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05 December 2006
Let's applaud hard-working volunteers by Christopher Cutler
Christopher Cutler, executive director of the Canada-based Volunteer Hamilton attests that volunteering is the lifeblood of the community. Volunteering does not only enable us to assist other people, he writes, it also  help us undestand that people are different and express our human values.
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More about: Canada  Advocacy
05 December 2006
Volunteers help build a stronger society by Khalid Malik
Efforts of thousands of university graduates in helping China's poorest are being recognized on IVD.  Read article

From: China Daily, China
More about: China  MDGs: General
04 December 2006
Volunteers maintain professionalism: Volunteering Ireland 
Dublin, Ireland: Non-profit organizations rely on volunteers to maintain crucial standards of professionalism and accountability in their work, says head of Volunteering Ireland Stuart Garland in his message for IVD 2006.  Read entry

From: Volunteering Ireland
More about: Ireland  Advocacy
04 December 2006
Célébration des contribution au développement de Burkina Faso á la JIV 
Ougadougou, Burkina Faso: Comme chaque année, le Burkina Faso s’apprête à célébrer la Journée internationale des volontaires pour souligner les contributions de volontaires à la paix et au développement.  Read article

04 December 2006
Bringing joy to tsunami victims in Indonesia 
Banda Aceh, Indonesia: More than 100 people, many of them affected by the 2004 tsunami, participated in a ‘Volunteer Awareness Campaign’ organized by United Nations Volunteers programme in Banda Aceh on 2 December.   Read article

More about: Indonesia
04 December 2006
100 million volunteers recognized for successful humanitarian assistance 
Geneva, Switzerland: The 100 million Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and members around the world are essential to making sure millions of vulnerable people receive appropriate humanitarian assistance, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies statement for International Volunteer Day, 5 December.   Read article
01 December 2006
Supporting Kenya's vulnerable children by Fatou Diop
Nairobi, Kenya: In Kenya, government agencies and volunteer organizations are joining hands to support children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.  Aside from holding a ceremony to commemorate IVD, volunteers from various agencies will also visit orphanages and hold a tree-planting session.  Read article

More about: Kenya  Children  MDG 6
01 December 2006
Volunteerism: The backbone of dynamic development 
In his IVD 2006 message, UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis commemorates the spirit of volunteerism and the commitment of individual volunteers giving their expertise to improve the lives of others.  Read article

From: UN Development Programme
Other languages: en français  
01 December 2006
Providing free medical consultations in Trinidad & Tobago 
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago: To commemorate the International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2006, four medical camps will be organized to promote the concept of "volunteerism for development"on 4-5 December in Port of Spain, San Fernando, Arima and Scarborough.  Read article

01 December 2006
'For the Love of Life' in Viet Nam 
Ha Noi, Viet Nam: This year UN agencies, the Hanoi Disabled People’s Association and similar organizations will hold an exchange programme called "For the Love of Life" on 3 December at Thong Nhat park in Ha Noi.  Read article

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