IVD celebrations and the 5th Chinese Youth Volunteer Service Project Competition & Volunteer Service Exchange Expo 2019 were held in Dongguan. Toily Kurbanov, Deputy Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, delivered the keynote speech at the Volunteer Service Exchange Expo. He said, "I commend the work of volunteers worldwide -- a contribution that will be ever more critical in the upcoming Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals". Under the theme “Volunteer Service and Social Governance”, the event was co-hosted by the China Communist Youth League, Central Civilization Committee, Guangdong Provincial Committee of the CPC and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and other ministries. More than 1,000 people from government agencies, universities and volunteer organizations participated in this event.