United Nations using Drupal

The United Nations is using Drupal for their End Poverty Campaign. The site is part of a network of Drupal sites that stand up against poverty. This network of sites is part of the historic promise 189 world leaders made at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 when they agreed to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

The End Poverty site was built by Development Seed. They told me that the United Nations has been pushing the envelope by funding the work on some forthcoming internationalization features that will be used to replicate some of their sites in multiple languages.

Glad to see that the United Nations are good (Drupal) community players. ;)

It is great to help make a product that many people like, but it is even better when that product helps improve the world a little bit!

Endpoverty

Comments

Anonymous (not verified):

I love to see technology used for a great cause!

October 10, 2007
chx (not verified):

My signature coming true: Drupal development: making the world better, one patch at a time.

October 10, 2007
Nassima (not verified):

How would've have thought that one day technology could help end poverty? What goes around comes around :)

October 10, 2007
Neil Anderson (not verified):

I thought Drupal was just for poorly made political sites. I stand corrected.

October 10, 2007
Rick Hood (not verified):

Everyone should read this book:
http://www.amazon.com/End-Poverty-Economic-Possibilities-Time/dp/159420…

Extreme poverty (the 1 billion people making less than $1 per day) can really be ended if all nations did the .7% of GNP in aid that they have promised, instead of the .2% they are doing. The US, where I live, is the most pitiful at .014% ($15 billion). It's sad.

October 10, 2007
young (not verified):

Maybe a t-shirt is on its way:
drupal$ patch world < one/small_step.patch

October 11, 2007
Dries:

That would make a great t-shirt! :)

October 11, 2007
kuai.hinojosa (not verified):

Nice! hopefully this one won't be defaced like their main web site had. :D

October 12, 2007
Stop the globa… (not verified):

We are in the process to move our site to Drupal as well. There simply is no better suited system for a site. I just need to find replacement in Drupal for the petition script we are running, and we are good to go.

October 30, 2007
Simon (not verified):

This is one of the best designed Drupal sites around! Well done Development Seed.

November 30, 2007

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