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Volunteer Expo raises hopes and fears
15 December 2010
Some 39 volunteer groups from 12 cities came together on Dec 5 for the 2010 Volunteering Expo in Beijing.
The different groups included an organization aimed at enhancing the public awareness of HIV/AIDS, an Internet forum serving China’s Muslims to deal with issues like domestic violence, a social enterprise dedicated to empowering the migrant and rural population through arts-based projects. Visit site
Use music to preach MDGs: UNDP Official tells musicians
10 December 2010
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Advisor, Madam Akua Dua, explained that since the populace easily identified with lyrics in music, it would be necessary that celebrities, especially musicians, compose songs that are aimed toward the sensitization of society on what role each person has to play to ensure that Ghana achieves the eight-point anti-poverty MDGs by the 2015 target deadline. Visit site
Countries:  Ghana
United Nations recognizes Arkansas Tech's Cuenco for volunteer efforts
10 December 2010
Cuenco received a 2010 online volunteering award from the United Nations Volunteers program in recognition of his graphic design work on behalf of the Association Against Women Export (AAWE) in Nigeria.
AAWE raised $20,000 by selling t-shirts, mugs and calendars designed by Cuenco. Visit site
Sierra Leone Joins the World in Celebrating International Volunteers Day
10 December 2010
Volunteer Involving Organisations Network (VIONET), a consortium of volunteer serving agencies in Sierra Leone, has celebrated this year’s International Volunteers Day with a call for a “policy that will integrate volunteerism into the country’s institutional framework with the view to reduce poverty, offer opportunity to young people to share skills and help build communities”. Visit site
Countries:  Sierra Leone
A day to celebrate
10 December 2010
Employees of several regional and international organizations turned up at the United Nations Park in Suva on Saturday to commemorate International Volunteer Day. Visit site
Countries:  Fiji
Promoting peace and development in Kenya
24 November 2010
UNV volunteers peace monitors in Kenya help prevent crisis besides promoting peace and development. Visit site
Countries:  Kenya
Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek visits Beijing Hong Dan Dan Center to promote volunteerism
04 November 2010
On 1 November, Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s wife, visited the Hong Dan Dan Education and Cultural Exchange Center. The center is dedicated to edu-culture training for disabilities and was selected as one of the “Volunteerism for Development” model projects. Mrs. Ban highlighted the impressive work and importance of volunteerism. Visit site
Countries:  China
Online volunteers make an impact
10 September 2010
The Peace Corps pamphlets had just arrived, but the then-Miss Shaw had just met the man she knew she would marry. She put the paperwork away in a bottom drawer and happily became Tiffany Shaw-Diaz.  But her dream persisted, and one day while surfing the web, she found the UNV Online Volunteering service. She signed up for an assignment that very day. Visit site
UNV participates in TV panel discussion about volunteering in China
18 August 2010
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme participates in a panel discussion about volunteering on Chinese TV. Oliver Wittershagen, Development Portfolio Manager for South East Asia, talks about the need to train volunteers for lasting and sustainable volunteering that supports the development of an organization or a country. He explains that UNV tries to harness the experience of volunteers so that they continue to contribute to development beyond single events such as the Beijing Olympics or the Guangzhou Asian Games. “Volunteering is something that can influence your personal life in a positive way, and that can have a positive impact on the development of your community, your region or your country,” he concludes. Visit site
Working as an international volunteer
10 August 2010
In its edition of July/August 2010, UNSpecial features a volunteer experience in Cusco (Peru) and lists criteria to meet for serving as a UNV volunteer, at home or abroad, as a commitment to the United Nations and to the UN’s contribution to peace, development and human rights in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Visit site

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