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November 25, 2010
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As mentioned previously, Iker will shortly begin to collaborate with the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) as a goodwill ambassador.  The formal announcement will take place in Geneva on Dec. 9, which Iker will attend (the club will charter a private plane for him), but we can already see Iker in a United Nations comic book, whose characters are all footballers who work with the UN’s various agencies as goodwill ambassadors:  Raúl, Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo, Viera, Drobga, Adebayor, Roberto Baggio and Michael Ballack.

As ambassador, Iker will travel to areas where the UN has launched projects against poverty (most likely Latin America and Africa); appear in PSAs and the like (example here); and participate in international conferences.

It was Zinedine Zidane who had initiated the contact between Iker and the UNDP.  Speaking of Zidane, Iker is expected to participate in the eighth edition of the game against poverty organized by Zidane and Ronaldo, scheduled against Olympiacos in Athens on Dec. 15.  The money raised from this game will go to help people in Pakistan and Haiti (flood and earthquake, respectively, victims).  Tickets go on sale on Nov. 29.

Iker’s got a busy December in front of him!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2010 12:14

    The United Nations Development Program (or UNDP) is an agency of the United Nations and is not, in any way shape or form, an NGO.

  2. November 25, 2010 16:25

    Thanks for considering my comment and I was not trying to be mean!
    I greatly enjoy your blog and I really do look forward to reading it everyday. And for that, muchas gracias a todos =)
    Your comment on Pastasauce’s boob was a real cracker, loooved it!

  3. mar permalink
    November 29, 2010 13:45

    i think i am the most unlucky person in the world!! they will actually be only ~500km away and i cannot attend! couldn’t they organize it for next week???
    ohh, and i read in the oficial olympiakos fc page that the match will be held on 14/12.

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