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Brazilian Football Great Ronaldinho Kicks-Off Institute to Help Poor Youth Through Sport

The UN is cooperating with the institute and will provide technical advice and assist in recruiting professional staff before the programme begins next March, as it shows the power of sport to help countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets to slash poverty and other global ills by 2015, the world body said.


Children from Around the World Invited to Participate in UNEP’s 16th International’s Painting Competition on the Environment: The Theme is Climate Change

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and the Nikon Corporation, invite children from around the world to express their thoughts on climate change through the medium of art by participating in the16th International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment.  


UNEP’s Atlas Powerpoints Released for Educational Purposes

One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment  provides a comprehensive, visual presentation of scientifically verifiable information about changes in the global environment, shown through state-of-the-art remote sensing technology.


Nine-year-old Lau Tsun Ming from China Wins First Prize in UNEP Children's Painting Competition

Sophisticated images of water and life, of desert biodiversity and of deforestation and environmental degradation dominate this year's International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment. Winners were announced on World Environment Day.


FAO GeoNetwork Provides Free and Open Source Software Based Spatial Data Management System

“The challenge is to enhance the data exchange and sharing between the organizations to avoid duplication, increase the cooperation and coordination of efforts in collecting data and make them available to benefit everybody, saving resources and at the same time preserving data and information ownership,” according to GeoNetwork opensource.


African World Heritage Fund Established for Sub-Saharan Africa Cultural and Natural Heritage Preservation

A United Nations-backed fund to help the States of sub-Saharan Africa improve the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage was launched on May 5, 2006, in South Africa.


Sporting Greats Donate Mementos To Auction To Benefit United Nations Agencies

Track and field fans around the world will have a unique chance next week to buy their own piece of sporting history when the personal mementos of some of athletics' most famous moments go on Internet auction, with the proceeds to go to three United Nations humanitarian agencies.


C8, Children for Change, UNICEF Participants Express Their Views on G8 Decisions

UNICEF provided a platform so children can express their views on the issues being debated and decisions made at the G8.


On Eve of G8, Children from all Over the World Make Urgent Plea to Leaders to Make Child Poverty History

Scottish First Minister, Jack McConnell, today joined young people from both the northern and southern hemispheres to hear their views and receive recommendations on what they think the G8 leaders need to do make child poverty history.


"LIVE 8": MILLIONS OF LIVES AT STAKE AS FREE CONCERTS AROUND THE WORLD

Dave Matthews joined Bob Geldof  from London to announce that today's biggest names in music will be joining in a free, simultaneous concert series July 2 to allow citizens of the most powerful nations to call on President Bush and leaders of the other seven wealthiest countries to make poverty history at the historic G8 Summit July 6.


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