Zidane and Ronaldo play for Haiti, Pakistan in annual UN charity football match

World champion footballers and United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane today announced that the 8th Annual Match Against Poverty will raise funds for the nearly 25 million people affected by the Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods.

Africa’s youth can do great things for the continent, says Ban

Africa’s young population can drive the continent’s future development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told an international symposium taking place in Benin.

Actress Monique Coleman named first UN ‘Youth Champion’

United States actress Monique Coleman, best known for playing Taylor McKessie in the “High School Musical” movies, was today appointed the first ever ‘Youth Champion’ by the United Nations to raise awareness about the challenges facing young people.

With strong global support, Africa can reach development targets – Migiro

Africa, with its immense human and material wealth, can achieve the globally agreed development targets world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro told United Nations agencies working on the continent, while also stressing the need for strong support from the international community.