In Case You Missed It

October 4, 2012 BY Jenni Lee


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.

  • A Commitment to a Polio-Free World:  The New York Times editorial board highlights the recent commitment by global leaders to intensify efforts to eradicate polio.  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon brought together leaders from government, civil society, and the UN to push for continued progress.  Join the fight by telling your member of Congress that no child should be crippled by an easily preventable disease like polio.

  • What We’ve Accomplished Together:  The UN Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, Richard S. Parnell gives an update on the important progress that the UN Foundation and our supporters are making together with the United Nations. 

  • The Global Good Challenge Launches: Zaw Thet, a member of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council writes in The Huffington Post about the recently launched Global Good Challenge, a digital initiative that rewards participants with unique prizes for “donating their voices” by taking action and engaging their online networks to support the United Nations’ work.  Visit to participate.

  • Nothing But Nets and WWE Join Forces to Take Down Malaria: The UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced an exciting new alliance with WWE to help spread the buzz about the fight against malaria to WWE fans across social media. 


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