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International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development 2021: All you need to know about this day

07:07 PM Dec 03, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development , more commonly called International Volunteer Day, is mandated by the UN General Assembly in 1985. It is observed every year on December 5.

It offers an opportunity for volunteer-involving organizations and individual volunteers to promote volunteerism. It encourages governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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History

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The General Assembly invited Governments to observe annually, on 5 December, the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development through resolution 40/212 of 17 December 1985 and urged them to take measures to heighten awareness of the important contribution of volunteer service.

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Significance

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels.

By combining United Nations support with a personal efforts, the day is a unique opportunity for people and volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit institutions, community groups, academia and the private sector.

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