The recent United Nations all-star charity soccer match in Porto Alegre, Brazil raised $360,000 for youth-oriented projects in Brazil and Cape Verde, the world organization’s development agency has announced.
The United Nations is partnering with the One Day on Earth project to film human activities across the world today to be edited into a video narrative highlighting such issues of global concern as poverty, gender equality, the environment, human rights and governance.
The soccer ace and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Zinédine Zidane, will travel to Mali next week to highlight the country’s progress in the effort to alleviate poverty.
Hundreds of youths who survived last year’s massive earthquake in Haiti and more than 1,000 women displaced by floods in Pakistan will benefit from funds raised in a United Nations-organized football match in aid of post-disaster reconstruction work in the two countries.
Irrigation equipment provided through an initiative managed by the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) has enabled more than 1,000 farmers in north-eastern Sudan to increase harvests and boost incomes from the sale of their produce.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an initiative to boost job creation through involving low-income people in Africa in business development programmes as customers, employees, producers or entrepreneurs.