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    IVCO 2014
    Lima, Peru

    Join us for IVCO 2014 in Lima, Peru, from October 19th to 22nd, as we explore the theme: Volunteering in a convergent world: fostering cross-sector collaborations towards sustainable development solutions.

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    Cuso International is a civil society development organisation that sends volunteers to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. They are one of North America’s largest international development non-profits that works through volunteers.

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    500 Ways

    August 18 2014 marks 500 days until the end date for the Millennium Development Goals. 500 Days 500 Ways aims to highlight the variety of ways in which volunteering supports sustainable development – across continents and in a number of specialist functions. Across the globe volunteers support millions of people. Sharing skills, saving lives.

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    Join 50+ organisations to sign up to the The Paris Accord on Volunteering for Sustainable Development. This document underlines the power of volunteering for creating healthy, vibrant societies and to the achievement of future Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Six-month-old Naba Mohamed, who has serious mobility problems in her legs and feet, receives a massage at the Sudanese Association for Disabled People in El Fasher, North Darfur. Disability is finally being considered in the “zero draft,” but its inclusion is not secured yet. Photo by: Albert Gonzalez Farran / United Nations / CC BY-NC-ND

If you’re not named, you’re not counted

By Kate Turner

Civil society came out in full force last week to tackle the post-2015 development framework… read more »
The event panelists (photo by Ken Wong)

Stronger partnerships through volunteering

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Uniting for youth beyond 2015

“You have the energy to transform the world,” said the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, encouraging youth worldwide to partner with the United Nations as the global community embarks on the road to sustainable… read more »
Rosemary Kalapurakal, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator, chaired the event. (UNV/Joel Sheakoski, 2014)

Summary of UNV side event at CSW58 on gender, volunteerism and governance in the post-2015 development agenda

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