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11 December 2009
Adopting green lifestyle habits 
Stand called ‘The Ocean’, where volunteers encouraged children to make drawings related to the sea; children would then write what they thought they could do to help protect the sea. (UNV)
Ha Noi, Viet Nam: Two hundred young people, including volunteers, people with disabilities and those living with HIV participated in a variety of activities and discussions on environmental issues at an Environmental Youth Camp held on 5 December.  Read article
More about: Environment
11 February 2009
A boost to Viet Nam volunteers 
Ha Noi, Viet Nam: International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2008 in Ha Noi was a two-part event. It included an Eco Tour (4 December) to promote green transport and a Volunteer Fair (7 December) to thank and recognize volunteers’ contribution to Vietnam’s social and economic development, and to introduce a new volunteerism project too.  Read article
More about: Civil society  Environment
01 December 2008
World AIDS Day 2008: Happiness is always within our reach (part I) by Phạm Thị Huệ
UNV volunteer Phạm Thị Huệ is herself living with HIV. (UNV)
Hai Phong, Viet Nam: "Early in 2001, after months of anxious waiting, I gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. But the overwhelming happiness was soon extinguished when a nurse told me that I had been infected with HIV."    Read article
More about: Civil society  HIV/AIDS  MDG 6
01 December 2008
World AIDS Day 2008: Happiness is always within our reach (part II) by Phạm Thị Huệ
UNV volunteer Phạm Thị Huệ speaks at the launch of an 'empathy club' for PLWH in Hai Phong. (UNV)
Hai Phong, Viet Nam: Once I knew that HIV is not a virus that can easily be contracted, I thought I needed to act so that society would understand and would not discriminate against PLWH. I decided to join the health promotion team of the Seagull Club. Both my husband and I became passionately involved with our work.  Read article
More about: Civil society  HIV/AIDS  MDG 6
01 December 2008
World AIDS Day 2008: Happiness is always within our reach (part III) by Phạm Thị Huệ
Hai Phong, Viet Nam: At present, I am still working as a volunteer for the project Greater Involvement of People living with HIV/AIDS, or GIPA for short. This is a very important project that does important work. GIPA is not like other projects because it is a pioneering initiative in increasing the participation of people living with HIV themselves in planning and implementation of HIV/AIDS activities and other efforts to improve their lives, families and communities.   Read article
More about: Civil society  HIV/AIDS  MDG 6


Related links
Volunteer for Community Development (VFCD) 
Volunteer for Community Development and Environment Education (VFCD) is a non-government, non-profit organization in Vietnam with a mission to build global community events through local environmental and community services. VFCD provides opportunities that make a difference to the lives of people from all parts of the world.  Visit site
Solidarités Jeunesses Vietnam (SJ Vietnam) 
The organization Solidarités Jeunesses Vietnam (SJ Vietnam) is a non-profit international youth volunteering organization in Hanoi, Vietnam. Set up for and by young volunteers, this small organization works to break cultural misunderstandings, improve the environment, provide non-formal education, reduce poverty and establish human rights, encouraging young people to participate actively in the society in which they live.  Visit site
Activities planned to mark Int’l Volunteer Day in Viet Nam 
A programme of activities to celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2008, which falls on 5 December, will take place in Ha Noi on December 7. This announcement was made during a press conference held by the Ho Chi Minh Youth Union Central Committee and UNV in Hanoi on 5 December.  Visit site

Related blog entries
22 November 2006, 09:17
Develop Vietnam, develop yourself 
For the first time, Vietnam's history-laden city, Ho Chi Minh will celebrate International Volunteer Day, with the motto: "Develop Viet Nam, Develop Yourself."   Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog