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Global leaders urged to address ‘fragile progress’ on tackling superbugs

October 11, 2017

GLOBAL efforts to counter the threat of dangerous superbugs must move faster and with more focus, health leaders are...

UN Foundation Welcomes Dr. Natalia Kanem as the New Executive Director of the UN Population Fund

October 3, 2017

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin today welcomed the appointment of Dr. Natalia Kanem as the new...

The World Benchmarking Alliance launches global consultation

September 21, 2017

Aviva, in partnership with Index Initiative, the United Nations Foundation and the Business and Sustainable Development...

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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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