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UN Foundation Congratulates Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, a Pioneer in the Sustainability Movement

January 18, 2016

Today, the Zayed Future Energy Prize awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to UN Foundation Board Vice Chair Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland for her...

UN Foundation: Now We Must Move with Urgency to Deliver on Promise of Climate Agreement

December 12, 2015

At the COP21 United Nations conference in Paris today, officials from nearly 200 countries reached a new agreement...

Love Letter from Earth to Paris

December 10, 2015

Earth to Paris, a coalition of global partners driving awareness about the connection between...

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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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