International Volunteers Day marked
ISLAMABAD: Nation across the country marked the International Volunteers' Day to acknowledge the valuable services of volunteers, their contribution for social and economic development.
Public and private organizations arranged different events including conferences, rallies and seminars to highlight the importance of voluteerism.
Pakistan is one the top five countries where volunteers have registered more than 1.5 million hours of efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental issues.
The other top four countries are India, Kenya, Nigeria and the Philippines. Only one western country, the United States, is in the top 10 countries, according to UN Volunteer (UNV) programme.
To mark the day, National Volunteers Movement (NVM) arranged a function to pay tribute to the services of young volunteers who worked day and night during earthquake and flood disaster. Around 100 young volunteers participated in the colourful function. -App