Iniciativa conjunta del PNUD y Western Union para la canalización de remesas para ODMs
UNDP and Western Union Join Forces to Channel Remittances for Development
Contribution will support the efforts of three United Nations agencies to advance the Millennium Development Goals
New York (Vocus/PRWEB) February 28, 2011 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Western Union Foundation today announced a US$500,000 initiative to assist Filipino and Moroccan migrants living and working abroad to contribute to sustainable local development in their home countries.
This contribution represents a portion of a $1.1 million grant from the Western Union Foundation to support the efforts of three United Nations agencies to advance the Millennium Development Goals –a set of eight internationally–agreed goals designed to reduce poverty, hunger, disease, and maternal and child deaths by 2015.
Through this programme, migrants abroad will be offered new ways to collectively support development priorities set by the government and local communities in their home countries. These may include improving access to critical services like health, education and finance, and supporting small business and job creation.
“With just five years left to 2015, the target date to achieve the global anti-poverty goals, we must find innovative ways to improve the lives of millions of people living in poverty in the developing world,” said Olav Kjorven, UNDP Director for the Bureau of Development Policy. “Remittances represent a significant source of funds that could be used to benefit the larger community, beyond the household level.”
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