Côte d'Ivoire
Region
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
159
Population (UNFPA, 2022)
27.7 milion

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit https://ilostat.ilo.org/topics/volunteer-work/

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Measurement work

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  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
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  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

Yes
Law on volunteerism
Year 2017
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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

Yes

Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?
National Volunteer Programme 2016 No data

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?

No

VNR Reporting

Rapport Volontaire D’Examen National De La Mise En Œuvre Des Objectifs De Developpement Durable En Côte D’Ivoire

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 18

Civil society’s efforts to achieve the SDGs in accordance with the needs of its citizens have, in various cases, been supported by national and international volunteers working in Côte d’Ivoire. These volunteers mobilized within civil society organizations are working to provide appropriate, local responses to local development challenges such as poverty reduction, environmental protection, climate change, education and health. In recent years, the activities of these volunteers have become more structured with the creation of the National Volunteer Programme of Côte d’Ivoire (Programme National de Volontariat de Côte d’Ivoire – PNV-CI).

Paragraph 2, page 60

The Government has undertaken several measures regarding global citizenship education. These include: (i) the development of an educational guide on citizenship and the culture of peace under the Ivoiro-Burkinabe Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation; (ii) the establishment of the PNV-CI and the UNV programme; (iii) the opening of civic service centres in Bimbresso and Guedipo; (iv) the training of national competence volunteers and national civic engagement volunteers in the regions of Gbèkè, Tompki and the Autonomous District of Abidjan; (v) the authorization for implementing the Service Civique National Jeunes[National Youth Civic Service –SCN] pilot programme within the Regional Union of Cooperative Enterprises in the Savane region of Côte d’Ivoire (URESCO-CI), in Korhogo; and (vi) the organization of several awareness-raising sessions on civicism and the principles of citizenship in the country’s 31 regions.  

Paragraph 3, page 89

Youth employment is a major challenge for the Government. In order to promote access to decent work opportunities for the active population, especially young people, efforts during 2017 focused on: (i) improving the institutional and legal framework of the employment sector; (ii) strengthening the operational capacity of youth support infrastructure; and (iii) integrating young people and promoting youth volunteerism, civicism and the principles of citizenship. 

Paragraph 4, page 120

In addition, the activities carried out by French volunteers, as part of French overseas development initiatives undertaken in preparation for COP 21 and the recommendations that followed, should be highlighted. Today, these commitments translate on the ground to the importance of mobilizing French voluntary commitments for the climate in France and Côte d’Ivoire, in order to support leaders in their efforts to work closely with communities on developing community resilience. The protection of national parks and biodiversity resources falls under these commitments. From 2013 to date, more than 100 French international volunteers have been involved in efforts to protect biodiversity resources in western Côte d’Ivoire. The Taï national park is one such location. At the request of the World Chimpanzee Foundation, this UNESCO World Heritage site regularly receives local and international volunteers who dedicate their efforts to protecting the environment and biodiversity. 

Paragraph 5, page 143

Recognizing that volunteerism can be a human and cross-cutting means of implementing the SDGs, Côte d’Ivoire (like other countries in the subregion) launched a National Volunteer Programme (the PNV-CI) in 2013. In 2014, the Government adopted the programme with a view to mobilizing all strata of society, especially young people, for civic participation in development activities to benefit
vulnerable populations and local communities. Attesting to this reality, in 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a draft resolution entitled ‘Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond’ to highlight the essential role that volunteers must play in achieving the SDGs set out in the 2030 Agenda. Resolution A/RES/73/140, entitled ‘Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, which recognizes volunteerism as “a powerful cross-cutting means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda” and of achieving the SDGs, was adopted in 2018. The PNV-CI is mobilizing young volunteers to support organizations in need of human resources for sectoral projects that are intended to benefit communities. It is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNV.

