Cooperator's Day is a date for all people who are professionally dedicated to international cooperation for development and humanitarian action. According to the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), there are more than 2,808 Spaniards who give their time and skills to achieve a fairer world. The average profile is that of a woman, over 35 years of age, from Madrid and stationed in Africa . She knows some of our aid workers and a fundamental instrument to regulate this professional figure: the aid worker statute. What is Cooperator's Day? Every September 8, the actors of the Spanish Cooperation commemorate Cooperator's Day.
It is not a randomly chosen date, but honors September 8, 2000 . That day, world leaders met at the United Nations headquarters in New York to adopt the Millennium Declaration . It was the first time in history that so many countries formed a global alliance to reduce extreme poverty and achieve a series of goals -which inspired the current SDGs Belgium Phone Number List the Millennium Development Goals. What does it mean to have a Cooperator Statute? Cooperators have a regulatory framework in which their rights and obligations are regulated: the Cooperator Statute . This document also establishes issues such as the approval of the services they provide or the possible incompatibilities of their work, among others.
However, it was not until 2006 when the statute came to light , through Royal Decree 519/2006. Its birth was the result of a historical claim by the Coordinator of NGOs for the Development of Spain (CONGDE), of which we are a part. Its achievement was very important because, for the first time, the special circumstances in which these people worked were recognized and their rights were equated with those of other professionals in Spain. Meet volunteers has a large team of collaborators who help us fight against poverty and inequality in 18 countries. Some of these people want to share with you today their experience in the world of cooperation.