Excerpt of message from the UN Secretary-General
on International Volunteer Day, from the world volunteer web
The challenges facing our world are vast and complex -- from resolving conflicts and building peace, to alleviating poverty and reaching the other Millennium Development Goals.
Tackling these challenges requires all of us to work together -- Governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society in its broadest sense.
Volunteers play an indispensable role in these efforts. Yet, the remarkable contribution of voluntary action around the world is not sufficiently recognized.
Full text of message on the wildsingapore news blog