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05 December 2008  - 05 December 2008
China - IVD events

The objectives of the IVD celebrations in Beijing are to celebrate this day with volunteers from all around the world; to bring out the outcomes of volunteering in China; to strengthen the communication and cooperation of volunteer organizations from home and abroad; to promote the volunteer spirit of 'Contribution, Friendship, Mutual Aid and Progression' in society; to mobilize youth and the general public to participate in volunteering services; and to contribute to harmonious society.

Partner organizations include the Central Youth League, Youth Volunteers Work Department, Secretariat of China Youth Volunteers Association, UNV, VSO, China Association of Social Work, Working Committee of Volunteers, Beijing Foreign Language University and Beijing Huizeren Volunteering Development Center.

Time and Venue: 5 December 2008 9:00-12:00, Beijing University of Foreign Languages.

A ceremony from 11:00-12:00 will be hosted by CCTV's Ms. Zhang Quan Ling and will include talks by volunteers from various organizations.

There will also be a Volunteering Service Forum from 9:00-10:50 with three forums. The themes are:

  • The social value of volunteering services
  • Capacity building of volunteer organizations
  • Volunteering in reconstruction after disaster