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East and Southern Africa
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West and Central Africa
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Arab States
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Europe and the CIS
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Latin America
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Asia and the Pacific
Asia and the Pacific
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

On the occasion of International Volunteer Day (IVD), we will have a celebration in Nukus, Karakalpakstan, to mark the closure of UNV project activities. During the event, we will hand out awards for the best health community volunteers of the project.

When: 5 December, Nukus, Karakalpakstan

05 December 2019
Europe and the CIS
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

On the occasion of International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2019, we will have diverse activities in Kousseri and Yaoundé. The programme includes a mobilization walk, sensitization for girls and women about the environment and climate change, planting trees and a sports tournament. In addition, there will be a discussion about inclusion with youth, non-governmental organizations and volunteer-involving organizations: How can volunteers contribute towards an inclusive future in Cameroon?

05 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

For International Volunteer Day 2019, we are celebrating "Inclusion in Volunteerism". During our event we will have a networking session, speeches from the Executive Director, the Representatiive of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). We will also be joined by former volunteers sharing their experiences and close the ceremony with live performances and music.

05 December 2019
Europe and the CIS
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

On the occasion of International Volunteer Day 2019, we have organized a day of action, including an inclusive basketball match, a public clean-up, experience sharing on volunteerism, a conference on volunteerism as an instrument for social inclusion.

When: 30 November to 5 December 2019, Blue de kaloum, Conakry, Guinea

05 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

On the occasion of International Volunteeer Day 2019, join us! as we celebrate volunteerism for an inclusive future.

Activities include:

Discussions on volunteerism with distinguished guests

Motivational speeches from volunteers

Video show on volunteer works

Sharing inspiring international and national volunteeer stories

Award distribution for best volunteer-involving organizations

05 December 2019
Asia and the Pacific
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

To celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD), we will have a fun walk. This will start from Motael church in Dili to the Dili Centre, which is the venue of our IVD event.

We are happy to partner with the Timor-Leste Red Cross Society, National Scouts Association of Timor-Leste, Australian Volunteers International, Volunteer Services Abroad, Peace Corps, Pateo in Dili Centre, MOVE (Portuguese NGO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Health Organization (WHO), UN Women and the UN Resident Coordinator's Office.

05 December 2019
Asia and the Pacific
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

On the occasion of International Volunteer Day 2019, we have organized a qualifying training for twenty-five women/girls with disabilities in Tillabéry. We will also have a food and clothing donation for girls and women prisoners at the Tillabéry prison. The official ceremony will be attended by the Minister for Regional Planning and Community Development and the Regional Manager, West and Central Africa Office of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.

05 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

For International Volunteer Day (IVD), the Regional Office of East and Southern Africa of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is organizing a volunteer festival. The festival is co-hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Kenya and the UNV Regional Office. At the event, we will launch the Volunteer Awards.

When: 5 December 2019, 10:00-17:00, Nairobi Railway Club

05 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

To mark the theme of International Volunteer Day 2019, Volunteer for an inclusive future, volunteers from Senegal is organizing a sensitization day on gender-based violence with sixty high school students in Guédiawaye. We will showcase a film produced for IVD and engage in discussion with volunteers and partners, including UN Women, the Association des Femmes Juristes and the African Leaders Factory Initiative.

When: 4 December 2019, Guédiawaye, Senegal

 

04 December 2019
Sub-Saharan Africa
Events
SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

5 December, 2019

Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate and recognise all volunteers worldwide who make a difference everyday in their communities. More than one billion people globally are estimated to volunteer, making contributions worth 2.4% of the global GDP.

04 December 2019
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