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Helping the United Nations Make a Difference


Opportunities to Advance Climate Action in the 21st Century

In June 2011, twelve of the world's leading voices for global progress and change gathered for the UN Foundation Board of Directors meeting in Norway. The semi-annual meeting, presided over by UN Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner, took place June 19-25 in Oslo and the northernmost regions of the country.

The Board met with government, corporate and nonprofit leaders to build support for UN efforts to improve global health, catalyze innovations in international development and call for global action on climate change. The meetings were hosted by Board member Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General Emeritus, World Health Organization and Former Prime Minister of Norway. The Board's discussions focused on ways to help new partners connect with the lifesaving work of the United Nations.