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13 November 2015
UN Resolution 70/129: Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond 
New York, USA: The UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution on "Integrating volunteering into peace and development: the plan of action for the next decade and beyond", co-facilitated by Brazil and Japan and co-sponsored by 100 Member States.  Read article
25 November 2011
Call for writing submissions from children 
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation in association with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in India and Anant Vikas Trust is bringing out a special issue of "The Peace Gong--the children’s newspaper" based on the four objectives of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10): recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteerism.   Read article
28 October 2011
Internationally acclaimed singer dedicates song to volunteers worldwide 
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo, dedicates a song to volunteers around the world. Photo: Nigel Garvey
Internationally acclaimed singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo, joined forces with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme this week, ahead of a 5 December UN General Assembly Session on volunteerism. UNV’s message to Member States is clear - millions of volunteers are changing lives for the better every day and with better recognition and support much more can be done.    Read article
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
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12 August 2010
Happy International Youth Day and Launch of the International Year of Youth 
August 12, 2010 marks the beginning of the International Year of Youth (IYY). IYY provides an opportunity to bring together youth internationally to advance on the “challenges facing humankind.”  Read article


Related links
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
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
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

Related blog entries
12 February 2008, 08:54
Kosovo: Talk on volunteering 
Thanks to the kind offer and cooperation from University Resource Hub (Kosovo Youth Development Project led by the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports); UNV Kosovo organized two meetings with students to talk about volunteering in Pristine and in North Mitrovica.  Read entry
From: IVD 2007 Blog
04 December 2007, 16:11
En Mauritanie: les jeunes, société changeante pour JIV 2007 
En Mauritanie, les jeunes représentent le moteur d’une société changeante et doivent donc devenir des exemples de solidarité. Néanmoins dans cette société, le volontariat.  Read entry