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IYV+10 background
Background information on the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10).
26 August 2010
Outcome of IYV 2001 in European Union 
Statement by Ole E. Moesby, Minister and Deputy Permanent Representative of Denmark to UN, on behalf of the European Union, at the 57th Session of the UN General Assembly, on 26 November 2002.   Read article
23 August 2010
Vision Statement 
The Vision Statement discusses the goals and objectives of the year. The Vision Statement is available in branded and non-branded form. A non-branded version can be used in the context of your activities to mark IYV+10 with your organization’s header or logo. Please see the article to download the document in the 6 offcial UN Languages.  Read article
23 August 2010
Global Call for Action 
The Global Call for Action encourages various actors, at the international, national and regional level, to join the effort and become involved in marking IYV+10. The Global Call for Action is available in branded and non-branded form under Background. A non-branded version can be used in the context of your activities to mark IYV+10 with your organization’s header or logo. Please see the article to download the document in the 6 offcial UN Languages.  Read article
28 May 2010
The history: The original IYV 2001 
Bonn, Germany: In 1997, the UN General Assembly, convinced that the need for volunteer effort was greater than ever and that a year designed to enhance the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteer service could make a significant contribution to generating increased awareness of the achievements and further potential of volunteerism, proclaimed 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers - or 'IYV'.  Read article
More about: Activism  Civil society
02 February 2010
Consultative Stakeholders' Meeting on the International Year of Volunteers + 10 (IYV+10) 
The Consultative Meeting on the International Year of Volunteers + 10 (IYV+10), hosted by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Bonn was an opportunity for diverse organizations to discuss ways to mark this anniversary.   Read article