Culture & sports
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10 April 2011
Activism, solidarity, volunteering at Manu Chao concert by Bojana Batinic and Beta Siebenmann
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 article26 February 2011
Volunteering goes for a song in Jakarta
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 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
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 article18 August 2008
Recognizing volunteers at the Beijing Olympics
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