Clotilde Dedecker

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Co-Chair - United States Committee for the Year

Co-chair - United States International Year of Volunteers Committee

Co-chair - US IYV Committee

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Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Co-Chair of the United States Committee for the Year, said volunteers were the world's best hope for a better future.She had arrived in the United States and had been cared for by volunteers.That had inspired her to give something back to society and devote her life to volunteerism.Life in the United Sates was increasingly tied to volunteerism, with 56 per cent of adults volunteering.Governments should reach out to all citizens to maximize the potential of volunteerism.People were looking for meaning and community in their lives.They wanted to make a difference.The International Year would give wings to those desires.

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Nadia Comaneci to Speak at the United Nations' International Year of Volunteers

Other speakers include: Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Sharon Capeling-Alakija, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers (UNV); Janat Balunzi Mukwaya, Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Uganda; United Nations Volunteers from Nigeria, the Philippines and the United States; Astrid Heiberg, President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; and Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Co-chair, United States International Year of Volunteers Committee.

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UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to open the International Year of Volunteers

The Prince of Asturias, Don Felipe de Borbon, of Spain; the Parliamentary Vice Minister from Japan, Mr. Shinya Ono; the Minister of Gender Labor and Social Development of Uganda, Hon. Janat Mukwaya; Dr. Astrid Heiberg, President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); Dr. Ruth Cardoso, First Lady of Brazil; Ms. Anita Roddick CEO of The Body Shop; Ms. Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker, Co-chair of US IYV Committee; Bernard Kouchner of UNMIK in Kosovo and Sergio Vieira de Mello of UNTAET in East Timor; UN Volunteers, Ms. Amy Stafford, the US, Ms. Monette Rana, the Philippines, and Mr. Olufemi Olugbemi, Nigeria; and Ms. Nadia Comaneci, Olympic Gold Medalist.

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