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The spouses of members of the Armed Forces of the DRC water a community garden started to diversify their sources of income and improve food security for their families. (UNV, 2014)
Fighting poverty by teaching new skills
29 October 2014
Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo: On the right bank of the Congo River in Kisangani, thirteen women weed and plough a piece of land as part of a UN Volunteer's Initiative for Peace and Development. The idea of this community garden run by the spouses of members of the Armed Forces of the DRC is to diversify their sources of income and improve food security for their families. Read
   
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Visitor taking part to the My World global survey, at the UNV stand (Céline Bolton, UNV, 2014)
UN Day 2014 celebrated by the Federal City of Bonn, host of 18 UN organizations
27 October 2014
Bonn, Germany: Like every year, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme  was present along with its sister organizations for the annual celebration of UN Day in Bonn, which took place on Saturday, 25 October 2014. This year’s UN Day was dedicated to education and sustainable development in the context of the completion of the “UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”. The theme for 2014 was “8:0 in favor of development-Education makes the difference”. Read
Chris Eaton, Executive Director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and new Chair of Forum, signs the Lima Declaration on behalf of WUSC (James O’ Brien/VSO, 2014)
Lima Declaration calls for Member States to recognize volunteerism in the Post-2015 framework
24 October 2014
Lima, Peru: The International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) recently closed  its annual Conference with a Declaration calling for Member States to recognize volunteer groups as key partners and stakeholders of the Post-2015 framework and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Declaration also calls for ensuring an active role for citizens, including volunteers, in any accountability mechanism to monitor progress towards the SDGs. Read
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