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Volunteers are powerful force for peace and development: UN report
12 December 2011
Stressing that volunteerism contributes to the well-being of individuals, communities and society, a new United Nations report released Tuesday urges countries not to forget this largely untapped asset. The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report by UN Volunteers (UNV) presents  for the first time empirical evidence of the importance and  contribution of volunteerism on a global scale. Visit site
IVD 2011 Why Volunteering Matters (in GBV prevention)
12 December 2011
Volunteerism is an essential component of any strategy that recognizes that progress cannot be measured solely in terms of economic return, it’s also about ‘well-being’. Volunteering not only delivers peace and development results; it is uniquely able to impact on the inner lives of individuals, communities and societies, binding them with bonds of trust and reciprocity (UNV Executive Coordinator, 2011). Visit site
UN Volunteers play vital role in consolidating peace and development
12 December 2011
As part of the celebrations for International Volunteer Day, UNV will organize a series of events to showcase volunteers' work. One of these events, Light-up the World, will involve various online activities, including a photo competition where volunteers are asked to submit images from around the world depicting their views and experiences. The winner will be chosen through votes on UNV's Facebook page. Visit site
State of World's Volunteerism Report launched in Ottawa
12 December 2011
The Canadian launch of the State of the World's Volunteerism Report in Ottawa coincides with the report's launch at the UN General Assembly in New York and in 70 countries around the world, as well as with International Volunteer Day and the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. Visit site
Volunteering changes our world for the better: Helen Clark: UNDP
12 December 2011
Every day, volunteers make a difference for the environment, for peace, for meeting the Millenium Development Goals, and much more. There are countless examples of volunteering having an incredible impact.  Visit site
UN Volunteers programme underlines importance of people power
12 December 2011
On the occasion of International Volunteer Day in Trinidad and Tobago, the UNV Field Unit with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has joined forces with the Pride in Gonzales Project in Belmont to showcase the numerous volunteer efforts  in the community through the symbolic Planting of a Peace Pole. Visit site
IVD for economic and social development
12 December 2011
The International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development will be observed on December across the world including Pakistan to give volunteers a chance to work together on projects and campaigns promoting their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels. Visit site
UN highlights vital role played by volunteers worldwide in development
12 December 2011
"Volunteers have the power to change lives, build social cohesion, enhance civic participation, mitigate conflict and contribute to society's well-being," UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator Naheed Haque told UN Radio as United Nations headquarters in New York is set to recognize the work of millions of volunteers around the globe and launch the first-ever report on the state of world volunteerism, spotlighting the role they play in development. Visit site
SWVR Universal Values for Global Well-being
08 December 2011
Join the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) on International Volunteer Day, Monday 5th December, to launch the State of the World's Volunteerism Report Universal Values for Global Well-being. Visit site
Countries:  Germany
Volunteerism the cornerstone of a sustainable global future
08 December 2011
Volunteerism is a renewable global resource that must play a crucial role in buidling a sustainable future for the world, Donna Keher, Chief of the United Nations Volunteers Partnerships and Communications Division told the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering. Visit site

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