UNESCO Celebrates International Volunteer Day
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this Volunteer Day, we have a message to all volunteers who have been stepping in to support doctors, nurses, delivery workers, caregivers sanitation, workers grocery, store workers, farmers, teachers and who showed compassion and solidarity to fight the #COVID19 pandemic.
Over the last months, as the COVID 19 pandemic has ravaged across the world, volunteers have been at the forefront of medical, community and societal responses.
The COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan by the WHO identifies community volunteers as key stakeholders for risk communication and community engagement.
This indicates the valuable and great effort the WHO believes volunteers are doing during COVID-19. Yet, recognition is still not enough, especially when it comes to volunteers’ own well-being and access to health care.
They stated that the Day is an opportunity for us all to promote volunteerism, encourage governments to support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and international levels.
This #VolunteerDay, we have a message to all volunteers who have been stepping in to support— UNESCO (@UNESCO) December 5, 2020
grocery store workers
and who showed compassion and solidarity to fight the #COVID19 pandemic.
THANK YOU. pic.twitter.com/dlDSgMJwK9
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