UN, Google, Cisco to launch Millenium Development Goals Monitor

Remember that neogeo job advertised by the UNDP back in September for the Millennium Development Goals Monitor? Well, it’s ready to be launched. Here’s the media advisory, which begins thus:

UN, Google, Cisco to unveil online resource in the fight against global poverty

What: Press Briefing by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNDP Administrator Kemal Derviş, Google Chief Technologist for Google Earth and Maps Michael T. Jones, and Cisco Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez.

When: Thursday, November 1 from 12-12:30pm

Where: Room 226, UN Secretariat

MDG Monitor is a web application that tracks real-time progress toward the Millennium Development Goals in a number of categories in nearly every country in the world. The new online resource is a one-stop-shop for MDG information and will serve as an educational and advocacy platform featuring the most current data from multiple sources in development bellwethers like public health, education and women’s empowerment.

Can’t wait to see what the MDG monitor is about? Read the job description that was advertised.