Sports for Peace Gala 2010


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UN
UN  - United Nations

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. Due to its unique international character, and the powers vested in its founding Charter, the Organization can take action on a wide range of issues, and provide a forum for its 192 Member States to express their views, through the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council and other bodies and committees.

UNDP

UNDP - The United Nations Development Programme
As a trusted multilateral partner serving 166 developing countries around the world, UNDP is uniquely positioned to help advocate for change, connect countries to the knowledge and resources they need to accelerate the progress of human development – to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and as a result reduce poverty. The organization invests approximately US$ 1 billion each year in fighting poverty in all its dimensions and advancing progress through:

  • Implementing programmes
  • Advocacy
  • Developing capacity
  • Providing policy advice and technical support
  • Building partnerships
  • Sharing experiences and good practices

Through its country offices, UNDP implements programmes and develops the capacity of partners such as national and local governments, non-governmental organizations and community groups to reduce poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It also ensures an extensive international network furthering advancements on all poverty related key issues.