10 April 2011
Activism, solidarity, volunteering at Manu Chao concert by Bojana Batinic and Beta Siebenmann
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina:
06 April 2011
As part of this nine-country Balkan tour, Manu Chao is donating the proceeds from tour merchandise to support local activists and organizations introducing positive changes to society. Read article
Village volunteers and a healthier Nepal
29 March 2011
"In the last 15 years, we have managed to reduce child mortality by two-thirds... it can be credited the role played by the Female Community Health Volunteers." Read article
Latin American organizations take common position on volunteering
28 March 2011
Organizations from across Latin American civil society have agreed to work together on influencing policy and promoting the impact of volunteer work on development. Read article
Voluntary sector gathers to boost development debate in Latin America
28 March 2011
"Volunteering is an essential tool of governance by the people and for the people, a tool for citizens’ participation": Ricardo Carrillo, Under-Secretary of People, Social Movements and Citizen Participation in Ecuador.
Volunteering organizations are currently gathering in Quito for the first in a series of get-togethers aimed at paving the way for a World Volunteer Coalition. Read article
Encuentro del sector voluntario impulsa debate sobre desarrollo en América Latina
26 March 2011
"El voluntariado es una herramienta fundamental de gobierno por y para el pueblo, una herramienta de participación ciudadana," ha dicho Ricardo Carrillo, Viceministro de la Secretaría de Pueblos, Movimientos Sociales y Participación Ciudadana de Ecuador. El encuentro de Quito reúne a diferentes entidades involucradas en el voluntariado para abrir el camino hacia una Coalición Mundial de Voluntariado.
Earth Hour: 26 March 2011
23 March 2011
Here's a simple way we can all volunteer and make a difference - switch off the lights! Earth Hour makes a statement about climate change, and at 8:30pm, lights will switch off around the globe and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour... Visit site
Water is life by Anna Paolini
21 March 2011
Modern environmental activism and awareness is largely the result of the dedication of volunteers, and UNV will be supporting a number of community events such as the activities at Nayfeh throughout 2011 which happens to be the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.
Indeed, the responsibility in addressing the water scarcity challenge in Jordan rests with all corners of society, from the government to corporations, international organisations and most importantly individual citizens. Visit site
Together, but apart at Japanese refugee centre by Huw Griffith
18 March 2011
The sign on the wall of the school hall that is now home to hundreds of Japan's tsunami homeless reads: "Let's all support each other. One for all and all for one."
The rescue centre at Daiichi middle school in Rikuzentakata is testament to that spirit of standing together in the face of an incomprehensible tragedy. Staffed by 21 volunteers, many of whom lost homes and family members themselves when the devastating power of the sea crashed into the city on Japan's northeast coast, it runs on hope and determination.
Volunteers have got it licked in Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China:
12 March 2011
The Hong Kong Post announced that a set of special stamps on the theme of volunteerism will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on 29 March. Visit site
Focus: ‘V’ for ‘Visibility’ in Sri Lanka by Sonia Josserand Mercier, UNV Programme Officer, Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka:
In Sri Lanka, efforts are underway to ensure the International Year of Volunteers +10 gets all the visibility needed - from online to the cricket creaseline... Read article