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UN Foundation Board Mourns Loss of Kofi Annan, “A Fearless Champion for the Powerless”

August 18, 2018

The UN Foundation Board today released the following statement in response to news of the death of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a UN...

The 9th Annual Social Good Summit: Uzo Aduba, Amber Heard, Padma Lakshmi, and more to speak in day-long event to elevate solutions to leave no one behind

August 1, 2018

The annual Social Good Summit, a unique gathering of global thought leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists, and...

Sony Pictures Television and the United Nations Foundation Announce Indian Emerging Filmmaker Vinamra Pancharia as Global Winner of the Picture This Festival for the Planet

August 1, 2018

Sony Pictures Television, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, has announced Vinamra Pancharia, from India, as the global winner...

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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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