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Statement of UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin on Announcement of New U.S. Government Coordinator in the Global Fight Against Malaria

April 10, 2018

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin released the following statement today on the announcement of Kenneth William Staley as...

Closing the Gender Gap in Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services Could Unlock $330 Billion in Annual Global Revenue

March 2, 2018

Closing the gender gap in women’s access to financial products and services could unlock $330 billion in global annual revenue, according...

Statement from UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin on State Department Review of Global Gag Rule Impact

February 8, 2018

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin today issued the following statement on the release of the Trump Administration’s...

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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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