International Volunteer Day is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals at local, national and international levels.
UN volunteer department marked 2019 International Volunteer Day with the theme “Volunteer for an inclusive future”, highlighting Goal 10 of Sustainable Development Goals and the pursuit of equality, including inclusion, through volunteerism.
Volunteering provides opportunities for people, particularly those often excluded, to concretely impact their own lives and play a constructive role in their communities by volunteering their time and skills. Through volunteerism, communities around the world often experience strengthened solidarity and inclusion.
On 5 December 2019, an event was organized at Tehran Milad Tower. The event was attended by representatives of the Islamic Council of Tehran, some mayors and health department officials and representatives of the Red Crescent Organization.
The event was attended by more than 1000 participants and anthem group of Iran Autism Association, comprised of autistic children, sang an anthem and were warmly encouraged by the participants.
International Volunteer Day is an opportunity for those who, regardless of race, culture or language, devote their time and expertise to help humanity for a better future.