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05 December 2008  - 05 December 2008
Nepal - IVD events - Kathmandu cleanup

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in collaboration with Volunteer Sending Agencies (VSAs) in Nepal is celebrating International Volunteer Day in Kathmandu on Friday 5 December 2008. This day intends to strengthen mutual cooperation between all national and international volunteers and volunteer sending agencies around the world to work on common ground towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

For Nepal, this year UNV and VSAs in Nepal have proposed a street cleaning campaign in Kathmandu to highlight the positive aspects of volunteerism and we anticipate about more than 300 national and international volunteers to participate in the event, including some street children. There will be some high officials from UNDP Country Office Team also participating in the cleaning campaign.
07:30 am - Gathering of Volunteers and VSAs in front of P.K. (Women) Campus Bagbazaar.
08:00 am - Start Cleaning (Bagbazaar – Ratnapark)
10:00 am - Arrival of Chief Guest and other distinguished persons at Ratnapark (Shangkhadhar Park) in Garden Area.
10:30 am - Welcome remarks, PRAYAS play (with street children)
11:00 am - Speeches (few words from Chief Guest and other guests).
12:00 noon - Refreshment and closing remarks from representative of VSA

The following are the collaborating VSAs and other local NGOs in Nepal:

Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Student Partnership Worldwide (SPW), Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI), Global Action Network (GAN), Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD), Volunteer Initiatives Nepal (VIN), Youth Action Nepal (YAN), Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), PRAYAS, National Development Volunteer Service (NDVS), Returned United Nations Volunteers Association in Nepal (RUNVAN), Kathmandu Training Centre (KTC), Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), United Nations Assistance Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)