UN Open House: A Call for Volunteers

25 September 2001

UN agencies in Geneva will open their gates to the public on 27 to 28 October 2001. Under the theme Volunteers for Peace, this two-day Open Day event will feature the initiatives of Swiss volunteers and their counterparts within the UN system. Special events are planned for families --especially those with children-- in the grounds of the Palais des Nations. Participating organizations include UN agencies, programs and funds in Geneva as well as the Bonn-based United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program. Other participants include CERN and a large number of local and international volunteer organizations.

The year 2001 --proclaimed International Year of Volunteers (IYV 2001) by the United Nations-- provides a timely opportunity to highlight the achievements of millions of volunteers worldwide. The Year is also a platform for people to engage in volunteer activity. Over 100 national committees have been set up all over the world to implement the four objectives of the year: recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteering.

Announce yourself!
Would you like to volunteer for the UN Open House? We are looking for 150 volunteers to welcome, inform and guide visitors of the Palais des Nations. Please register with:

International Conference Volunteers (ICV)
Kathy Monnier
Case postale 755
1211 Genève 4
Phone : +41 22 800 14 36
Fax : +41 22 800 14 37
Email : info@icvolunteers.org

Information regarding this press release:

Viola Krebs
Director of ICV
Mobile:  079 679 1693
email: viola@icvolunteers.org

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