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20 December 2011
La journée du volontariat au Togo 
Marche en faveur du volontariat au Togo au cours des festivités de la Journée internationale des Volontaires en 2011. (Programme VNU)
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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More about: Togo  Activism  Environment  Health  MDG 7  Youth
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
01 December 2008
World AIDS Day 2008: Happiness is always within our reach (part I) by Phạm Thị Huệ
UNV volunteer Phạm Thị Huệ is herself living with HIV. (UNV)
Hai Phong, Viet Nam: "Early in 2001, after months of anxious waiting, I gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. But the overwhelming happiness was soon extinguished when a nurse told me that I had been infected with HIV."    Read article

 

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Youth and volunteerism- Not every kid dares 
The rain hardly stops in Vanuatu. It’s pouring as usual when Jayleen sets out on her daily walk among thatched villages to talk to the local Ni-Van youth face-to-face about HIV and AIDS. She is a Peer Educator who volunteers her time and energy to fight the roots of the disease: ignorance.

Volunteering is perfect for tapping into the idealism and drive of young people, and gives them a real space for participating in community development. This year, 2011, not only marks the International Year of Youth but also the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. It’s a fantastic opportunity to put words into action and make the potential of youth a reality.

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Tehran's health patrol 
Iran Mokhtari, now 57, was one of the first recruits. Although she had only a primary-school education, she was taught the information that she needed to pass on in her community. Stopping at a home on her street, she rings a neighbor's doorbell. "Open up. I'm your health volunteer," she says, and instantly, the door is buzzed open.  Visit site
KACCAD (Uganda) 
Since its inception KACCAD's goal has been to create awareness and development projects to raise the standard of living of underprivileged people in Wakiso and Mpigi Districts of Uganda. KACCAD is especially committed to empowering orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), women, people from child-headed households, women headed households, people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and those with disabilities.   Visit site

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01 December 2006, 09:41
Fighting Aids & launching volunteer research in India 
The United Nations Volunteer programme in India is working together with other international agencies and national volunteer organizations in the country to strengthen the fight against HIV/AIDS, on 2 December. In addition, for International Volunteer Day, they are planning to hold a seminar about India and China, and launch a study on volunteering.  Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog
29 November 2006, 10:34
'Let the evidence speak' for volunteerism in Ethiopia 
Volunteer-involving organizations in Ethiopia will hold an exhibit, "Let evidence speak", to express appreciation to volunteers' contribution to the country's development.  Read entry
From: IVD 2006 Blog