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UN observed International Volunteer Day on 5 December

Dec 6, 2014 14:25 IST

International Volunteer Day: 5 December 2014

UN observed International Volunteer Day (IVD) on 5 December 2014. The theme of the IVD 2014 was People’s Participation. Make change happen, volunteer!

On IVD 2014, UN not only celebrated and recognized volunteerism in all its facets but also paid special tribute to the participation of people in making a difference at all levels: locally, nationally and globally.

IVD 2014 highlighted the contribution of volunteers in engaging people from the grass-roots in decision-making processes, ultimately creating space for participation that leads to: stronger governance, social cohesion, peace and sustainable development.

About International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day (IVD) is an international observance designated by the United Nations. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly through a resolution on 17 December 1985.

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), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

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