Thursday, 4 December 2014


What is IVD 2014? - The International Volunteer Day mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and United Nations agencies, government authorities, and the private sector.
International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2014 recognizes and celebrates volunteerism, with a special focus on honoring people’s participation in making a difference at all levels: locally, nationally and globally. On 5 December 2014 join us in acknowledging and enhancing people’s participation, engagement and voice, in shaping and implementing development policies and the world we want.
With IVD 2014, we continue to raise global awareness on the spirit of volunteerism through an annual day of celebrations, using the established platform, Volunteer Action Counts, in order to strengthen the IVD brand. As the Volunteer Action Counts and IVD become better recognized worldwide, future IVD celebrations can further promote the cause. We hope that more volunteers and volunteer organizations will participate in this annual celebration. Your role is crucial in making this IVD 2014 a success!, UN Volunteers, 5 December 2014

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