70 years of action

2018 marked 70 years since the creation of CCIVS!

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.

Events during the CCIVS 70th anniversary:

Read me!

Read me! We are happy to share with you a special 70 year CCIVS publication, including stories from people who have contributed to CCIVS history. Just click on the image and read! If you would like to add to these stories please fill in the form underneath the book by clicking on the image below. A special thanks to François Ribaud for the hard work in the coordination of the publication, and to all of the contributors and editors!