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20 Years Working for Your Rights
As we mark the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, a lifelong advocate for equality and democracy, we are even more mindful of the battle for human rights for all individuals.
December 9, 2013

Speaking out to help keep women and girls safe
Did you know that 7 out of 10 women have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime? That’s 7 women too many. Violence takes many forms - physical, sexual, emotional, and mental – and the vast majority of it is perpetrated by men and boys.
November 25, 2013

UN Foundation brings top young entrepreneurs to UN headquarters
Since the birth of the United Nations 68 years ago, its mandate has been to address the world’s most pressing issues in order to maintain international peace and security.To help solve these challenges, the UN is increasing its task force -- but not in the way you might think.
November 20, 2013

Update on the UN’s Typhoon Haiyan Response – Join the Effort
The United Nations, along with the Philippine government and other humanitarian organizations, has mounted a massive and immediate response to provide emergency relief, including food, clean water, sanitation, and shelter, to the regions severely affected by the typhoon
November 20, 2013

Celebrate the Toilet
Sometimes the things that bring the greatest benefits to our lives are also the most underappreciated. Example: toilets. Can you imagine your life without one?
November 19, 2013

Three mHealth Innovations Changing Health Care Delivery
Mobile phones are more than just communications devices; they are also powerful tools to improve health care. Since 2012, TechChange and the mHealth Alliance have offered a four-week online certificate course in mHealth: Mobile Phones for Public Health.
November 5, 2013

The Senate to Debate UN Disability Treaty Again

November 5, 2013

Stark reality of maternal mortality shown on NBC’s Revolution
The post-apocalyptic hit NBC series Revolution takes place 15 years after the lights have gone out around the world. The global blackout has plunged the US into warring factions and a primitive existence.
November 4, 2013

3 good things that happened in the fight against malaria
This month, three big scientific advances were announced at the MIM Pan-African Malaria Conference. All of them are bad news for malaria. Each of these advances has the potential to strengthen the fight against malaria over the next decade and help us to eliminate this disease.
October 31, 2013

Mobile and Global Development
Last week we celebrated United Nations Day, a day that marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. It was also a day to reflect on the UN’s invaluable contribution to peace and common progress and to assess what we have accomplished and where we are headed.
October 28, 2013

A Letter to My Son on World Polio Day
Every baby should have the same opportunities to good health. Fear of diseases that have proven to be preventable by vaccines just shouldn’t exist. It isn’t right that in village where I was born children are still to this very day getting polio, the disease that paralyzed my left leg. As a father, I now fear even more for those children and their parents.
October 24, 2013

Meet Christine and Be Inspired
Christine has faced many challenges in her 16 years of life in Malawi, but her drive to complete her education has helped her through it all.
October 1, 2013

An Update on the State of Broadband
In today’s increasingly interconnected world, all of the world’s citizens are going to need access to broadband. Broadband already affects every sector of human activity and endeavor, and is a key driver for development – both in the developed and developing world. But new research coming out of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development this week indicates that the key to our online future may well be wireless.
September 26, 2013

Secretary Kerry signs the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty
Good news: Secretary of State John Kerry signed the United Nation’s International Arms Trade Treaty.
September 25, 2013

Girls' Education Champion Malala at the Social Good Summit
The Social Good Summit continues today with exciting speakers and thought-provoking sessions. A particular highlight is Malala Yousafzai, participating in a panel about leading girls forward past adversity.
September 23, 2013

Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment
Today the United Nations Foundation and the ExxonMobil Foundation are launching a first-of-its kind report dedicated to advancing women's economic participation and success.
September 16, 2013

#EveryMileMatters
This International Day of Charity, please lace up and join us. You don’t have to run far or fast. You don’t even have to ask your friends for money. Just carry a cause in your heart for at least a mile and see where the road takes you. As we like to say at Charity Miles, #EveryMileMatters!
September 5, 2013

International Day of Charity: 5 Ways to Get Involved
On September 5, the first International Day of Charity will be commemorated at the UN Headquarters in New York.
September 2, 2013

The Blessing of a Newborn Baby Girl
Throughout August, top bloggers are using their voices to help protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases as part of “Blogust,” a month-long digital dialogue organized by the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
August 31, 2013

Actress Sasha Alexander Reflects on Being 29
Throughout August, top bloggers are using their voices to help protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases as part of “Blogust,” a month-long digital dialogue organized by the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
August 29, 2013

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