Monthly Archives: June 2010

8 Goals for Africa free download on iTunes during World Cup

By | 24 June 2010

Pretoria – On 14 May, Helen Clark, the UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, launched 8 Goals for Africa, a song by eight famous African musicians, calling for commitment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. These are a set of eight internationally-agreed goals to reduce poverty, hunger, disease and maternal and child… Read More »

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Much More than Victory and Defeat: UN System Prepares for the Kick-Off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

By | 9 June 2010

Geneva – Today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading to South Africa where one of the most anticipated sporting events in history will begin this Friday. For the very first time ever, the FIFA World Cup will take place on African soil, representing an immense opportunity for positive change in the region. The UN’s… Read More »

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to address “Sports for Peace Gala” in Johannesburg on 8 June 2010

By | 3 June 2010

Call for accelerated action to achieve Millennium Development Goal 2:  Universal Primary Education by 2015 On 8 June 2010, the Government of South Africa and the initiative “Sports for Peace” supported by the United Nations  will host a gala event at the symbolic Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg to draw attention to the Millennium Development Goals,… Read More »

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