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AARP Blog: Celebrate volunteers through Intenational Volunteer Day
05 December 2012
An AARP blog entry reports that marking the United Nations International Volunteer Day is in keeping with its motto:  "To serve, not to be served." The American organization, which advocates for justice and fairness for senior citizens, has marked IVD since 1985.  Visit site
Countries:  United States
Northumerland View reports launch of new Volunteer Canada website on IVD
05 December 2012
On IVD Volunteer Canada launches a revamped website www.volunteer.ca to connect the volunteering organizations and websites across the country. Visit site
Countries:  Canada
AllAfrica notes online volunteering mention in UNSG's IVD Message
05 December 2012
Africa: On International Volunteer Day, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlights how the digital age offers more opportunities for volunteerism. Visit site
Ghana Business News reports UN SG's praise of UN Volunteers on MDGs
04 December 2012
In his IVD message UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was especially grateful to the 7,700 United Nations Volunteers who support efforts to prevent  conflict, help societies recover from fighting,promote sustainable development and assist in crisis situations among other projects for the greater good. He said their work has advanced the MDGs and predicted they will also contribute to progress on the post-2015 development agenda. Visit site
Countries:  Ghana
Malawi Daily Times carries IVD press release
04 December 2012
The Daily Times newspaper in Malawi carries the full press release announcing International Volunteer Day 2012. Read
Countries:  Malawi
ABC Net: A day to celebrate Australia's volunteers
03 December 2012
December 5 is International Volunteer Day - a day to recognise the invaluable contribution volunteers are making to communities around Australia. Visit site
Countries:  Australia
UNV Executive Coordinator Flavia Pansieri signed the Golden Book of the City of Bonn
23 November 2012
Flavia Pansieri signed the Golden Book of the City of Bonn. Jürgen Nimptsch, Lord Mayor of Bonn, praised the outgoing Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme as an ambassador for sustainability and for the city of Bonn. Read this message in German by the Press Office of the City of Bonn. Visit site
Countries:  Germany
Football tournament held by the Project “Young Football Volunteers: Sport and Volunteering for MDG”
09 November 2012
On October 27, 2012 “Fiolent” Stadium in Simferopol, Ukraine gathered 36 young people from Mykolaiv, Kherson oblasts and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea to participate in inter-regional football tournament.  The tournament aimed to promote “Fair Play” methodology and foster peer-to-peer exchange among young people.  The event was held in the framework of  “Young Football Volunteers: Sport and Volunteering for MDG” (YFV) project, supported by UN Volunteers Programme, UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace, UN Development Programme, Ukraine’s Football Federation, State Service for Youth and Sports (SSYS) and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). Visit site
Countries:  Ukraine
Report on Bonn UN Campus event recognizes outgoing UNV EC
01 November 2012
The Federal Government of Germany yesterday handed over the ‘Altes Abgeordnetenhaus’, the old seat of the Members of Parliament in Bonn, to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  The key of the premises was symbolically handed over to the UN by the State Minister in the Foreign Office, Michael Georg Link, State Secretary of the Federal Environment Ministry, Jürgen Becker, State Secretary of the Federal Transport Ministry, Rainer Bomba, together with Rita Ruoff-Breuer, President of the Federal Office for Construction and Spatial Planning and Jürgen Gehb of the Federal Real Estate Office.

Flavia Pansieri, outgoing Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, signaled that this was a significant step towards a unified UN campus in Bonn.  She also said she was hopeful that the magic number of 1000 UN staff in Bonn would soon be reached.  Currently, over 900 staff work in the 18 UN organizations in the former German capital. Ms Pansieri, who will retire at the end of the year, has been invited to sign the Golden Book of the City of Bonn.

Countries:  Germany
United Nations Staff Donates Blood
31 October 2012
On the eve of the United Nations Day, the UN volunteers and the World Health Organization, in cooperation with the Albanian Red Cross and the Albanian National Blood Bank Team, organized a blood donation in the UN premises. The President of the Albanian Red Cross Mr. Shyqyri Subashi, present at the event, thanked the UN for its commitment to voluntary blood donation. Visit site
Countries:  Albania

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