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Jenni Lee

Senior Communications Officer, United Nations Foundation

Jenni Lee

Jenni Lee is a senior communications officer at the United Nations Foundation focused on writing and editing.  Prior to joining the UN Foundation, Jenni worked as a speechwriter at the U.S. Department of Energy.  She has also previously worked in communications on Capitol Hill and on the presidential campaign trail.

Jenni holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Communications from The George Washington University.

Fun fact:  Jenni learned how to do the “Running Man” dance move by watching YouTube instructional videos.  She has not had the same luck with the “Moonwalk.”

Blog Posts by Jenni Lee

What We’re Reading
Looking to catch up on reading before the school season starts? Here are a few stories we’ve been following.
August 26, 2013

5 Reasons to Care about Access to Electricity
Today, 1.3 billion people in the world don’t have access to electricity. According to the International Energy Agency, more than four-fifths of these people live in rural areas and more than 95 percent live in sub-Saharan African or developing areas in Asia.
August 22, 2013

World Humanitarian Day: What does the world need more of?
Ten years ago, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. On August 19, World Humanitarian Day, we honor their sacrifice and the sacrifice of aid workers everywhere.
August 19, 2013

UN Youth Envoy: Working with & for youth
Today the world celebrates International Youth Day and the power of young people. In recognition of this day, I recently spoke with Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.
August 12, 2013

12 Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes
Every July 18, the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day – a day to recognize Mandela’s contributions to freedom, equality, and human rights and to follow his example of service to build a better world.
July 18, 2013

INTERVIEW: Shot@Life Champion
Meet Felisa Hilbert, a Champion for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, which was launched in 2012 to help the UN expand access to lifesaving vaccines for children in developing countries. Champions dedicate their voices and time to help protect children from preventable diseases, such as measles, pneumonia, polio, and rotavirus.
July 16, 2013

Expert Interview: Achieving Education for All
Hundreds of young people are gathered at the United Nations today with one message for world leaders: Every child deserves an education.
July 12, 2013

Time to Step Up the #MDGMomentum
When the world mobilizes, incredible progress is possible. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty goals set by governments and the United Nations in 2000, have improved the lives of millions of people.
July 4, 2013

5 reasons to care about polio
A recent polio outbreak in Somalia and Kenya serves as a reminder that this crippling disease still exists and is actively threatening children. While there is no cure for polio, vaccines protect children from the disease for life.
July 2, 2013

World Refugee Day: Images & Action
Last year, a person had to flee his or her home due to conflict or persecution every four seconds on average. Worldwide, more than 45 million people have been forced from their homes – the highest number in nearly two decades.
June 20, 2013

What You Said to the G8
In advance of the G8 Summit, the UN Foundation, Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the UN Development Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ashoka invited you to share ideas about how technology and innovation can address global problems.
June 18, 2013

G-Everyone: Make Your Voice Heard to the G8
On Monday, June 10th, one week before the G8 Summit, you are invited to join “G-Everyone,” a day of dialogue that encourages everyone to share their ideas on how technology, innovation and entrepreneurship can address global challenges.
June 7, 2013

The Post-2015 Development Agenda: What it is and why it matters
What kind of world do we want to live in? It’s a question that matters to all of us, and a question at the heart of the post-2015 development agenda that will guide global development efforts after 2015...
May 31, 2013

Adolescent Girls: The Most Powerful Catalysts for Change
“We believe adolescent girls are the most powerful catalysts for change on the planet,” wrote UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin and Nike Foundation President & CEO Maria Eitel in a piece that appeared on the Guardian website this week...
May 30, 2013

Protecting the Planet and Improving Women’s Health
Every Earth Day, I’m reminded of the proverb, “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
April 22, 2013

Coming Together to Advance the Millennium Development Goals
The international development community came together in a big way on Friday to support the United Nations and to mark the 1,000-day milestone leading to the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals embraced by governments and the UN to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems.
April 8, 2013

In Case You Missed It
Looking for something to read now that election coverage has slowed? In Case You Missed It has a quick recap of recent news on the United Nations Foundation and the issues we care about.
November 16, 2012

In Case You Missed It
Looking for something to read now that election coverage has slowed? In Case You Missed It has a quick recap of recent news on the United Nations Foundation and the issues we care about.
November 9, 2012

Supporter Spotlight: Interview with Sarah Gale, Girl Up Teen Advisor
The United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign empowers American teenage girls to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. In September, Girl Up announced its new class of “Teen Advisors,” a group of girls who will mobilize action in their communities and provide advice to Girl Up over the next year. I recently had the opportunity to speak to Sarah Gale, a Teen Advisor from Boca Raton, Florida.
November 5, 2012

In Case You Missed It
Welcome to the first October edition of In Case You Missed It. Although the days are getting shorter, we’re working just as hard to help the United Nations solve our greatest global challenges. Here are some highlights of what we’ve been reading. What about you? Let us know below.
October 4, 2012

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