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IVD 2009: Volunteering for our Planet
'Volunteering for our Planet', UNV's theme for International Volunteer Day 2009, recognized and promoted voluntary effort for the environment.

Volunteers around the world registered more than 1.5 million hours of environmental activities during our campaign, covering the six months to International Volunteer Day, 5 December 2009.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme reported that number to the delegates of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP15, in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2009.

Read more below about our environmental action and activities around the world.

Volunteering for our Planet
Sarajevo seals the deal
24 February 2010
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: UNV Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with Ekotim, Sumero and OSCE, celebrated International Volunteer Day in Sarajevo through a range of activities to highlight the role and contribution of volunteerism and civic engagement. Read
More about: Environment
Nepal stands still for climate change awareness
23 February 2010
Kathmandu, Nepal: Nepal stands still to raise awareness of climate change Read
Countries:  Nepal
Green activities on IVD in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
17 February 2010
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: International Volunteer Day was celebrated in Kinshasa and other parts of the country on Saturday 5 December. UNV volunteers assigned to MONUC and to UN agencies were the initiators of a series of activities around the theme 'Volunteering for our Planet'. Read
Climate change no joke as Indonesia goes for a song
06 February 2010
Jakarta, Indonesia: UNV Indonesia organized environmental comic and song competitions with high schools. Read
More about: Environment  Youth
Countries:  Indonesia
'Clean city, clean mind'
03 February 2010
Korat, Thailand: In Thailand, 5 December coincides with His Majesty the King’s birthday. In honour of volunteering and the King, UNV and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)Environment Unit were involved in a tree planting event in Korat (Nakhon Ratchasima) to help the municipality become a low carbon city. Read
More about: Environment
Countries:  Thailand

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