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01 January 2009
A host of events in Brazil 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: In Brazil, events in four major cities marked both International Volunteer Day and a volunteer week. Organizations and key people from across Brazilian society got involved: there were more than 70 partners; 200,000 e-mails were sent and 1,900 volunteers in 337 cities participated in at least one of the 50 volunteer assignments linked to the volunteer week.  Read article
24 October 2008
UN committee approves new resolution on volunteerism 
The UN General Assembly meets on 6 October 2008. (UN photo)
New York, USA: A UN General Assembly committee has adopted a new UN resolution that calls on governments to mobilize support for volunteerism research and asks the UN system to integrate volunteerism into its programmes.  Read article
More about: Germany  Japan  Activism  Civil society
09 October 2008
Rain in Rio: Sharing ideas on corporate volunteering by Sarah Hayes, Consultant Director of IAVE Global Corporate Volunteer Council
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: A little rain in Rio couldn’t stop representatives from seven international companies from sharing good practice, brainstorming new ideas for collaboration in the years ahead, and supporting one another’s volunteer programme goals.  Read article
29 November 2007
Evento de entrega do Prêmio Exemplo Voluntário 2007 
Sao Paolo, Brazil: Evento de entrega do Prêmio Exemplo Voluntário 2007 tem atrações especiais nesse ano de 2007 O Dia Internacional do Voluntário a ser comemorado no próximo dia 5 de dezembro, contará com o evento de entrega do Prêmio Exemplo Voluntário, iniciativa que está na sua 4ª edição e que premia 10 voluntários de ong's e 10 voluntários que atuam em escolas públicas.  Read article
From: Natal Voluntários, Brazil
More about: Advocacy
15 June 2007
50 Jeitos Brasileiros de Mudar o Mundo 
Promoting MDGs in Brazil. (Andrew Smith, UNV Sept. 2006)
This book, jointly published by the UN Volunteers programme and UN Development Programme in Brazil, contains 50 practical and successful projects on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It aims to encourage people to get involved in development and volunteering, establish new development projects and help civil society organizations with their work towards achieving the MDGs. (Read the original article in Portuguese here)  Read article

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