IVCO2016: UNV and GIZ to host Landmark Conference on International Volunteering in Bonn - Register Now!
UNV and GIZ to host Landmark Conference on International Volunteering in Bonn
Focus on Strengthening the Resilience of Communities against Emerging Global Risks
(Germany, Bonn - 19 September 2016) The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)―both members of the Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum)―are jointly hosting the 2016 International Volunteering Cooperation Organizations conference (IVCO 2016) on the UN Campus in Bonn. About 200 participants are expected to join the event which will take place from October 9-12th and focus on the theme Increasing Resilience of Communities Through Volunteering. IVCO is an annual conference led by Forum―the most significant global network of International Volunteer Co-operation Organizations―and represents a unique opportunity for information exchange, networking and advocacy work in this sector. UNV and GIZ were among the organizations that participated in IVCO 2015 in Japan that concluded with a Call to Action to support efforts that will achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.