14 December 2005, 14:31
by Fatou Diop
International Volunteer Day (IVD) was celebrated in Kenya on Monday 5 December at UN Gigiri complex around the theme “Volunteering to promote awareness and achievement of the MDGs in the community”.
The theme was selected based on the need to increase local knowledge about the MDGs and engage the community in volunteer activities to achieve the MDGs. Activities included marketing stalls to give UNVs, volunteer involving organizations (VIOs) and civil society organizations the opportunity to expose their work to the public, launch of UNV Kenya website, and publication of brochure on the UN Volunteers programme in Kenya.