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12 October 2006
Kidnapped American volunteer freed unharmed in West Bank 
West Bank, Occ. Palestinian Territory: An American volunteer teacher was freed unharmed after being held for a day by Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus in a bizarre kidnapping.  Read article
04 April 2005
Empowering women and strengthening communities in Palestine by Samah Jaouny
Empowering women in rural areas is an essential component of the sustainability of communities in the occupied Palestinian territories. The women I meet with in rural villages want to make a difference, to improve their future, and to gain greater security and meaning in their lives.  Read article
From: UN Volunteers, Germany
More about: Gender  MDG 3
08 December 2002
Volunteers cater to refugee children on IVD in the occupied Palestinian territories 
West Bank/Gaza: The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme in the occupied Palestinian territories this week celebrated International Volunteer Day (IVD) by holding series of art workshops for children living in refugee camps in the West Bank and Gaza.  Read article
From: UN Volunteers, Germany
09 January 2000
UNDP Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PDF 821KB) 


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09 December 2005, 14:21
Week-long events across occupied Palestinian territories 
On the occasion of IVD, the Palestinian UNV programme and its partners have organized a variety of activities in honour of its UN national, international and volunteers under the TOKTEN (Transfer Of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals) programme.  Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog
05 December 2005, 17:21
Commitment, engagement and solidarity 
Today, civil societies, governments, UN agencies and volunteers throughout the world  celebrate the 20th anniversary of International Volunteer Day (IVD). The core values of the UNV Programme are ownership commitment, engagement and solidarity, which are the foundations of volunteerism that are celebrated on IVD around the world.   Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog