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Syria: Promoting volunteerism
05 December 2007, 15:36
by Ms. Signe Ejerskov

In partnership with a wide range of Syrian NGOs, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme is organizing a public event in the Sibki Park, Shalan, on International Volunteer Day (IVD): Wednesday 5 December 2007 from 10-20hours.

Through different activities in four tents NGOs and UN agencies, who involve volunteers in their projects, will promote volunteerism and show the importance and benefits of volunteer work in their projects.

Participating NGOs and UN agencies are: Shabab, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Syria Family Planning Association, BIDAYA, Rainbow, Syrian Arab Red Crescent, SOS, Syrian Environment Association, Basma, Drop of Milk, Mawred, Association for Women’s Role in Development, Shams Association, Amal, UNV Programme, UNDP, UNRWA, UNHCR and UNICEF.