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19 May 2010
UNV volunteer shoots '8 Goals for Africa' 
Accompanied by a music video, ‘8 Goals for Africa’ is being disseminated free of charge locally and internationally, before, during and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The performing artists will also make special appearances during the soccer tournament, promoting the MDGs and calling for action. 
The music video will be screened throughout the World Cup, across all the fan parks and public viewing areas. On the day of the finals, all eight artists will come together to sing the song in a live performance at the Soccer City Fan Fest in Johannesburg. The video will also be distributed to the international media. (UNIC South Africa/'8 Goals for the MDGs')
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
17 February 2009
Sailing the Nile 2008 
Cairo, Egypt: The Sailing the Nile for the Millennium Development Goals Campaign 2008 reached its final destination in Cairo on 13 December 2008. The closing event also celebrated International Volunteer Day  and International Human Rights Day.  Read article
22 January 2009
New MDG cartoons for Kosovo 
Pristina, Kosovo: For IVD, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme team in Kosovo commissioned a local artist to come up with a new spin on the Millennium Development Goals.  Read article
05 December 2008
Bangladesh - Volunteer Against Poverty by Ngozi Otti
IVD in Bangladesh meant a sticker campaign on the theme 'Volunteer Against Poverty'. (UNV)
Dhaka, Bangladesh: In Bangladesh this year our theme is 'Volunteers Against Poverty' (VAP). The choice of this theme is as a result of the hydra-headed impacts of poverty in every aspect of lives both in Bangladesh and beyond.  Read article
05 December 2008
Bangladesh - Volunteer Against Poverty by Ngozi Otti
IVD in Bangladesh meant a sticker campaign on the theme 'Volunteer Against Poverty'. (UNV)
Dhaka, Bangladesh: In Bangladesh this year our theme is 'Volunteers Against Poverty' (VAP). The choice of this theme is as a result of the hydra-headed impacts of poverty in every aspect of lives both in Bangladesh and beyond.  Read article

 

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D Foundation (India) 
D-Foundation is a grassroots community development NGO in Sarnath, Varanasi, India. It works to help the poor and destitute become self-sufficient through developing human resources – training, education, jobs, livelihoods and direct support.   Visit site
Fight Hunger: Walk the World 
Fight Hunger: Walk the World is a global annual event to raise the awareness and the funds needed to help end child hunger. Join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and tens of thousands of individuals around the world to 'walk the world' in 24 hours and across 24 time zones.    Visit site
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty 
The Global Call to Action against Poverty is a worldwide alliance committed to making world leaders live up to their promises, and to making a breakthrough on poverty in 2005.   Visit site