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06 December 2006
Su salario es sólo uno "gracias" 
En México, el pasado 29 de noviembre, el ex presidente Vicente Fox entregó el Premio Nacional al Voluntario 2006, acto que fue celebrado en el salón Adolfo López Mateos, de la residencia oficial de Los Pinos.  Read article

More about: Mexico  Advocacy
06 December 2006
UN marks International Volunteer Day with calls to humanity’s better nature 
New York, USA: The United Nations today honoured the tens of thousands of volunteers from both developing and industrialized countries who over the past 35 years have supported the Organization’s peace, relief and development initiatives around the planet, as well as the millions of others who daily offer their humanitarian services.   Read article

From: UN News Centre
More about: Advocacy
06 December 2006
Korean government forms committee to promote volunteering 
Seoul, Korea: The government of South Korea formed a committee on volunteer promotion to address social inclusion issues.  Read article

From: Volunteer21, Rep. of Korea
06 December 2006
Promove participação da juventude nos Objetivos do Milênio 
Sao Paolo, Brazil: Em 2015, um jovem de 17 nos dias atuais terá 26 anos. Um de 26 agora terá 35. Até o ano de 2015, a Organização das Nações Unidas pretende alcançar os 8 Objetivos do Milênio (ODMs) – que têm como finalidade tornar o mundo mais justo e igualitário para todas as pessoas, por meio de uma série de ações que vão desde a redução da fome e da miséria; passando por uma educação de qualidade; valorização da mulher; redução da mortalidade infantil, entre outras.  Read article

From: Natal Voluntários, Brazil
More about: Brazil  MDGs: General  Youth
05 December 2006
International Volunteer Day in Latin America 
Latin America celebrated the International Day of Volunters in different ways according to each country’s culture, interests and possibilities. With great initiative volunteers gathered together to make visible the work of volunteers through several events in different cities. Here are some examples that can offer ideas for future celebrations.   Read article

From: IAVE
More about: Brazil  Colombia  Ecuador  Peru  Venezuela
05 December 2006
Dedication & action: Ethiopia celebrates IVD 
Mekele, Ethiopia: The International Volunteers Day was celebrated in Ethiopia at the Martyrs’ Memorial Monument in Mekele, Tigray Regional State on December 5, 2006. The celebration to be accompanied by a one-day annual workshop, was attended by 160 volunteers and representatives of the UNDP Ethiopia Country Office, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), other UN agencies including UNICEF, UNHCR and WFP, representatives of various line bureaus of Tigray Regional State such as the regional HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Organization (HAPCO) and other non- governmental and faith-based organizations.   Read article

More about: Ethiopia  Advocacy
05 December 2006
Ireland launches redesigned volunteer site 
Dublin, Ireland: Volunteer Centres Ireland (VCI) launched a new web site that makes volunteering in the country easier, www.volunteer.ie Read article

More about: Ireland  ICT  Infrastructure
05 December 2006
Cambodia shows 'citizenship in action' by Catherine Cecil
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Youth Star Cambodia joins thousands of volunteers worldwide in celebrating International Volunteer Day today by recognizing the contribution of volunteers throughout Cambodia.  Read article

More about: Cambodia  Advocacy  Youth
05 December 2006
Swiss President acknowledges importance of volunteers 
Berne, Switzerland: Swiss President Moritz Leuenberger has praised Switzerland's volunteer workers for their essential contribution to society.  Read article

From: Swiss Info
05 December 2006
Film captures young volunteers' journey 
Earthwatch, an environmental volunteer organization, salutes its volunteers through a film documentary about three young Americans and their volunteering journey around the world.  Read article

From: Earthwatch Institute
More about: Environment

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