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The plaque, unveiled in 2001, recognises the contribution of volunteers to Fifield and District.

In November 1997, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers (IYV). The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme was designated as the international focal point. The underlying premise was that voluntary service makes an essential contribution in addressing social, economic, cultural, humanitarian and peacebuilding issues. For this to happen more effectively, there was a need for greater recognition and facilitation of volunteer work, networks to facilitate a drawing upon the best practices of volunteers, and more vigorous promotion of voluntary service.



Address:Slee Street, Fifield Hall, Fifield, 2875
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.806985
Long: 147.457972
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2001
Front Inscription

International Year of the Volunteer

Lachlan Shire Council
recognises the valuable and unselfish
contribution that volunteerism has made to
The Village of Fifield and District


Source: MA
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