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Creating a volunteer observing network
30 May 2011
Volunteers play an important role in providing climate information. Their observations are critical to track local climate variations and impacts and to monitor changes in climate over time. Volunteers also play an important role in sensitizing the general public about weather and climate issues, serving as informal climate "ambassadors".

This year the United Nations celebrates the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers, paying tribute to the volunteers around the world who take an active part in improving the welfare of their communities. Visit site
Launch of Australian Volunteers for International Development
26 May 2011
The launching of Australian Volunteers allows the public to access volunteer information through a web portal, allows the Australian Government to further collaborate with volunteer service providers who share the objective of helping developing countries to achieve poverty reduction and sustainable development, and creates a united sense of Australians working together towards a common goal.

The Australian Government will also be providing funding to the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme to expand the UNV Online Volunteering service.

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"We hope number of volunteers in Turkey will increase"
25 April 2011
The Chief of the Development Division of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, Ghulam Isaczai, was in Turkey last week attending one of the regional meetings held to mark the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10). In an interview with the Anatolian News Agency, Mr Isaczai said there are currently 35 UN Volunteers in Turkey, most of them serving with UNHCR. Mr Isaczai explained that UNV hopes to increase the number of volunteers who can provide technical resources in the country. Visit site
Counting the volunteers the world counts on
23 March 2011
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies announced the release of a new manual to help statistical agencies around the world track the amount, type and value of volunteer work in their countries.

The manual, drafted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies in cooperation with the ILO and an International Technical Experts Group, and with the support of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, represents the first-ever internationally sanctioned guidance to statistical agencies for generating reliable, official data on volunteer work using a common definition and approach. Visit site
UN Volunteers greet Thai public at Volunteer Street Fair
02 March 2011
Forty volunteer organizations, including the United Nations Volunteers programme, participated in a Volunteer Street Fair in Bangkok organized by the Volunteer Spirit Network to mark International Volunteer Day in December 2010. Read
Countries:  Thailand
'High School Musical' Star Helps Keep Jakarta’s Kids in Focus
01 March 2011
Monique Coleman, best known for playing Taylor McKessie in “High School Musical,” recently visited Jakarta to spread her message as the United Nations Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth. At a table discussion with the staff from UN Information Center and the UN Volunteers, Coleman said she was excited to hear what young Indonesians want to share with her regarding their contribution to the society. Visit site
Meet the United Nations Volunteers of Cambodia
03 February 2011
Marion Huetter, a reporter with German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle's, The Global Ideas programme,  interviews UN Volunteers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where they are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10). Visit site
More about: Civil society
Countries:  Cambodia
Two Filipinos Among 2010 Honorees for Outstanding UN Online Volunteers
25 January 2011
Edwin Cuenco, a Filipino graphic artist and professor and Edith Marie Garingalao, a medical technologist were among the winners of the UNV Online Volunteering Award 2010 for their outstanding contributions to peace and development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Visit site
Volunteering for Southern Sudan’s referendum
19 January 2011
Dinah Kayumba, a Zambian journalist, arrived in Sudan last month to take up her duties as a public outreach officer for the UN Integrated Referendum and Electoral Division (UNIRED). This is her third stint as a UN Volunteer working on elections in a foreign country. Visit site
Countries:  Sudan
Table Talk with Flavia Pansieri
14 January 2011
Voluntary action is a real, important and measurable contribution to the moulding of society and it contributes to the strengthening of links that make a society harmonious. However, the quantity of what is being volunteered is grossly underestimated and many forms of volunteering are not acknowledged or recognised. Visit site

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