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20 December 2011
La journée du volontariat au Togo 
Marche en faveur du volontariat au Togo au cours des festivités de la Journée internationale des Volontaires en 2011. (Programme VNU)
Lomé, Togo:
Le Togo reconnaît la valeur de l'engagement volontaire pour le développement lors des festivités de la Journée internationale des Volontaires.
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More about: Togo  Environment  Health  MDG 6  MDG 7  Youth
22 July 2010
Culture of volunteerism in Armenia 
Yerevan, Armenia: The booklet 'Culture of Volunteerisms in Armenia' explores three focus areas - the regulatory environment, motivations behind volunteerism, and volunteer management practices - to explain the under-utilization of volunteers and to suggest opportunities for the promotion of volunteerism in the country. It is the result of the joint efforts of the researcher, Ms. Mane Tadevosyan, and Ms. Lusine Hakobyan, National Coordinator for the CIVICUS Civil Society Index in Armenia, a project within Counterpart International. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Armenia helped to define the methodology and to gather the data for the study.  Read article
29 May 2010
Resolutions Leading to IYV+10 
The following resolutions were created in the process of calling IYV+10:

Resolution A/Res/52/17
A/RES/55/57
A/res/56/38  
A/res57/106
A/60/128
A/C.3/60/L.7
Resolution A/Res/63/153

Please read the following article for descriptions of each of the above resolutions.

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More about: Civil society
28 May 2010
The history: The original IYV 2001 
Bonn, Germany: In 1997, the UN General Assembly, convinced that the need for volunteer effort was greater than ever and that a year designed to enhance the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteer service could make a significant contribution to generating increased awareness of the achievements and further potential of volunteerism, proclaimed 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers - or 'IYV'.  Read article
More about: Civil society
19 May 2010
UNV volunteer shoots '8 Goals for Africa' 
Accompanied by a music video, ‘8 Goals for Africa’ is being disseminated free of charge locally and internationally, before, during and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The performing artists will also make special appearances during the soccer tournament, promoting the MDGs and calling for action. 
The music video will be screened throughout the World Cup, across all the fan parks and public viewing areas. On the day of the finals, all eight artists will come together to sing the song in a live performance at the Soccer City Fan Fest in Johannesburg. The video will also be distributed to the international media. (UNIC South Africa/'8 Goals for the MDGs')
Pretoria, South Africa: A UNV volunteer has brought together Africa's top musicians for a high-profile campaign connecting the Millennium Development Goals with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.  Read article

 

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
ChangeTheWorld: Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge 
This annual program run by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration challenges youth across the province of Ontario to make a difference in their communities through volunteerism.    Visit site
Need to streamline voluntary work emphasized 
Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khaled yesterday opened an international forum on volunteerism at Abha Palace Hotel and emphasized the need for conducting charitable and voluntary activities in a more organized and transparent manner. "Charitable and voluntary work can be carried out effectively through management, planning and consultancy. There is no room for individual discretions and this work requires more clarity and transparency," he said.  Visit site

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03 November 2006, 14:05
Encouraging volunteers in Albania 
For this year’s IVD Albania is organizing a conference with the theme: “What should be done to encourage volunteerism in Albania”.   Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog