The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed the World Cup-winning Spanish football goalkeeper Iker Casillas as a Goodwill Ambassador
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed the World Cup-winning Spanish football goalkeeper Iker Casillas as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In this role, he will focus on issues affecting young people in developing countries, promoting poverty reduction, education and health.
“We are thrilled to have Iker Casillas working with us to help countries reach the MDGs and defeat poverty,” said UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan after presenting Casillas with his credentials. “Iker is not only a role model for young people across the globe, but also a very committed partner in the need to raise awareness and create real opportunities to improve the lives of the most vulnerable.”