Make Change Happen, Volunteer — Slogan of the International Volunteer Day

Today the world is celebrating the International Volunteer Day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. This day is an opportunity for volunteers all over the world to share the results of their work, their thoughts and feelings and to just tell the world about themselves.
"On this International Volunteer Day, let us be inspired by the many individuals who selflessly serve others, and let us resolve to do our part to contribute, freely and proactively, to change conditions now towards a better future for all." - urged Ban Ki-Moon in his message on this Day.

Today the world is celebrating the International Volunteer Day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1985. This day is an opportunity for volunteers all over the world to share the results of their work, their thoughts and feelings and to just tell the world about themselves.

"On this International Volunteer Day, let us be inspired by the many individuals who selflessly serve others, and let us resolve to do our part to contribute, freely and proactively, to change conditions now towards a better future for all." - urged Ban Ki-Moon in his message on this day.

International Volunteer Day 2014 recognizes and celebrates volunteerism, with a special focus on honoring people’s
participation in making a difference at all levels: locally, nationally, and globally.

Volunteers around the world are sharing how they are making change happen on the International Volunteer Day 2014 campaign website, www.volunteeractioncounts.org, and on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media channels. UN Volunteers invites citizens to use the hashtags #actioncounts, #IVD2014, and #makechangehappen to share photos, videos, and messages to showcase how they are volunteering to create the future they want.

This year International Volunteer Day has a special meaning as the UN will be preparing post-2015 development agenda. At the moment the UN is conducting public consultations all over the world including Belarus to take into account all people's priorities in the post-2015 agenda. The results will also be used by the Belarusian government in the development of the National Strategy for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development till 2030.

Anyone can participate and have a say! Just go to www.myworld2015.org and vote for the world YOU want!