UNV 2017: Making the world a better place - the stories of Volunteers

We close 2017 with an undeterred commitment to keep working for peace and development. Thousands of UN Volunteers and millions of volunteers worldwide make the world a better place, one step at a time - These are some of their stories.

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UNV: International Volunteer Day 2017, Press Release

Volunteers act first, saving lives and livelihoods

Bonn, Germany - 5 December 2017

Wherever there is suffering, volunteers act to save lives and restore human dignity. In times of crisis, volunteers don’t hesitate to risk their own lives for others.

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International Volunteer Day 2017

The campaign for International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2017, “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere.”, celebrated worldwide on December 5, is a recognition of the positive solidarity of volunteers around the world who answer calls in times of crisis, helping save lives today and supporting those who want to continue living their lives with dignity tomorrow. #VolunteersActFirst´. The official message by Olivier Adam, UNV Executive Coordinator is here:

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Campaign for International Volunteer Day 2017 launched

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The number of people affected by humanitarian crisis and natural disaster is growing by the day. 65 million people are forcibly displaced, either internally in their own countries or seeking shelter across borders.

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UNV participates in IVCO 2017 and demonstrates the importance of partnerships in volunteering

IVCO

The 2017 International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ Conference (IVCO 2017) takes place from 22 to 25 October in Seoul, Republic of Korea. IVCO aims at providing a platform for volunteer involving organizations to create and demonstrate innovative and transformative partnerships through volunteering.

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UN Day Celebrations: Acting and Negotiating in Bonn, Germany

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Flood of Interest to Volunteer at COP 23 - Over 4000 Applications Received

CC Bonn

As the international community prepares to advance progress towards the objectives of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in Bonn, at the annual UN Climate Change Conference (COP23, from 6 to 7 November), a mobilization of a different kind is taking place behind the scenes.

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COP23: Bula and Bonn zones are growing fast

The  preparations  for  the UN Climate  Change  Conference  (COP  23) in  Bonn  are  in  full  swing. Following  the  beginning  of  the  construction  phase on 14th of  August,  the  organisers have only about  two  months left to  build  an  impressive  array  of  temporary  buildings  in  order  to  welcome more than 25,000 delegates and  visitors. Build  on  an area  of 35,000 square meters, the  flooring will cover a surface of 50,000 square meters.

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