International Volunteer Day 2011
On International Volunteer Day (IVD), we recognize and celebrate the work of millions of people who volunteer every day to advance sustainable development and peace around the world.
"This year’s first-ever State of the World’s Volunteerism Report showcases the impact that volunteers have made," said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "I commend the many millions of volunteers working for sustainable development, humanitarian assistance, environmental preservation, and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals."
Read IVD 2011: Volunteering Matters for more information on the IVD campaign for 2011.
Read below to find out more about the celebrations that took place on IVD all over the globe:
IVD around the world
Internet services launched at Taro Airport, Choiseul Province on IVD
12 January 2012
Taro Island, Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands: This year, the Honourable Jackson Kiloe, Premier of Choiseul Province in the Solomon Islands, launched Internet services and a public telephone on Taro Island on 5 December, International Volunteer Day. With these communication facilities, the remote Taro Airport Terminal became the first and only airport in the Solomon Islands to provide Internet, public telephone and top-up services. ReadThe faces of volunteering
10 January 2012
Pristina, Kosovo: During an IVD event organized in partnership with the IFRC and the Red Cross of Kosova, UNV presented a video showcasing the achievements of UN Volunteers and Red Cross volunteers in Kosovo. ReadUnited Nations General Assembly sets stage for the future of volunteerism
08 December 2011
New York, USA: Celebrations of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers culminated at the UN General Assembly with the launch of the first State of the World’s Volunteerism Report and testimonies from two UN volunteers. ReadUnited Nations underlines importance of people power
05 December 2011
New York, USA: Today, the United Nations General Assembly will listen to the testimonies of volunteers as they explain the impact they make on the communities they work with. Read
05 December 2011
Bonn, Germany: 5 December is International Volunteer Day. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme today announced the winners of the "Online Volunteering Award 2011". Read
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