The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. As the focal point...
GLAAS is a UN-Water initiative implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO)
The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together – and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals.
Inspirational video about the MDGs from 2009. The video provides background information about the global situation in which the MDGs where created.
This video, co-produced by Cortlan McManus of ReBirth Cinema and the United Nations multi-media project, provides background information about the MDGs as well as ideas about how to achieve them. It also depicts the different goals in an easy understandeble fashion.
BRIGHT is KPMG Europe’s first skills-based pro-bono project that supports the Millennium Development Goals. The global financial services group aims to support capacity building in the core areas of finance, risk management, operational excellence, human resources, IT and marketing. During 2011,...
This is a video advertising an event at which the Senegalese Entertainer Baba Maal appeared. The event was organised jointly by the UN Country Office in Senegal together with the National Civil Society Consortium to promote MDG Goals 4 and 5.
In partnership with ITU (the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies), the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh has brought mobile phone services to the most isolated villages. Poor rural women now operate small businesses providing public call services to their...
The African World Foundation for Human Development is an NGO based in Ghana. The organisation aims to work with partners towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.
The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has announced plans to support development in a number of fragile and unstable states, including Afghanistan, Somalia and the Congo. These plans support the Millennium Development Goals.