Paragraph 6, page 144

In general, it will be impossible to achieve the global goals without the ongoing participation of all strata of the population, at all stages and at all levels. As such, in the interests of promoting civic participation and the principle of inclusion, Côte d’Ivoire is “leaving no one behind” in the implementation of the PNV-CI. All young Ivorians, whether graduates or not, with or without qualifications, male or female, are involved in the programme through volunteering their skills (67 per cent) or civic engagement (33 per cent). At the end of 2018, 42 per cent of those involved were women. [...] In addition, various regions of the country benefit from the involvement of international volunteers – including those from France Volontairesand UNV – in development projects. [...] Like other volunteer organizations in Côte d’Ivoire, volunteers from the UNV programme have demonstrated a strong commitment to helping achieve the SDGs and have positioned themselves around a few specific goals, depending on their respective mandates. From 2016 to date, more than 400 international and national United Nations volunteers (agencies and peacekeeping missions combined) and about 750 international volunteers from France Volontaireshave been mobilized to help achieve the SDGs in Côte d’Ivoire. While the United Nations and the volunteers mobilized within its organizations have played a determining role in the return to peace and stability, for several years Côte d’Ivoire has also been receiving support from organizations promoting volunteerism in the context of human capital development.

No mention

Deuxieme Rapport National Volontaire De La Côte d'Ivoire

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs


Reporting on volunteering connected to matters of gender equality, women's empowerment or similar

Paragraph 1, page 28

The efforts made by civil society to achieve the SDGs in line with citizens' needs have, in various cases, benefited from the support of national and international volunteers working in Côte d'Ivoire. Volunteers who are mobilised with civil society organisations provide appropriate and local responses to local development challenges: the fight against poverty, environmental protection, climate change, education, health, etc. The intervention of those volunteers has been structured in recent years with the establishment of the National Volunteering Program of Côte d'Ivoire.

Paragraph 2, page 147

Aware that volunteering can be a human and transversal means of implementing the SDGs, Côte d'Ivoire, like other countries in the sub-region, initiated in 2013 the establishment of a National Volunteering Program (PNV-CI). It was adopted in 2014 by the Government in order to mobilize all strata of the society, including youth, for citizen participation in development actions for vulnerable populations and territorial authorities.

Paragraph 3, page 147

A draft resolution entitled "Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond", was adopted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly to highlight the essential role that volunteers must play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals set by the 2030 Agenda. Resolution A/RES/73/140, entitled "Volunteering for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", which recognizes volunteerism as "a powerful cross-sectoral tool in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)", was adopted in 2018.The Volunteering Programme in Côte d'Ivoire mobilizes young volunteers in structures that demonstrate the need for human resources support for the implementation of sectoral projects benefitting communities. It is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

Paragraph 4, page 148

474. The Volunteering Programme in Côte d'Ivoire mobilizes young volunteers in structures that demonstrate the need for human resources support for the implementation of sectoral projects benefitting communities. It is supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

475. In general, it will be impossible to achieve the global goals without the participation of all segments of the population at all stages and at all levels and on a permanent basis. Therefore, in order to promote citizen participation and inclusion, Côte d'Ivoire, in the implementation of the PNV-CI, "leaves no one behind". All young Ivorians, graduates or not, with or without qualifications, men and women are involved in the programme through the volunteering competencies (67%) of young people and citizen engagement (33%) of young people with a proportion of 42% of women, at the end of 2018.

476. In a period of 2 years (2017-2018), about 5,000 young people applied for participation in the PNV-CI in the regions of Tonkpi, Gbèkè and the Autonomous District of Abidjan which are involved in the pilot phase. Interventions are carried out primarily in the fields of health, environment and sanitation, education, agriculture, social protection, community development, promotion of justice, community economic development, gender promotion, social cohesion and reconciliation, through missions whose actions are considered to make a strong contribution to the country's development.

477. In addition, various regions of the country benefit from the involvement of international volunteers, including those of France Volontaires and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, in development projects.

478. Alongside national volunteering, formalized through a National Programme, other voluntary actions are carried out at the national level by organizations and associations in fields such as education, health, social cohesion, peace, girls' rights, etc.

479. Like other volunteer organizations in Côte d'Ivoire, UNV has demonstrated a strong commitment to contributing to the achievement of the SDGs and has positioned itself around a number of specific objectives according to its mandate.

480. From 2016 to date, more than 400 international and national UN Volunteers (agencies and peacekeeping missions combined) and about 750 international volunteers from France Volontaires have been mobilized to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs in Côte d'Ivoire.

Paragraph 5, page 149

481. The implementation of SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) has enabled Côte d'Ivoire to regain its stability.

482. If the role played by the United Nations and the volunteers that they mobilized has been a determining factor for ensuring stability and restoring peace, Côte d'Ivoire has also benefited, for several years now, from the support of organizations promoting volunteerism in the context of human capital development.

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