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UN Chief hails Sustainable development volunteers

Tehran, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday thanked one billion volunteers for promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.

He said in a message on the International Volunteer Day (December 2018) that there are approximately 1 billion volunteers across the globe who dedicate their time, skills and passion to make the world a better place, according to the UN Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran.

Emphasizing the role of volunteerism in moments of crisis, he added that the volunteers 'create social bonds and give a voice to marginalized and venerable groups'.

'The diverse and dynamic role of volunteerism in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals merits strong support from Governments and other stakeholders. On this International Day, I thank volunteers for their efforts to leave no one behind,' the secretary general said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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