International Volunteer Day 2017 – celebrating volunteers’ contribution in times of crises

The Red Cross of Serbia and the UN agencies in Serbia partnered up to jointly commemorate the IVD under the global theme Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.

Red Cross relevant to the respective topic shared their experiences and insights from their work, thus presenting the audience with a diverse picture on how volunteers contributed to coping with recent humanitarian emergencies in Serbia.


About the International Volunteer Day

The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organizations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the Day on 5 Decembe

International Volunteer Day is a chance for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels. By combining UN support with a grassroots mandate, International Volunteer 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.

UN entities involved in this initiative
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children’s Fund
United Nations Volunteers