Trinidad and Tobago organizes volunteer fair to mark IVD
29 November 2007
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago:
Each year on 5 December, millions of volunteers all over the world unite to celebrate their contribution to development.
The opening ceremony features key speakers from the UN and civil society and a new song from 3Canal. Awareness activities which run throughout the day will fall under the umbrella topic of Volunteering for development and focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, disaster preparedness, road safety. Anybody interested in volunteering in their communities will be able to have more information on the distinctive contributions of volunteering for development (V4D).During the fair there will also be documentaries, music and food from 26 different countries. In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly designated 5 December as an annual celebration of voluntary action by people, communities and governments of the world. International Volunteer Day
(IVD) is for volunteers of all walk of life working in communities around the globe.
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