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10 April 2011
Activism, solidarity, volunteering at Manu Chao concert by Bojana Batinic and Beta Siebenmann
In addition to creating music famous for blending languages and music styles, Manu Chao is also one of the most socially-engaged artists and activists drawing attention to social issues and promoting tolerance and solidarity. (UNV/A. Kapetanovic)
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: As part of this nine-country Balkan tour, Manu Chao is donating the proceeds from tour merchandise to support local activists and organizations introducing positive changes to society.   Read article
26 February 2011
Volunteering goes for a song in Jakarta 
Monique Coleman, star of the popular Disney franchise 'High School Musical' visited Indonesia on 21-22 February as part of a world tour to promote the International Year of Youth. (UNIC)
Jakarta, Indonesia: Volunteers in Indonesia had the chance to lay on a real-life 'High School Musical' with the help of actress Monique Coleman. The 30-year-old star of the popular Disney franchise visited Indonesia on 21-22 February as part of a world tour to promote the International Year of Youth.   Read article
More about: Indonesia  Youth
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
15 January 2009
Health and sports in N’Djamena 
N'Djamana, Chad: With the participation of civil society and the Government, UNV in Chad organized two events in N’Djamena to celebrate the 24th International Volunteer Day (IVD) and promote the spirit of volunteerism especially among youth, who represent almost half of the Chadian population.   Read article
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More about: Chad  Health  Youth
18 August 2008
Recognizing volunteers at the Beijing Olympics 
The Beijing 2008 volunteers logo. (Beijing 2008)
Beijing, China: The UN's Olympic volunteer celebration on 7 August, organized by UNV and UNDP, was covered by China's top prime time news programme 'Xinwen Lianbo' and leading English newspaper, China Daily. Visit links to English- and Chinese-language coverage.  Read article
More about: China  Advocacy  MDG 8  Management


Related links
Volunteers have got it licked in Hong Kong 
The Hong Kong Post announced that a set of special stamps on the theme of volunteerism will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on 29 March.  Visit site
Children Welfare Concern Society (CWCS) 
Children Welfare Concern Society (CWCS) aims at preserving the children and their rights, children who have been suffering from natural disaster or conflict, lost their parents or live in poverty. The organization's focus is on the children’s rehabilitation and education, as well as on women's empowerment.   Visit site
Asociacion Artistica para Niños 
ASART (La Asociación Artística para Niños), is a non profit organization interested in the achievement of a culture of peace. The organization works with marginal urban communities, develops projects focused on children and teenagers rights, environmental issues and peace in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.  Visit site

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31 December 2007, 13:34
Burundi: Sports and donating hospital materials 
In Burundi, the day long IVD programme started in the morning with sports activities; the football, basketball and volley ball teams came from Network of local associations in Burundi and Kamenge Youth Center, among others.  Read entry
From: IVD 2007 Blog
04 December 2006, 15:55
Olympics & Live Aid in a mixer 
The volunteers, with the help from the United Nations are throwing a music-cum-sports spectacle.  Imagine the Olympics and Live Aid put into a cocktail mixer, a dash of coconuts, palm trees, sunshine and smiles, shaken, not stirred and poured out onto St Joseph’s College, Lotopa’s sports field.  Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog