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UNDP-Olympus-AFP Foundation Photo Contest 2010

With a presence on the ground in more than 160 countries, UNDP is dedicated to helping countries fulfill the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight human development targets that the world’s governments adopted in 2001 and pledged to achieve by 2015. With only five years left to the deadline, achieving the MDGs has become a crucial component of UNDP’s development work.

Because few media are more direct, more powerful and more intimate than photographs, UNDP is organizing a photo contest, in partnership with Olympus Corporation, The Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, and the UN’s Department of Information, to highlight the importance of the MDGs and the inspirational work that is already being done in developing and developed countries to achieve them.

The photo contest will be the second annual of the UNDP-branded Picture This photo contest. The 2009, Africa-centred Picture This: Caring for the Earth competition resulted in an international traveling exhibit (New York, Tokyo, Osaka, Johannesburg, St Louis (Senegal) and Geneva) and extensive media coverage for the contest itself, its winners and participants, and the issue of climate change and environmental degradation in Africa.

Through the photo contest this year, UNDP hopes to bring much needed attention to the quickly approaching deadline for achieving the MDGs in order to motivate people and governments in developed and developing countries to redouble their efforts in the fight against extreme poverty. At a time when the world’s attention will be focused on these issues, the winning photos will put a human face on the MDGs.

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Eingetragen 2010-06-08 15:01 von Harm Gronewold
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