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Forum Forum Forum is a global network of organisations involved in international volunteering. We promote the value of volunteering for development through policy engagement, mutual learning and by sharing innovative and good practices. Vision A global movement of volunteers working for a just world. Mission Statement Forum is a global network of organisations involved in international volunteering. Forum promotes the value of volunteering for development through policy engagement, mutual learning and by sharing innovative and good practices. Charter The Forum Charter outlines the principles, values and ethical behaviour underpinning international volunteering for development. All members joining the network agree to, and sign, the Forum Charter. By so-doing, members affirm their commitment to a set of principles, values and ethical behaviour underpinning international volunteering cooperation The Forum Charter recognises that: International volunteering is a uniquely innovative and effective avenue for the creation of constructive relationships between nations, communities, individuals and across cultures. International volunteering, when based on respectful, open human to human relationships and mutual exchange (the sharing of oneself, reciprocal learning, and exchange of skills, ideas and the ability to be humble) can be a catalyst for practical achievement in tackling shared development challenges. Thus, contributing in practical ways to the creation of a fairer, more caring and socially just world. The opportunity to engage in international volunteering and cooperative work is a privilege. The openness and hospitality of host communities should always be acknowledged and valued as it is a core foundation for such exchange to occur. Other useful resources on their site are: 2015 Time for Global Action for People and Planet ACFID The Australian Council For International Development. African Development Bank African Voices in Europe AKLHÜ The "Learning and Assisting Overseas" Association (Arbeitskreis "Lernen und Helfen in Übersee" - AKLHÜ) is a network of 24 German organisations involved in recruitment for development cooperation, voluntary community services. Asian Development Bank AusAID The Australian Government's overseas aid programme. AVI - Australian Volunteers International Australian Volunteers International is a significant contributor to a peaceful, just and sustainable world; a world of respectful global relationships where all people have access to the resources they need, the opportunity to achieve their potential... CCI - Canadian Crossroads International Canadian Crossroads International (CCI) brings individuals, organizations and communities in Canada and in the global South into partnerships to reduce poverty, to fight AIDS and to assert human rights globally. CCIC Canadian Council for International Co-operation, a coalition of over 100 Canadian organisations working for social justice and development. CECI - Center for International Studies and Cooperation The Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) was founded in 1958, The mission of CECI is to combat poverty and exclusion. To this end, CECI builds the development capacities of disadvantaged communities. CECI supports peace building... Centre for Global Development - Commitment to Development Index The CDI rates rich-country governments on how much they are helping poor countries via seven key linkages: aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security, and technology. CESO - Canadian Executive Service Organisation CESO is a leader in providing governance and sustainable economic development For almost 40 years, the not-for-profit Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO) has reduced poverty, created sustainable economic growth at home and abroad through... Christians Abroad Aims to provide advice about service overseas to people of all faiths or none and to select, prepare and support adults with a commitment to work for development overseas. CID The New Zealand Council for International Development. CIDA The official Canadian International Development Agency. CIDSE CIVICUS An international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. Comhlámh Comhlámh (pronounced ‘co-law-ve’, Irish for ‘solidarity’) is a member and supporter organisation open to anyone interested in social justice, human rights and global development issues. CWY Canada World Youth designs and delivers international educational programs for youth (aged 17-24) with a focus on volunteer work and community development in a cross-cultural setting. DFID The UK Government's Department for International Development. Euforic European Forum on International Cooperation, providing information on development cooperation and related themes. Eurofound Europa The European Union website. European Bank for Reconstruction & Development Financing the economic transition of central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. FOCSIV FOCSIV is a Federation of Italian NGOs involved in international development co-operation. Its aim is to contribute to the struggle against all forms of poverty and marginalisation; oppression of human dignity and human rights; the growth of local... Fredskorpset FK Norway (Fredskorpset) arranges reciprocal exchanges of personnel between organisations in Norway and developing countries. HVSF - Hungarian Volunteer Sending Foundation The purpose of the Hungarian Volunteer Sending Foundation is to foster a relationship with organisations specialised in carrying out developmental and aid projects and to find the right volunteer or professional for the job, based on the needs and... Interaction American Council for Voluntary International Action. Internation Poverty Centre (IPC) The International Poverty Centre is a global centre for South-South Cooperation on development policy applied research and training. 189 countries are part of the IPC’s knowledge-sharing network. International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) International Labour Organisation (ILO) International Monetary Fund (IMF) An international organisation of 182 member countries, established to promote international monetary cooperation. International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) 11th International Conference: 'Civil Society and the Citizen' IS - International Service International Service is an international development charity working in Latin America, West Africa and the Middle East working with some of the world's most vulnerable communities, supporting them in practical ways to combat poverty and oppression. JICA -Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer The new JICA was officially inaugurated on October 1, 2008 with a merger between the existing Japan International Cooperation Agency and the overseas economic cooperation section of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). MS - Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke MS ActionAid Denmark fights poverty by promoting the political empowerment of the world’s poor. MS supports long-term development work, education programmes and campaigns as well as exchange of experience and knowledge between people. Netzkraft Movement International network of persons and groups who commit themselves - socially, politically, ecologically or spiritually. OAU Organisation of African Unity. ODI Overseas Development Institute, an independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues. OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Peace Corps The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. Progressio Progressio is an international development charity, based in London, working in eleven countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa, Middle East and Asia. PSO PSO is an association that consists of sixty Dutch development organisations. The association focuses on capacity development at civil society organisations in developing countries. SIF - Singapore International Foundation The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1991. Its mission is to build a better world through shared ideas, skills and experiences, so as to uplift lives and create greater understanding between Singaporeans. Skillshare International Skillshare International is an international volunteering and development organisation working to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality and to further economic and social development in partnership with people and communities throughout the world. Unité UNITÉ is an umbrella organisation representing 25 Swiss development agencies and church organisations, sending development/fraternal workers to projects of their Southern partners as well as supporting local personnel and facilitating both South-North... UNV - United Nations Volunteers Based in Bonn, Germany, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. VSA - Volunteer Service Abroad VSA (Volunteer Service Abroad) are New Zealand’s largest and most experienced overseas volunteer-sending agency and has placed more than 3,000 skilled New Zealanders on volunteer assignments overseas since 1962. VSO VSO Federation, the world's leading independent international development organisation, fights global poverty through the power of volunteering. WUSC - World University Service of Canada WUSC is a network of individuals and post-secondary institutions who believe that all peoples are entitled to the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a more equitable world.
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