The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), celebrated every year on 13 October, encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. It is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) are signing a new full funding agreement, marking and confirming the continued strength of their longtime partnership.
For more than 20 years, UNV and AECID have built up a dynamic alliance in making a difference in peace and development in over 50 countries world-wide. They share a common vision in contributing towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by promoting and strengthening volunteerism around the world.
La Paz, Bolivia: El pasado mes de octubre, Cayetana, Isabel, Virginia, Adrián y Silvia llegaban desde distintos lugares de España al aeropuerto del Alto dispuestos a iniciar su experiencia como voluntarios universitarios VNU en el Sistema de Naciones Unidas, para la cual habían sido seleccionados tres meses antes.