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Samsung allies with the UN to achieve the millennium Development Goals

Did you know that some 783 million people in the world, i.e. about 13% of the total world population, live below the international poverty line, with only $1.90 per day? Reduce to at least half this figure for the year 2030 is one of the goals of the Overall Objectives, and whose progress you will monitor and support thanks to a partnership between Samsung and the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP).

As announced in the framework of the event Samsung Galaxy Unpacked of August, the signature south Korean and the agency under the UN launched the mobile app ‘Global Objectives of Samsung’, which in addition to providing information, will be based on donations.

Objetivos de Desarrollo SostenibleThe Objectives of Sustainable Development, also known as Global Goals, address the key challenges facing the planet, such as inequality, the degradation of the climate and the environment, and education. It is of 17 objectives, each of which contains a set of specific goals that countries committed themselves to achieve by year 2030.

Both entities believe that a crucial step to address the Global Objectives is to increase the awareness and understanding of the challenges of these objectives and why they are important. “Our partnership with UNDP will provide the users of Galaxy shapes are easy and shocking to learn about the Global Objectives,” said DJ Koh, president and CEO of the Communications Division, Mobile and IT of Samsung.

Donations and special accessories

The application “Global Objectives for Samsung” seeks to increase awareness and raise funds to support the work of the UNDP, noted both entities.

The firm will also launch accessories of the special edition, and will donate part of the proceeds of the sales directly to the UNDP. Among others, there will be a holster for the newly released Galaxy Note 10 and a wireless charger with thematic designs.

In addition to learning about the Objectives of Sustainable Development, the users will have the possibility to use the application in order to support with funds via the website of the UNDP. According to the manufacturer, users of the Galaxy will also be able to participate through the in-app ads, donating 100 percent of the revenue generated by this concept.

The software will be available in 19 languages and will come pre-installed on the Galaxy Note 10 and soon it will be possible to download it on other Galaxy phones. In both, the accessories will be sold through Samsung.com and in some stores, the Samsung Experience in EE. UU. and Korea.

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