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29 November 2005
UNDP chief applauds the efforts of volunteers worldwide  
In his first message as Administrator of UNDP on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day, Kemal Derviş applauds the efforts of volunteers worldwide who, together with the United Nations and the international community, are contributing to global efforts to fight extreme poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  Read article
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From: UN Development Programme
More about: Advocacy
Other languages: en français  en español  
29 November 2005
International Year of Volunteers was just the beginning: UNV head 
This year's International Volunteer Day message from Ad de Raad, UN Volunteers Executive Coordinator, reflects on how the  International Year of Volunteer has helped foster volunteerism -- from the increasing number of volunteer-related policies created by governments to the volunteers' important role in the recent  calamities in Central America, Southeast Asia and the United States.   Read article
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From: UN Volunteers, Germany
More about: Advocacy
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29 November 2005
Convocatòria de l'assemblea Anual de la Xarxa del Voluntaria d'Andorra i celebraciò del DIV  by Xarxa del Voluntariat
Es convida TOTES les entitats voluntàries sense ànim de lucre i que formen part de la Xarxa del Voluntariat d’Andorra, o que puguin estar interessades a formar-ne part, a participar en la ja habitual trobada d’entitats com la celebració del Dia internacional del Voluntariat.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Andorra  Advocacy
29 November 2005
Interviews & MDGs in Brazil by Chiara (UNV Brazil)
First of all thank you for your interest in our project! Feally, even if there is still many work to do, I think that we are on the right way! As for the interview, we will be interviewed by the Portal do Voluntário, this time Monica, the director of the ONG where I work, Natal Voluntários, will be interviewed!  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Brazil  Advocacy
29 November 2005
Cidade com Coração comemora Dia Internacional do Voluntário by Natal Voluntários
No Dia Internacional do Voluntário, 5 de dezembro, organizações e empresas de Natal o papel dos voluntários nas transformações sociais e planejam formas de envolvê-los ainda mais em causas de interesse público.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Brazil  Advocacy
28 November 2005
Send volunteer-made Christmas cards 
Send your yuletide greetings this year through cards made by volunteers.  Iwith.org, a Spain-based volunteer-involving organization, recently launched a Christmas card design contest and received more than 100 designs from volunteer designers.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Spain  Advocacy
27 November 2005
Acknowledging tsunami volunteers by Okama Ekpe Brook
Given the prominent role that volunteers including UNVs played during the post tsunami relief and reconstruction phase, the ex President of Sri Lanka, Ms. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kurmaratunga on the occasion of IVD will issue a televised statement in recognition of voluntary contributions.  Read entry
25 November 2005
Details of Kyrgyz celebration by Hugh Salmon
Summary of IVD Plans for Kyrgyzstan. Please also find attached publicity materials we have created / adapted: one banner for the entrance of the V-EXPO. We also adapted the IVD poster, in Russian (with headline in Russian, Kyrgyz and English), but it was too large for this email.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Kyrgyzstan  Advocacy
25 November 2005
Una sociedad solidaria en Peru by La Republica
Con motivo de la celebración del Día Internacional de los Voluntarios, el domingo 4 de diciembre delegaciones de voluntarios, personalidades y autoridades participarán de una misa en la Catedral de Lima a cargo del cardenal de Lima, Mons. Juan Luis Cipriani.   Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Peru  Advocacy
25 November 2005
Kyrgyzstan's unique opportunity 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: International Volunteer Day events in Kyrgyzstan will be a unique opportunity for local, national and international volunteer-involving organizations (VIOs) to exhibit their work to the public, and recruit new volunteers.   Read article

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