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Without volunteering, sustainibility fails | 64th UN DPI/NGO
06 September 2011
“Volunteering needs to move centre stage in this debate, instead of being seen as just an add on,” said Marian Harkin, an Irish member of the European Parliament in addressing participants at the 64th annual DPO-NGO conference held in Bonn, Germany from 3-5 September. “There are figures that show for every euro you give to volunteering, you get back five to eight euros,” she said. “I don’t know any financial organisation that gives those sorts of returns.” Visit site
UN-NGO forum urges linking sustainable development with public engagement
06 September 2011
The annual joint conference of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) concluded on 5 September 2011 in Bonn, Germany, with calls for civil society to encourage people to realize that their local concerns were connected to the larger global issues.
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Countries:  Germany
NGOs gather in Bonn for sustainability summit
06 September 2011

From the Red Cross to Fairtrade, NGOs are meeting with UN bodies in Bonn to discuss ways of making societies more sustainable. It's a message that's been falling flat, but NGOs say time is running out.
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Without Volunteering, Sustainability Fails
05 September 2011
Volunteering needs to be made more attractive to the public if it is going to tackle global issues like sustainability, participants of the United Nations conference have today been told. Visit site
Countries:  Germany
Volunteers essential to sustainable development says UNV at UN NGO press conference
29 August 2011
In the lead-up to next week's UN DPI NGO Conference Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens in Bonn, the first official press conference was held at UN Headquarters in New York. Donna Keher, chief of UNV Partnerships and Communications Division, stressed the importance of the role played by people as volunteers to achieve sustainable development. Visit site
UN-NGO forum to focus on sustainable development and volunteerism
29 August 2011
Next week's annual joint conference of the United Nations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will focus on sustainable development, volunteerism and the power of individuals to effect change and transform communities. A record 2,000 representatives from 100 countries and territories are expected to attend the three-day 64th annual conference of the UN and NGOs, organized by the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), in partnership with the DPI/NGO Executive Committee, Germany and United Nations Volunteers. Visit site
Countries:  Germany
Yemeni youth volunteers celebrate International Youth Day
19 August 2011
United Nations Volunteers organized an event to celebrate International Youth Day with many young people who have taken part in diverse initiatives to bring about change in Yemeni society. Youth have played and increasingly important role this year after the Arab Spring revolutions and pro-change demonstrations that began in February. The event, which was attended by more than 200 youth, aimed to recognize their contributions, but also provide a space to exchange ideas and discuss challenges. Visit site
Countries:  Yemen
UNDP: Fully engaged youth can boost development
10 August 2011
The need for the international community, governments and the private sector to work more closely with youth, to build on their entrepreneurship and social commitment, including their active involvement in volunteerism and social causes around the world, was the focus of an event on Corporate Engagement and Youth Philanthropy as Pathways to Development, which wrapped up the UN High Level Meeting on Youth held in New York in July. Visit site
UNV tax collection specialist with UNDP in South Sudan
06 July 2011
Olympio Attiopoe (Ghana), a UNV tax collection specialist, is among 150 UN Volunteers deployed to South Sudan in a UNDP-managed capacity building programme and has helped Western Equatorial State to increase tax revenues from zero to 850,000USD since February. Visit site
64th Annual UNDPI/NGO Conference
24 June 2011
Bonn, Germany, is the Host City for the 64th Annual UNDPI/NGO Conference,  celebrating the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.  The theme of “Sustainable Societies; Responsive Citizens” allows the host country, Germany, and NGOs worldwide to showcase the impact volunteers make on sustainable livelihoods. Visit site

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