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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...

Biggest ever Global Goals Week in support of the SDGs

July 26, 2018

Plans for Global Goals Week 2018 were announced today for the third annual week of action where the United Nations and partners from around the...

Google Cloud, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, and Partners Launch Inaugural Data Storytelling Contest for Students

July 25, 2018

A contest aimed at supporting the next generation of Sustainable Development Goal advocates has been launched by Google Cloud, the United...

United Nations Foundation Welcomes the Honorable Mark Kirk and Andre Crenshaw as its Inaugural Arthur H. Vandenberg Distinguished Fellows

July 23, 2018

The United Nations Foundation announced the new Arthur H. Vandenberg Distinguished Fellowship with former U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and...

UN Foundation Taps Michelle Milford Morse as its Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy

July 10, 2018

The UN Foundation announced today that Michelle Milford Morse has been named the Foundation’s new Vice President for Girls and Women...

The U.S. Must Stand Up for the Principles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Reunite Families

June 20, 2018

As parents, sisters and brothers, and children, we have followed with great distress the reports of children from Mexico and Central America...

United Nations Foundation Announces Press Fellowship to UN General Assembly Week in September

June 14, 2018

The United Nations Foundation today announced a press fellowship to the opening of the UN General Assembly in New York. Selected journalists...

United Nations Foundation Announces Press Fellowship to Rwanda with a Focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

June 12, 2018

The United Nations Foundation’s Universal Access Project today announced a press fellowship to Rwanda with a focus on sexual and...

UN Foundation’s Kathy Calvin on Paraguay’s Certification as Malaria-Free: Progress Happens When We Act; Let’s Recommit to be the Generation to End Malaria

June 12, 2018

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as free of malaria – the first...

United Nations Foundation Welcomes Jeffrey Feltman, Former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, as a Senior Fellow

June 8, 2018

The United Nations Foundation today announced that Jeffrey Feltman, a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs and...

United Nations Foundation and Gap Inc. Join Forces for Pride Month to Support Global LGBTI Equality

May 17, 2018

Today, Gap Inc. and the United Nations Foundation announced that, for the third consecutive year, they will partner during Pride Month to raise...

UN Foundation Board: Our Shared Humanity Demands a Shared Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

April 27, 2018

At the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, a Board member of the United Nations Foundation, the...

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...

Sony Pictures Television Networks and the United Nations Foundation Launch the Picture This Festival For the Planet to Showcase Emerging Filmmakers

January 29, 2018

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN), in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, today announced the opening...

Rajesh Mirchandani named new Chief Communications Officer at the United Nations Foundation

January 16, 2018

The United Nations Foundation today announced that Rajesh Mirchandani has been named the Foundation’s new Chief Communications Officer to...

New study shows clean cooking can lead to increased birth weight in newborns

January 4, 2018

new study released today by...