UNESCO and UN collaboration

CCIVS is in official partnership with UNESCO – associate status, liaison status with the FAO and special consultative status with the ECOSOC.

CCIVS was created under the aegis of UNESCO in 1948 and its Secretariat is still in UNESCO House today. It has always worked closely with the UN organisation and complements UNESCO intellectual activity and goals in the fields of Education, Culture, Sciences and Communication through a hands-on, non-formal education approach transforming societies at the grassroots level.

CCIVS has actively contributed to programs and campaigns from diverse UN bodies. Some of the highlights have included:

Involvement in the creation of the United Nations Volunteers.
Receiving the title “Messenger of Peace” by UN Secretary General, Perez de Cuellar  in 1987 
Co-creating the World Heritage Volunteers initiative with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, of which it was the global coordinator from 2008-2022.

CCIVS is an active member of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee 

Volunteer Group Alliance

CCIVS participates in meetings of the Volunteer group Alliance, a global coalition of organisations that contribute to sustainable development through volunteering.