Global Solidarity in Action

Established in 1975, Comhlámh is the Irish association of international development workers and volunteers. As a membership organization, we build and mobilise community around global justice issues. Comhlámh nurtures and supports work for change, locally and globally, and advocates for a world beyond injustice.

First Wednesdays Conversations

For over 20 years, First Wednesdays has provided a space to discuss and explore the linkages between local and global justice issues. Join the next conversation!

Put Children First: End Orphanage Care Campaign

Learn why orphanage care and orphanage volunteering are harmful for children, and how you can help us end the practice of orphanage volunteering and change how children are cared for.

How We Work for Local and Global Justice


Global Citizenship Education

Explore our courses and resources on global development, ethical communication, social justice and more.


Rethinking International Volunteering

Access information and critical perspectives on international volunteering.


Campaigning and Activism

Get involved in solidarity action through our membership, member groups and campaigns.

Our Members

Our members actively engage in and support the work of Comhlámh. Members are typically international development workers, volunteers and activists interested in global justice. Comhlámh has several active member groups made up of members organised around social and economic change.

Code of Good Practice for Volunteering Sending Agencies

Comhlámh’s Code of Good Practice for Volunteer Sending Agencies (VSAs) is a set of values-led principles that provides organisations with a framework to reflect on, adapt, and deepen their international volunteering practice.




Global Solidarity in Action :
Our Strategic Plan 2023-2028

Through the delivery of this strategy, we aim to nurture and support the work for justice locally and globally. We strive to provide the spaces for transformative thinking, practice, and action, and we believe this is key to establishing the conditions for innovation and change.


Comhlámh Annual Report 2023 Published

2023 saw Comhlámh begin the delivery of its five-year strategic plan, ‘Global Solidarity in Action 2023-2028’, part of which saw the completion of the first year of our multi-annual strategic programme of work...

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Explore IVCO 2024 Think Piece Series

As we prepare for this year’s Conference of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO), we are thrilled to announce the launch of the IVCO 2024 Think Piece series, promoted by Forum, Northumbria...

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Comhlamh Statement on Rafah

Comhlámh Statement on Rafah

The staff of Comhlámh is horrified at the brutal assault on Rafah last night, where displaced people were burned alive in their tents by Israeli airstrikes. UNRWA said the images from Rafah are yet another testament...

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Public Statement by Comhlámh

In response to the recent shocking events around the reception of people seeking asylum in Ireland, Comhlámh is deeply concerned about the failure of government and state departments and bodies to ensure the equal...

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