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16 December 2005
Volunteers add cheer to children's lives in Bangladesh by Raissa Muhutdinova
It is always a great inspiration to all of us to know that among the big family of UNV in Bangladesh there are individuals who not only have professional qualities, skills and knowledge but also have a humanitarian soul which drives them to care about those in need.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Bangladesh  Children  Poverty
16 December 2005
Orphans have a day out to mark IVD in Ghana by Augustina Tawiah
Accra, Ghana: Children from the Teshie Orphanage here in Accra had a nice time last Saturday when they went on an excursion to the Accra Zoo and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The excursion, which was part of activities marking the International Volunteer Day, helped the children to learn more about animals.  Read article

From: Graphic Ghana
More about: Ghana  Children  Education  Environment
Volunteers from the NGO School of Equal Opportunity performing at the International Volunteer Day celebrations on 5 December 2005, in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo: UN Volunteers Ukraine)
14 December 2005
Volunteer organisations in Ukraine discuss future partnerships  by Cristina Turci
On December 5th, the United Nations Volunteers serving in Ukraine along with the local community celebrated the International Volunteer Day by organizing a press conference and a Volunteer Organizations Information Fair.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Ukraine  Advocacy
Volunteers march through the streets of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2005. (Photo: UN Volunteers Nepal)
14 December 2005
Food distribution to street children part of IVD in Nepal by Beatriz Cook
Kathmandu, Nepal: A workshop on voluntarism and MDGs was led by the secretary of the National Planning Commission in Nepalgunj. Fifty participants from the District Development Councils, three NGOs, and volunteers from the government's volunteer arm, the National Development Volunteers Service (NDVS), attended the successful event.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Nepal
A member of the organization Motivatie (meaning 'motivation') receives the Organization of the Year 2005 award during the International Volunteer Day celebrations in Moldova in December 2005. Motivatie works for the welfare of people with physical disabilities. (Photo: Service for Peace, Moldova)
14 December 2005
Awards festival in Moldova recognizes volunteers’ work by Florin Turcanu
Chisinau, Moldova: Thanks to efforts of the Service for Peace (SFP) Moldova, the National Commission for UNESCO and the General Directorate of Education, Science, Youth and Sport, the third edition of Volunteers Festival successfully evolved as a part of International Volunteer Day celebration on 4 December 2005.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
14 December 2005
‘Volunteers in Bhutan’ calendar launched on IVD by Karma Choden
Thimphu, Bhutan: With the theme, ‘Everyday is a volunteer’s day: Have you volunteered today?’, local and international volunteers working in Bhutan joined the world to recognize and celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ of the world on International Volunteer Day on 5 December in Thimphu.   Read article

More about: Bhutan
Volunteers perform at a concert organized in Cambodia on the occasion of the International Volunteer Day on 5 December 2005. (Photo: UN Volunteers Cambodia)
14 December 2005
Concert, photo exhibition highlight volunteers’ contribution by Ruby Banez
Local and foreign volunteers as well as representatives from host and partner agencies of UNV participated in the International Volunteer Day celebration in Cambodia.   Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Cambodia  Advocacy
14 December 2005
IVD activities in Kenya focus on MDGs by Fatou Diop
International Volunteer Day (IVD) was celebrated in Kenya on Monday 5 December at UN Gigiri complex around the theme “Volunteering to promote awareness and achievement of the MDGs in the community”.    Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Kenya
Troy Barker, Operations Manager, UNDP (left) presents the plaque for winning the UN Volunteers Award, Barbados and the OECS to Mario Bento, Project Officer for the Waste Recycling Corporation (second from right). (Photo: Courtesy The Barbados Advocate)
13 December 2005
Two NGOs win awards for outstanding volunteerism by Patricia Thangaraj
Two organizations, one in Barbados and the other in Antigua, have captured the awards for outstanding volunteerism. The awards were presented at the UN Headquarters on International Volunteer Day.   Read article
Visitors crowding the booths at the exhibition organized in Cairo, Egypy on 10 December 2005 on the occasion of International Volunteer Day. (Photo: UN Volunteers Egypt)
12 December 2005
Egyptian youth explore ways to contribute to MDGs 
Cairo, Egypt: Over 3,000 Egyptian youth gathered at Al Azhar Park on Saturday to explore how and where they can volunteer to help Egypt achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.   Read article

From: UN Volunteers Egypt
More about: Egypt

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