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UN Foundation Calls Signing of Paris Climate Agreement a Vital Step

April 22, 2016

New York, NY (April 22, 2016) – At the United Nations today, 175 countries reaffirmed their commitment to ambitious climate action, coming...

UN Foundation Announces Global Health Press Fellowship with Focus on Emergency Response to Measles Outbreaks

April 11, 2016

The United Nations Foundation today announced an exclusive press fellowship for a select group of international journalists to observe an...

Mothers and Families for Global Change Join Forces for Fourth Annual Moms +SocialGood on May 5, 2016 in New York City

April 6, 2016

In celebration of Mother’s Day, hundreds of advocates, experts and every day moms and dads will...

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Global Accelerator: Bringing Together Entrepreneurs and the United Nations

On June 10, 2014 the UN Foundation and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) co-hosted the Global Accelerator at UN Headquarters in NY. The Global Accelerator was a first-of-its-kind forum for entrepreneurs and UN officials to connect and explore innovative solutions to the global challenges of job creation and youth employment, water and sanitation and gender equality. In partnership with the UN, the Global Accelerator brought approximately 100 nominated entrepreneurs from around the world to take part in this day-long program focused on supporting the UN on these issues. Innovation workshops with the entrepreneurs were facilitated by 15 UN entities.

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