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20 December 2011
La journée du volontariat au Togo 
Marche en faveur du volontariat au Togo au cours des festivités de la Journée internationale des Volontaires en 2011. (Programme VNU)
Lomé, Togo:
Le Togo reconnaît la valeur de l'engagement volontaire pour le développement lors des festivités de la Journée internationale des Volontaires.
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More about: Togo  Activism  Environment  Health  MDG 6  MDG 7
11 August 2011
The voice of youth: International Day of Youth 
In Thateng town, Sekong Province, 800 km south of the capital of Lao PDR, 19-year-old Nouan Anong fits her headphones for the morning news. Nouan is a volunteer radio anchor with the Thatheng Ethnic Community Radio for Development station. “This is a unique opportunity to volunteer and represent my Ta-oi ethnic group,” says Nouan. “I can communicate in my own language so the community understands what is happening around them.” Through volunteering, Nouan has become the voice of her peers. (Philippe Pernet / UNV)
Bonn, Germany: This year marks both the International Year of Youth and the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10). It’s a unique opportunity to recognize how young people can take a stand and help change the world for the better.  Read article
More about: Lao PDR
03 June 2011
Youth volunteering, social integration and decent work: Inspiring leadership 
As we mark the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding as well as the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers, we are pleased to release this discussion paper on “Youth Volunteering, Social Integration, and Decent Work: Inspiring Leadership.”  Read article
14 April 2011
Global Youth Service Day - 15-17 April 
It's Global Youth Service Day - not one, but three days, in fact - running from 15-17 April.

Global Youth Service Day has happened every year since 1988 and celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth help their communities through volunteering. It is the largest such event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.

Celebrated each year in over 100 countries, millions of children and youth work together with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national service programmes, government agencies, and others to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.

Global Youth Service Day is thus truly international. Click here to find out what's happening in Argentina for example (in Spanish) - and check out the main GYSD website here:

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08 March 2011
Changing men's mindsets on Women's Day 
In Pakistan, UN Volunteer Rizwan Latif (left) talks about women's rights. (W. Anees/UNV)
Uttar Pradesh, India; Islamabad, Pakistan: Harish Chandra Verma, 25, lives in Fatehpur in India's Uttar Pradesh. "Women in our society are the worst sufferers when it comes to gender-based violence," he says. "Women don’t have a right to do what they wish for…” But he feels that projects which use volunteers as advocates for change, are beginning to alter people's mindsets.   Read article
More about: Gender  MDG 3

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