Drogba and Zindane Agree on Most Impt Goals

I’m a big fan of the work that Right to Play does, so I was interested to see that the UN is using the unifying nature of soccer to highlight the Millennium Development Goals with this Kick out Poverty site.


It’s been 10yrs since these development goals were established. I’m wondering what the mood will be like at next month’s UN Summit in New York. I wonder the MDG will even make the news here in Canada. When I was in Nigeria last summer, the MDG were in the paper twice in the two weeks that I there. Personally, I’d like the media to highlight some success stories around the Millennium Development Goals. I’m also interested in hearing about the summit and where our collective global energies are most needed. Let’s watch the news and see what happens.

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Joanne often gets really excited when she talks about Science. Luckily, she works in the Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory, the educational arm of the Michael Smith Labs. She likes all kinds of science but has a special spot in her heart for biology, technology, and well, sports. As a scientist and educator at UBC, she hopes that she never becomes so specialized that she loses her global perspective. (When she gets around to writing an intro post, I'm sure that she'll link to it here).