UN football match scores for people affected by Haiti and Pakistan disasters

The plight of those affected by the natural disasters which struck Haiti and Pakistan this year was the focus of a special UN football match played by some of the world’s top footballers and watched by a live crowd of 33,000 in Athens on Tuesday night.

Landmark UN report reveals global gains in development even in poorer nations

The majority of developing countries have made dramatic but underestimated gains in health and education in recent decades, despite the fact that severe inequalities within and between countries remain, according to the United Nations flagship report on comprehensive human development, which was released today.

UN chief spotlights role of job creation in fighting poverty

Marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the crucial role of decent and productive work in building peaceful and stable societies.

UN agencies strengthen ties to support industry and trade in poorer countries

The United Nations agency tasked with promoting industrial development and its intellectual properties counterpart today pledged closer cooperation to help developing countries build industrial capacity and gain a foothold in the global economy through innovative trade measures.

New momentum needed to boost social integration – UN

Progress on achieving greater social integration as envisioned in a landmark declaration in 1995 has been mixed, the head of the United Nations social development commission said today, calling for accelerated efforts to boost the participation of the world’s most vulnerable groups in decision-making processes.