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03 June 2011
Editorial: Taking root, bearing fruit by Jingqi Liu
Tonle Sap, Cambodia: National UN Volunteer Leng Lay is an Assistant to the NSLS (National Sustainable Livelihood Specialist). The Tonle Sap biosphere covers over 30,000 hectares and provides refuge for some 200 different plant and fish species, along with 42 different reptile species and 15 mammal species. The UN Volunteers train people to conserve and sustainably manage biodiversity and natural resources, meaning that they have to live and learn how life works in the floating villages too. The project runs in partnership with UNDP-GEF and the Government of Japan. (Peter Harris / United Nations Volunteers, 2008)
Bonn, Germany: During the past decade, the seeds of volunteerism have germinated and spread.

Without doubt, if volunteerism takes root, it will bear fruit throughout the future of our planet.

World Environment Day, 5 June 2011

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More about: Environment
05 February 2010
India turning green by Anoj Chhetri, UNV Programme Officer, New Delhi
New Delhi, India: India, where a billion plus people live with such gaps in socio-economic condition, will make a dent in protecting our planet through voluntary actions of various natures equivalent to millions of dollars in monetary value.  Read article
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04 February 2010
Thousands rock to 'Volunteering for our Planet' 
Delhi, India: Musician Terra Naomi joined UNV and 3,000 volunteers to celebrate International Volunteer Day on an unprecedented scale.  Read article
More about: Civil society  Environment
03 February 2010
Focus on the Yamuna River 
Delhi, India: The Yamuna River caters to the needs of millions of people along its course and beyond. Yet, in Delhi, it is safe to say it has been reduced to nothing more than a glorified drain.

The IVD 2009 celebrations were designed to have a two-fold purpose: to foster the spirit of volunteering, and to put the spotlight on Delhiā€™s most significant environmental concern.  Read article
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03 February 2010
Youth share the volunteer spirit in Mumbai 
Mumbai, India: Nearly a thousand youth got involved in voluntary activities around Mumbai, supported by UNV and local NGO SHARE (Society to Heal Aid Restore Educate). Activities ranged from street plays to days in the country.  Read article
More about: Environment  Youth

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