This day in history….the U.N. formed

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On this day in 1945, delegates from 45 countries met in San Francisco to organize the United Nations.

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A twofer: Prohibition ends and the U.N. celebrates Volunteer Day

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On this day in 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition. I’ll drink to that! (from http://www.cute-calendar.com)

 

 

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As an appreciation for voluntary engagement, the United Nations (UN) has proclaimed December  5th as International Volunteer Day. Since 1986 the International Volunteer Day compliments people who do work without payment and supports this habit. Organizations use this day to solicit their work and inform the public about their efforts, goals and work.

The International Volunteer Day supports a unique topic each year but the aim is always to win more people for voluntary work. These people’s work is valuable for every society because people grow together as a community and skills shortage can be balanced. Community services especially depend on volunteers, and such services are a valuable experience also for the volunteers as they learn about things they maybe don’t get in touch with during their actual career.  (from www.cute-calendar.com)