Documents and Reports

Irish Rule of Law International Guiding Documents and Reports

Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice is a set of standards for Irish Volunteer Sending Agencies facilitating international placements. The Code is based on a vision of volunteers working in solidarity for a just, equitable and sustainable world. It promotes responsible and responsive volunteering to ensure a positive impact for the overseas project and community, the volunteer and the sending agency. The Code promotes development education, which enables people to more deeply understand the world around them and to address the root causes of inequality and poverty. Every Volunteer Sending Agency, which is party to the Code of Good Practice, commits to the implementation of the Code’s five values that underpin the work of international volunteer programmes. These are solidarity, respect, social justice, ecological sustainability and integrity. Full details of the Code are here.

About Comhlámh:

Comhlámh is a member organisation that works to mobilise for an equitable and sustainable world. As the Irish association of development workers and volunteers, Comhlámh promotes responsible international volunteering and development work.

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Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages Please contact us at should you have any any comments on our application of the Dóchas Code.

Irish Rule of Law International: Child Protection Policy

Resources and Reports

Ireland’s Policy for International Development: One World One Future

New Evidence on Overseas Volunteering from Ireland and its Socio-Economic Impact in Ireland undertaken by Dr Pat McCloughan, PMCA Economic Consulting (Comhlámh)