UNDP - Olympus - AFP Foundation Photo Contest
While it is the governments of the world who committed to achieving the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in their countries, it is ordinary people who are the lynchpin of any success in realizing these ambitious targets. Regardless of where we live or what we do, we all have the potential to contribute to human development in our countries, communities and villages. In fact, many are already doing just that.
UNDP’s Second Annual Picture This photo contest – in partnership with Olympus Corporation, the Agence France-Presse Foundation and the UN’s Department of Public Information – brings 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 put a much-needed human face on the MDGs.