Youth - Related links
Progressive Volunteers (PV) 
Progressive Volunteers (PV) is a community based organization focused on strengthening a wide and comitted volunteering network in Kenya. PV is contributing to social and economic development throughout the country by organizing volunteers and by promoting community development initiatives.   Visit site
Youth Association for Culture and Development (YACD) 
YACD is a youth association in Morocco that provides young people with knowledge and skills, while promoting peace, tolerance and solidarity. Its international learning programmes address social and educational needs. The overall goal is to improve intercultural cooperation among young people.  Visit site
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13th World Scout Moot 2010: 27th July - 7th August 2010 
The World Organization of Scout Movement’s 13th World Scout Moot will be hosted by The Kenya Scouts Association on behalf of Africa Scout Region. As the first Scout Moot to be held in Africa, it’s a very special occasion for the whole continent. Young adults aged 18 – 25 years will come together to share experiences and participate in offering of service to communities. It is an opportunity for the young people to discover their full potential, serve the community and have fun with purpose, as they enjoy the Kenyan beaches, culture, safari and adventure.   Visit site
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World Youth Conference, Mexico City, Mexico: 23-28 August 2010 
The Government of Mexico, in partnership with the United Nations system and civil society organizations initiated a conference to bring together government representatives and civil society organizations to discuss and reflect upon the role youth plays in achieving peace and development. WYC Mexico 2010 will be a space for the international community to dialogue and reflect upon the role of youth, in their contribution to define actions for the fulfilment of the MDGs and the new agenda of development that will be established in 2015.   Visit site
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America's top ten youth volunteers 
For their extraordinary efforts in serving others through volunteerism, ten middle and high school students were named America’s top ten youth volunteers for 2008 in a ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters.   Visit site
Global Youth Service Day - 24-26 April 
During Global Youth Service Day, millions of youth around the world organize community service projects to address the needs of their local communities through service, to be recognized for their contributions, and to be a part of a global youth service movement.

Over the past 21 years, Global Youth Service Day has brought together more than 40 million people in thousands of communities worldwide. It is held during a weekend every April in over 100 countries in every region of the world.

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V::I::P - Promotion of Local and International Youth Volunteering for Peace Building and Conflict Resolution in Europe 
The report presents good practices workshops on local youth volunteering projects for conflict resolution and peace building in Europe, discusses the role of donors and governments in stimulating the potential of volunteering, and showcases the diverse contributions of volunteering to the peace building and conflict resolution process.  Visit site
IVD roundtable in Albania 
In commemoration of International Volunteer Day, UNV and its partners organized a roundtable session on 'Volunteerism for Development and Integration' at the Tirana International Hotel.  Visit site
Filling the need to help others 
Li Shuo will never forget what she did this summer. "I was part of the Olympics," the 20-year-old student from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine said.

Li was not an athlete taking part in the Games, but did what many would also think was equally meaningful - serving as a volunteer for her Olympic host city.

"I feel so lucky and proud to have been a part of such a historic event and it will probably be the most valuable chapter of my life," Li told China Daily Thursday, the eve of International Volunteer Day.

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Yoith Service Initiative (Netherlands) 
YSI is an organization founded by young people, for young people. The overall aim is to create a youth culture of service’ by encouraging young people to take initiative in their community. At the same time YSI is a one year volunteer program for the international youths who want to train in becoming exemplary in the field of service.  Visit site

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