Volunteerism: a prerequisite for sustainable development
This side-event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development focused on volunteerism as a necessary means of implementation for sustainable development and for scaling up workable solutions. This goes both nationally as well as for South-to South, North-to-South and South-to-North volunteering. This capacity should be recognized, valued and supported by Member States, both financially and in terms of legislation.
The side event also demonstrated how global partnerships can become more successful when they include people as an essential component, along with technology, finance and know-how. Volunteering or exchange of volunteers based on equality and reciprocity can be important tools to achieve effective partnerships, through various capacity building and peer-review mechanisms.
Date: 15 July 2015, 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Venue: Radisson BLU Wanza, Addis Ababa