117 million people participated in the United Nations' Anti-Poverty event, and it was organized on a Drupal site: https://www.standagainstpoverty.org/.

Nearly 117 million people – close to 2 per cent of the world’s population – took part in events all around the world to stand up and take action against poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals. According to a United Nations' press release they broke the Guinness World Record for the largest social mobilization ever on a single issue. Furthermore, the United Nations unveiled that they secured around $16 billion in new commitments to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

The Stand Up Against Poverty site was developed by the great folks at Development Seed; and as you can tell from their blog post, they pushed the Drupal envelope once again.

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!

Stand against poverty


Amr Mostafa (not verified):

I would like to add that where I work, we have developed 2 applications for the United Nations using Drupal. Both are used by the UN itself for managing their funding and project appraisal cycle. They are pretty happy with the results. The nice bit is that in a recent discussion they incidentally came across another web project they started recently, and they have chosen Drupal.

Rock on!

Ian Cairns (not verified):

Hi Dries,

Thanks for the post! We had a lot of fun working on this project. We'll look forward to giving you a demo of the mapping stack at DrupalCon DC. :)