UN joins One Day on Earth to capture global spectrum of human activities on film

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.

UN Goodwill Ambassador Zidane to highlight anti-poverty successes in Mali

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.

Disaster survivors in Haiti and Pakistan benefit from proceeds of UN football match

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.

Senior UN official foresees radical changes to development landscape

Long-term trends such as climate change and human impact on the world’s natural resources are “radically changing the development landscape,” the top United Nations development official warned today.

UN-managed irrigation project in Sudan boosts community’s crop production

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.

UN launches initiative to spur job creation for Africa’s poor

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.

UN official outlines measures needed to overcome glaring inequalities in Latin America

Latin America and the Caribbean remains the most socially unequal region in the world, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today, highlighting the measures required to tackle the problem in a region which has made significant strides in reducing poverty.

UN announces stronger financial safeguards for resources to fight killer diseases

In an effort to prevent the misuse of funds earmarked for fighting global pandemic diseases in developing countries, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced new measures to further strengthen safeguards against fraud and corruption.

UN fundraiser football match nets half a million dollars for Haiti and Pakistan

A special United Nations football match played by some of the world’s top footballers in December raised more than half a million dollars for ongoing post-disaster reconstruction work in Haiti and Pakistan, and for disadvantaged communities in Greece.

Spain’s goalkeeper Casillas to score poverty reduction goals as UN Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed Spanish football goalkeeper Iker Casillas as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with a focus on promoting poverty reduction, education and health, and issues affecting young people in developing countries.