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Contribution of volunteers to MDGs
To read about the contribution of volunteers to the achievement of individual MDG goals, click on the respective goal icon below.
20 December 2012
UN Resolution 67/138: Integrating volunteering in the next decade 
New York, USA: The UN General Assembly adopted the Resolution on "Integrating Volunteering in the Next Decade", which was co-facilitated by Brazil and Japan.    Read article

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19 May 2010
UNV volunteer shoots '8 Goals for Africa' 
Pretoria, South Africa: A UNV volunteer has brought together Africa's top musicians for a high-profile campaign connecting the Millennium Development Goals with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.  Read article


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25 October 2011
UNICEF/UN Volunteers: Volunteering for behavioural change in Egypt 
Egypt: When thinking of a volunteer, what comes to the mind of most people is a youth working in the field in an emergency zone. The link between the words ‘volunteer’ and ‘desk job’ is, to say the least, not very common.  Read article


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25 November 2011
The Women of Villa El Salvador and the Volunteering "Bug" 
Lima, Peru: On the occasion of the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), we invite you to read this collaborative piece--between UNWomen and the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10)--that celebrates the work of women volunteers in Villa El Salvador.  Read article


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19 May 2010
UNV volunteer shoots '8 Goals for Africa' 
Pretoria, South Africa: A UNV volunteer has brought together Africa's top musicians for a high-profile campaign connecting the Millennium Development Goals with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.  Read article


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19 May 2010
UNV volunteer shoots '8 Goals for Africa' 
Pretoria, South Africa: A UNV volunteer has brought together Africa's top musicians for a high-profile campaign connecting the Millennium Development Goals with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.  Read article


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20 December 2011
La journée du volontariat au Togo 
Lomé, Togo:
Le Togo reconnaît la valeur de l'engagement volontaire pour le développement lors des festivités de la Journée internationale des Volontaires.
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20 December 2011
La journée du volontariat au Togo 
Lomé, Togo:
Le Togo reconnaît la valeur de l'engagement volontaire pour le développement lors des festivités de la Journée internationale des Volontaires.
  Read article


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22 July 2011
Sustainable Societies, Responsive Citizens 
Commit. Encourage. Volunteer.

That’s the tagline for the world’s biggest annual conference for the NGO community, which in 2011 fits right in with the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.  Read article