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Uzbekistan IVD 2005 poster
06 December 2005
For the children of Kostruba, Uzbekistan by Matteo Mode
To mark International Volunteer Day 2005, the United Nations Volunteers and the donor community in Uzbekistan have organized an event in Nukus, Karakalpakstan, with the children of Kostruba, a remote community in Karakalpakstan.  Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Uzbekistan  Advocacy
05 December 2005
Journée internationale des Volontaires, Message d'Ad de Raad 
Bonn, L'Allemagne: Il y a quatre ans l’Année internationale des Volontaires (AIV) 2001 s’achevait. L’Année elle-même finissait sur une note optimiste, alors que les quatre piliers de l’AIV – une meilleure reconnaissance, promotion, facilitation et mise en réseau – créaient un élan qui élevait le profil du volontariat et des volontaires à un niveau jamais vu avant.  Read article

Other languages: in English  
05 December 2005
Message on International Volunteer Day 2005  
Bonn, Germany: Fours years ago today the International Year of Volunteers (IYV) 2001 came to a close. The Year itself ended on a high note, as the four pillars of IYV – greater recognition, promotion, facilitation and networking – generated a momentum that raised the profile of volunteerism and volunteers to a level never seen before.  Read article

Other languages: en français  
05 December 2005
I Volunteer...photo exhibit in Turkey by Basak Yalvac
Istanbul, Turkey: Volunteers throughout Turkey shared their silent commitment to the community in a childrens’ photo show, in Istanbul, 5 December. Exhibits from this, the first volunteers’ show were the work of 55 volunteers, hand-picked from over 400 entry snapshots of children in need, attending non-formal activities with the support of young Turkish volunteers in 27 locations across Turkey.  Read article

More about: Turkey  Advocacy
05 December 2005
Petrol prices make volunteering too expensive in Australia: National survey 
Canberra, Australia: Coinciding with International Volunteer Day, Volunteering Australia, the national peak body for volunteering, has found that a staggering 52 per cent of surveyed organizations say their volunteers plan to stop or reduce their participation, including 11 per cent who have already stopped or changed volunteering, because of increased petrol costs.  Read article
05 December 2005
Greek volunteers receive awards by Annita Paschalinou
Athens, Greece: On the occasion of the International Volunteer Day, the Greek Ministry of Health awarded organizations and individuals for their volunteer work in 2005.   Read entry

From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Greece  Advocacy
05 December 2005
Lanzamiento de la nueva página Web de VNU Honduras 
Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Voluntarios de Naciones Unidas (VNU) Honduras lanza de nuevo su página Web con una versión bilingüe español/inglés que incluye nuevas secciones como la Galería de Fotos, Preguntas Mas Frecuentes (FAQ) y secciones de Empleo, y una muestra rápida de fotografías que expone el trabajo de VNU en Honduras.  Read article
(From left) Ann Curry, Iain Logan and Isela Chavarria listen to the UN Secretary General's IVD message, being read out by Edward Mortimer at the discussion panel held at the UN headquarters in New York on 5 December 2005. (Photo: Luiz Rampelotto/HotNYC)
05 December 2005
Discussion on volunteerism in UN headquarters by Karin Svadlenak-Gomez
New York, USA : International Volunteer Day was celebrated at the UN Secretariat in New York, USA today with a discussion panel on volunteering and the role of volunteers in responding to natural disasters and ‘silent crises’ such as poverty and disease.  Read article

More about: United States  Advocacy
A section of the audience at the International Volunteer Day celebration in Lusaka, Zambia on 5 December 2005. (Photo: UN Volunteers Zambia)
05 December 2005
Volunteerism key to attaining development targets 
Lusaka, Zambia: The Zambian government says it is committed to promoting the spirit of volunteerism and supporting initiatives aimed at empowering the community for national development.   Read article

More about: Zambia  Activism
05 December 2005
The power of image, the power of volunteers by Khalid Al-Moualem
Damascus, Syria: “The Power of Image, the Power of Volunteers: Volunteerism and Development through the eyes of Women” is the title of a month-long photography workshop starting on International Volunteer Day (IVD), 5 December, and continuing until 2 January.   Read article

From: UN Volunteers Syria
More about: Syria  Advocacy

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