#GlobalGoals The Global Goals for Sustainable Development are 17 ways to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice, and fix climate change. The Global Goals can get these things done. In all countries. For all people.
The Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) serves as the headquarters for UNDP regional programmes and country offices in 17 Arab countries, with the 18th located in the occupied Palestinian territory.
UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP) helps countries build and share their own solutions to urgent development challenges, supporting coalitions for change and connecting individuals and institutions so they can share knowledge, experience and resources. As countries develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of regional and global partners.
UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC) serves 29 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Working under a mandate issued by the UN Secretary-General, RBEC, formerly the Directorate for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, began the process of establishing offices and programmes in the region in 1992. With its headquarters in New York, RBEC's outfit comprises 24 country offices and its Regional Centre in Bratislava.
Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are inviting some of the world's top players to join them in an all-star line-up for the 11th "Match Against Poverty," to take place on 4 March 2014 in Bern, Switzerland.
As Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ronaldo and Zidane will compete against Swiss club, Young Boys.
The primary objective of the event is to mobilize the public in the fight against poverty and to promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to halve world poverty by 2015. This year, the match is focusing its attention on helping the Philippines to recover following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.