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Match Against Poverty

December 14, 2010

UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane will mobilize their team from across Europe to take on an all-star team from Olympiacos in a friendly match as part of the global effort to reduce poverty and achieve the eight Millennium Development Goals. Profits from the match will benefit people of Haiti and Pakistan ... Read More

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Zinédine Zidane has always set himself ambitious goals which, at the time, seemed unrealistic. However, one World Cup, one Golden Ball award and one European championship later, he has reached his goals thanks to his willpower, commitment and sense of teamwork. Lifting 1.4 billion people from extreme poverty by 2015 and assuring each and everyone access to education and health are the new challenges that Zinédine intends to take up by encouraging governments and citizens to achieve the 8 Millennium Development Goals. As a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Zinédine Zidane encourages you to join his team and take action against poverty now.

Didier Drogba always dreamt that one day Africa would host the World Cup. Now that dream has finally become a reality. Didier also dreamed of a prosperous, healthy and educated Africa. One that can be achieved through the 8 Millennium Development Goals, set by 189 world leaders back in 2000. While we have made significant progress, we still have a long way to go. Half the people in sub-Saharan Africa are still living in extreme poverty. An African woman dies in childbirth every two minutes and more than 15 percent of African children will not reach their 5th birthday. As a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Didier wants you to team up with him against poverty.

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