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Celebrating 50 Years

In 2011, the Peace Corps will commemorate 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Join us in supporting the agency's mission and legacy of service by honoring our past, demonstrating our effectiveness, and inspiring the next generation of Volunteers through education and engagement.

Current Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams on the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps in Malaysia
A Statement (PDF 696KB)

A message by the President of the United States of America on the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps
A Proclamation

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps
Press Release

Learn about the history of Peace Corps over the last 50 years with our interactive Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Timeline! Explore the important dates, images and videos that tell our story from 1961 to the present.

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  • AN ENDURING BOND: Peace Corps 50th Anniversary Celebration in Malaysia.  These publications contains a selection of photos and stories of Peace Corps in Malaysia.

    > Peninsular Malaysia (PDF 4.6MB) 
    > East Malaysia (PDF 3.4MB)

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