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IVD celebrated with UNV, Peace Corps in Belize
18 December 2007

Belmopan, Belize: Belize joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December.

United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme participated in a Peace Corps sponsored workshop to highlight this event. The Peace Corps is known for living and working in developing countries on a voluntary basis, and first arrived in Belize in 1962. Their acts of selflessness have contributed to the development process in Belize. Since their arrival, more than 1.600 volunteers have served here.

A Peace Corps Workshop was held at the George Price Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan with participants acknowledging IVD on Wednesday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m.

International Volunteer Day celebrates the value of volunteer work towards the social and economic development of respective countries. It provides the opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels - to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.