Geneva (ILO News 9 December 2004) --The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) have agreed to cooperate at enhancing children's participation and youth empowerment to eliminate child labour though the participation of the Scouts in the International Programme on Elimination of Child Labour (ILO/IPEC).
International Volunteer Day is December 5th each year and is officially recognized by the United Nations as a day on which volunteers around the world are recognized and celebrated for their contributions and dedication.
For the first time in the history of the Italian Scout and Guide movement, all of its members, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Guides, Rangers, Rovers, Leaders and Scout Adults, met with the Holy Father in a private audience. It was a major celebration of the 30th anniversary of AGESCI, and the 50th anniversary of MASCI, and most importantly the 26 years of the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II.
Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome, Italy, talks with José Mazuze and other Mozambique Scouts during a visit in early October. The Mayor wanted to learn more about the work of Scouts in Mozambique, and Africa.
Rome, September 24 2004: The Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, and the Secretary General of WOSM, Dr. Eduardo Missoni, met today to study the possibilities of cooperation between the city of Rome and World Scouting.
The Africa Scout Region received a boost of US$1million over a period of three years from the Jacobs Foundation of Switzerland. It will support the implementation of the region's 10-Year Development Plan.
Innocent victims have been sacrificed to violence, terrorism and war in the Ossetia region of Russia. This event tragically involved hundreds of innocent children, young girls and boys, women and men. Every act of war and terrorism which affects children and adolescents, is to be considered an act against all of humanity, its future and hope.
The spectacle of music and dance set the stage of the lively closing of the 12th World Scout Moot at the CKS Memorial Park in Taipei. A parade of colors started with the World Scout Flag, followed by the flags of the 86 countries represented at the event, and finally the Moot flag. The Moot closed on 10 August. Approximately 2,500 people participated in the event.