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05 December 2007
Students concerned with renewable energy by Viola Krebs
Geneva, Switzerland: 350 students from both public and private schools in Geneva took part in the Youth Debate on Fuels for the Future organized on 4 December 2007 at the Geneva International Conference Centre. In addition to the discussion on energies, young people also prepared a message for the International Volunteer Day.  Read article
More about: Environment  Youth
05 December 2006
Swiss President acknowledges importance of volunteers 
Berne, Switzerland: Swiss President Moritz Leuenberger has praised Switzerland's volunteer workers for their essential contribution to society.  Read article
From: Swiss Info
More about: Infrastructure
19 July 2006
Volunteers tap computer power to fight malaria by Adam Beaumont
Geneva, Switzerland: Two thousand volunteer computer users are taking part in a project in Switzerland to help researchers develop new strategies for fighting malaria in Africa.  Read article
From: Swiss Info
More about: Health  ICT
30 May 2005
Switzerland a nation of volunteers: Survey 
Bern: A research conducted by the Swiss Labour Force Survey (SLFS) in 2004 revealed that 1.5 million Swiss regularly volunteer.  Read article
From: Swiss Info
More about: Advocacy  Research
07 April 2005
'Community help needed to boost maternal & child health' 
Geneva: As the international community marks World Health Day by focusing attention on the difficulties faced by mothers and children, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is stressing the need to actively engage with communities and civil society to improve the health of vulnerable women and children around the world.  Read article


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Swiss group recruiting volunteers to meet needs of disabled 
The Basel-based Welfare Group for Disability and Sexuality already arranges erotic massages for people with disabilities. But it is now providing full sexual intercourse and is also signing up gay volunteers to have sex with homosexual disabled people. The group's leader Aiha Zemp said it was a subject that "needed to be tackled." She said: "It's a big taboo that needs to be broken. Having sex is a basic human need like eating and drinking and we have to fight for this right for the disabled."  Visit site