Spain is contributing about US$700 million to establish the United Nations Fund for the Achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The fund will be managed by Spain and UNDP, which coordinates UN development activities in developing countries.
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) last week pledged $10 billion in aid to developing countries to support the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. The funds will go to member countries of the IDB, with a special focus on Africa.
Oneflare recently announced its newest charity partner, Habitat for Humanity – the world’s largest not for profit home builder for families living without proper shelter. Oneflare invites its users to show their support by volunteering or making a donation.
On the eve of Children’s Day, 80 children and representatives from schools and NGOs met to deliberate on this question in New Delhi. The group comprised of activists of the “Nine Is Mine” campaign – an initiative of children, schools, communities and organizations across 15 states of India to ensure that the government commits 9% of the GDP to public expenditure on Health & Education, as promised in the National Common Minimum Program.