting the below key messages about the power of volunteerism in line with our campaign theme:

  • Volunteerism is universal and strengthens civic engagement, social inclusion, solidarity, and ownership.
  • A top priority for the United Nations is avoiding climate disasters and reducing global warming. Through volunteering these goals, for tomorrow’s generations, are more likely to be achieved.  
  • Volunteers promote people’s engagement and civic participation, which is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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