Tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10)
Volunteering empowers people to take an active part in development, to take responsibility for the needs of others, and to make an impact in their own lives. Volunteering often starts at home: but together, volunteers can change the world.
These tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10) promotional materials are designed for national and international stakeholders and partners, in addition to UNV Field Units and UNV staff, committed to marking IYV+10 in their respective capacities. Read more
Bonn, Germany: The year 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV) 2001. Opportunities exist for activities throughout 2011 that will showcase the diversity, breadth and depth of volunteering, country by country, as well as worldwide. IYV +10 offers the chance to raise the profile of volunteering and mobilize many more volunteers. Read article
Bonn, Germany: Volunteer organizations, governments and international organizations from across the world are joining UN partners to plan for 2011, the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. Read article
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation in association with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in India and Anant Vikas Trust is bringing out a special issue of "The Peace Gong--the children’s newspaper" based on the four objectives of IYV+10: recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of Volunteerism.
In view of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+ 10) offers an opportunity to celebrate but also to assess the progress made towards achieving the objectives of IYV. The aim of this issue is to capture the voices of children across the world on VOLUNTEERING to facilitate efforts by children for a peaceful world.
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