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Civil society groups gather to celebrate volunteerism in Timor Leste
01 December 2004

Dili: On the occasion of International Volunteer Day, civil society groups are coming together to celebrate volunteerism on 3 December in Dili, Timor Leste. The day-long event will include a fair, music, drama and dance.

On 6 December, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is hosting a dinner with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Noble Peace Prize Winner Dr. Ramos Horta and the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Dr. Sukehiro Hasegawa as special guests, along with heads of other UN agencies.

There will also be a “Seminar on Gender, Women's Health & HIV/AIDS” in Ermera on the same day. This seminar is part of the 16 Days of Activism "Stop Violence: Promote Women's Health". It is being organized by the District Administrator and RENETIL and funded by UN Volunteers.

UN volunteers are also visiting Oratorio Canossa School and Orphanage on 4 December. It houses around 100 children. The volunteers will conduct basic medical check-up, play with the kids and provide them food.

From: UN Volunteers Timor Leste