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La journée du volontariat au Togo
Lomé, Togo:22 July 2010
Le Togo reconnaît la valeur de l'engagement volontaire pour le développement lors des festivités de la Journée internationale des Volontaires.
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
Culture of Volunteerism English (5.1 mb) Culture of Volunteerism Armenian (5.39 mb)29 May 2010
Resolutions Leading to IYV+10
The following resolutions were created in the process of calling IYV+10: Read article28 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 article19 May 2010
UNV volunteer shoots '8 Goals for Africa'
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