On the occasion of International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2019, Mr Olivier Adam, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, is partaking in celebrations in Peru. He will mark the day with UN Volunteers in Peru and take part in an award ceremony. The Municipality of lima launched the Metropolitan Volunteeer Award, which seeks to recognize organizations and people involved in the development, promotion and support of the volunteer service in Lima.
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
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?
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.
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
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.
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
Every day, an estimated one billion volunteers make a difference to the people and communities where they live and work. They create social bonds and give a voice to marginalized and vulnerable groups. They are often the first to act in moments of crisis. They dedicate their time, skills and passion to make the world a better place.
Olga acquired her physical-motor disability at the age of 13 due to muscular dystrophy, and since then, her wheelchair has become her ally. She has had to face social, attitudinal, architectural, and transport barriers that at certain times have hindered her full development and participation in social activities. All these challenges make her think that disability is not so much in the person but in the obstacles interfering with its independence and ability to function in society.
The UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities was launched in January 2018. With a commitment to leave no one behind, it promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workforce of the United Nations.
In 2019, 31 UN Volunteers with disabilities, including 15 deployed under the Talent Programme, served across the UN family. Many more UN Volunteers supported the provision of services to persons with disabilities.