CCIVS @ 70
70 years of action
2018 marked 70 years since the creation of CCIVS!
The idea was seeded in 1947 and it became reality in 1948!
The decision to create what is today the CCIVS was taken on the 23 April 1948 in the UNESCO headquarters. To celebrate this important anniversary and our continued hosting by UNESCO we organised a Forum in the UNESCO HQ in Paris on the 23 April 2018 entitled “Just Volunteers: The Transformational Power of International Voluntary Actions for Climate Justice and Freedom of Movement”. Exactly 70 years after our creation, we invited our members, partners, friends and all those who wanted to learn more about the important role of non-formal learning and international voluntary service to join us for this historical event.
It was an inspiring day that gave us the opportunity to look back at our achievements but also encouraged us to reflect on our role in today’s society. As a global network CCIVS has always been very connected to the global agenda, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which also marked its 70th anniversary in 2018, or more recently the Sustainable Development Goals have played an important role in the development of our activities.
At the occasion of the 60th anniversary of CCIVS a special booklet on the relation between volunteering and the promotion of Human Rights was published while the 2018 Conference sought to stress the importance of volunteering for a just and sustainable world, connecting our work with the SDG’s.
A special 70 year CCIVS publication was developed which includes stories from people who have contributed to CCIVS history. This text will be online soon!
Find the links here to the events and conferences that took part in the CCIVS 70 years anniversary celebration:
- CCIVS 35th General Conference & General Assembly
- CCIVS Open Conference in Kundapur
- M.Eric Falt interview about the future of the IVS movement