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The World Organization of the Scout Movement’s (WOSM) largest Scout Association, Gerakan Pramuka Indonesia (the Scout Association of Indonesia) has engaged in several projects and activities in recent months on the subject of environment and sustainability.   Coral reefs represent some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth, providing…
  In less than two years since adopting the World Scout Environment Programme (WSEP), Sakartvelos Skauturi Modzraobis Organizatsia (the Georgian Organization of the Scout Movement) has seen a high rise in environmental activities amongst its young members. Scouts in Georgia have already implemented more than 300 small-scale environmental projects chosen…
Monday, 18 June 2012 09:29

Sustainable International Trade in Brazil

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Courtesy of International Trade Center   Hi, my name is Leonardo Fernandes, I am Brazilian, with an Engineer background. I used to work for multinational companies in the agricultural and manufacturing sectors. I am now, as of 2011, working as a United Nations (UN) Volunteer for the International Trade Centre…
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation as well as to the sound development of both the Japanese and the global economies by supporting economic and social development, reconstruction and/or economic stability in developing countries.   JICA’s volunteer programmes support activities by…
In the lead-up to Rio+20, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme was actively involved with the Brazilian government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the training of 1,200 young volunteers for the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development taking place from 20 to 22 June in Rio de Janeiro.…
Friday, 15 June 2012 17:32

Volunteers advance environmental goals in China

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Since the International Year of Volunteers in 2001, there has been a heightened collective recognition of the economic and social value of voluntary action in China. The enhanced acknowledgment of the benefits of volunteerism, both for society and the individual volunteer, have led to stronger Government commitments to support its…
The disaster known as the Great East Japan Earthquake occurred at 2:46pm on 11 March 2011, with an epicenter located approximately 72 km off the Northeastern region of Oshika Peninsula in Japan. Almost 1 million volunteers helped in the recovery process after this disaster, which killed 15,852 people and left…
    Students of a pioneering academic institution, IIT Kharagpur, along with Child Rights and You (CRY), formed a CRY Volunteer Chapter in March 2010 with a keen desire to make a difference in the lives of people. Venturing out into uncharted waters, so to speak, this was something they…
Sunday, 10 June 2012 21:39

Clarinets for conservation

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Michele Von Haugg, Founder of Clarinets for Conservation, and its assistant director, Scott Horsington, have just arrived in Moshi, Tanzania where they are preparing to work with Sebastian Chuwa of the African Blackwood Conservation Project and Samweli Mochiwa of the Kiviwama Conservation Project. They will team up to provide a…
In October 2011, the Colombian Red Cross (CRC) started engaging online volunteers in their work through UNV’s Online Volunteering service. “We wanted to open up new fields for voluntary action, be more inclusive and diverse, but also move with the times”, Fabio Betancur, National Director for Volunteerism, says. Today, online…
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