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Statement from UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin on the Announcement of the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit

July 6, 2017

As world leaders prepare to meet in Hamburg, Germany, for the Group of 20 Summit (G20), California Governor Jerry Brown announced the 2018...

United Nations Foundation, Gap Inc. Celebrate Pride Month by Launching Partnership to Support UN’s Work for Global LGBTI Equality

June 5, 2017

Gap Inc. and the United Nations Foundation today announced a new partnership to raise...

United Nations Foundation Mourns the Passing of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

June 5, 2017

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin released the following statement today on the death of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA...

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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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