Environment is a winner at 2006 World Cup, UN agency says

A pioneering initiative to make the 2006 FIFA World Cup not only entertaining but environmentally-friendly is has already emerged as a winner, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.

In World Cup message, Annan hails impact of football on lives of children

The worldwide passion for football enables the sport to have a broader impact on the lives of millions around the world, particularly children, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a message to the organizers of the World Cup tournament.

Annan says this year’s World Cup gives hope to underdogs

This year’s World Cup is giving hope to underdogs everywhere, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

World Cup fever spreads throughout UN peacekeeping missions

The peacekeeping contingents from the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan serving with the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET) have launched a "Mini World Cup" to coincide with the international football tournament currently hosted by the two countries.

Auction of World Cup 2002 memorabilia to benefit UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will receive the proceeds from an "unprecedented" online auction of football memorabilia set to run through the entire 2002 World Cup, the UN agency announced today.