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Picture this : We can end poverty.

I am thinking of entering this UNDP photo contest for two reasons I work in education and I work with communities who are working to overcome poverty. The bilingual Teaching Assistants that I work with try to encourage parents to send their children to school and often are willing to ‘knock on doors’ and shepherd as many as 12 children down the rough mountain track to ensure they have a safe journey to school. So my photos will go in the second MDG -achieving universal primary education.

Picture This: We Can End Poverty is a global photo contest seeking to show— in a positive way— what people around the world are doing to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals agreed on by world leaders to halve extreme poverty by 2015.

The eight Goals are:

Contestants must enter either as professionals or amateurs, not both.

The 2010 contest will include a People’s Choice Award where the public will vote for their favourite photo online through this website. Click here to vote.

The winning photos will be exhibited during the UN MDG Summit and UN General Assembly in September, 2010 in New York, when world leaders will meet to recommit and redouble their efforts in the fight against extreme poverty.

Contest organizers: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Olympus CorporationThe Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation and the UN’s Department of Information(DPI).

More about the contest

Click here for more information about the MDGs

Rules and disclaimers

6 weeks 3 days left to submit. View timeline