The Chasing the Dream Project was funded by the Government of Finland and supported by the following United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations:

United Nations Agencies:

DESA
The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations Secretariat is the U.N.’s interface between global policies in the economic, social and environmental spheres and national action. The Department compiles, generates and analyzes data that U.N. members can use to educate themselves in order to review common issues and policy options. It also facilitates the negotiations of Member States in many intergovernmental bodies on joint courses of action, and it advises interested Governments on the ways and means of translating U.N. policy into national action.

ECA
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is the regional arm of the UN in Africa and it helps oversee the economic and social development of its 53 member States, foster regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa's development. It reports to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

UNESCO
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) promotes international co-operation among its 191 Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. UNESCO is working to create dialogues amongst its members based upon respect for shared values and the dignity of each civilization and culture.

UNFPA
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV/AIDS, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

UNFPA - because everyone counts.

UN Millennium Campaign
The Millennium Campaign was launched in October 2002 to encourage citizens around the world to make sure that their governments keep the promises they made at the September 2000 Millennium Summit to accomplish the eight Millennium Development Goals.

WORLD BANK
The World Bank Group’s mission is to fight poverty and improve the living standards of people in the developing world. The Bank provides loans, policy advice, technical assistance and knowledge sharing services to low- and middle-income countries to reduce poverty. The Bank promotes growth to create jobs and to empower poor people to take advantage of these opportunities.

YEN
Youth Empowerment Network, Inc., was established to aid, encourage, foster, and create the educational and upward-mobility opportunities for youth and young adults. These include entrepreneurial and economic development initiatives, youth training and development programs, computer training, mentorship programs, extended study missions, leadership development and wellness programs.



Non-Governmental Organizations:

JAMAICA AIDS SUPPORT, KINGSTON, JAMAICA

Jamaica AIDS Support (JAS) is dedicated to preserving the dignity and rights of people living with HIV/AIDS and to help in the fight against the spread of the disease by providing education and other interventions. JAS also aims to empower HIV/AIDS patients and is engaged in the fight to change attitudes and behaviors concerning the illness.

ASSOCIATION ADRAR, HIGH ATLAS, MOROCCO
Association Adrar aims to provide the villagers of rural communities in the High Atlas mountains a better quality of life by promoting sustainable development, agricultural advancement, eco-tourism, education, gender equality, and the creation of basic infrastructure systems that provide clean water, electricity, and sanitation.

INSTITUTO LINA GALVINI (CITIZEN COOK), SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
Instituto Lina Galvini (Citizen Cook) aims to provide culinary instruction to disadvantaged youth from the Jaguare favela of São Paolo. By providing vocational training, Instituto Lina Galvini hopes to help young people integrate into the labor market. This project is also supported by the Catholic Congregaçao of Santa Cruz, Fundaçao Artemisia and restaurants of the city of São Paolo.

DOOSRA DASHAK, DEJAWARI, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
Doosra Dashak (“Second Decade”) is dedicated to educating youths aged 11-20. By teaching their students general vocational and life skills, this NGO aims to improve their skills to help them transition to adulthood. Doosra Dashak also believes that through youth education, the organization can help create social and economic change by developing a new generation of informed and responsible citizens.

KAMWOKYA CHRISTIAN CARING COMMUNITY/TREASURE LIFE CENTER, KAMPALA, UGANDA
Kamwokya Christian Caring Community (KCCC), a Catholic community-based organization, aims to raise the quality of life, provide social services, empower the community, and promote spiritual and human values for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in Kampala, Uganda. In order to achieve its objectives, KCCC runs a school for orphans and children in need, provides vocational training for young people, offers health care and emotional support for people with HIV/AIDS, and empowers disadvantaged women and widows with income-generating activities and training.

VERA, NADEZHDA, LYUBOV, ODESSA, UKRAINE
Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov (“Faith, Hope, Love”) provides help and support to victims of human trafficking. Through shelter, food, health care, legal support, psychological treatment and job placement, Vera, Nadezhda, Lyubov assists young women in their efforts to reclaim their lives.

KHMER YOUTH ASSOCIATION, PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
The Khmer Youth Association’s (KYA) vision is to support youth who wish to create social change and to have the chance to better themselves socio-economically. Their goals and programs provide young people with skills to enter the work force, empower women, fight violence and civil war, and teach reproductive health awareness.

KYANGWALI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, HOIMA, UGANDA
The Kyangwali Refugee Resettlement Camp has about 17,800 refugees from Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Working together with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the camp offers emergency aid and is currently improving conditions by providing greater access to health care.



Media:

PIXELPRESS
The editorial direction and production for the Chasing the Dream project, including this website, the United Nations exhibition and accompanying publications, were conceptualized and implemented by PixelPress in conjunction with the United Nations Interagency intiative. Founded in 1999, PixelPress functions at the intersection of new media and visual journalism in pursuit of social justice. It attempts to explore the world in innovative, sometimes experimental ways, to create new media models to advance issues of human rights, and to break through the cocoon of sensationalist media that anaesthetizes society from pain and complexity. Primarily using the Web, but also employing new paper-based techniques for printing exhibitions and digital books, Pixel Press attempts to reach people with dynamic combinations of thoughtful images and words.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS