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Solutions Summit Live from the UN at 6pm ET Features Global Goals Innovators from Many Continents

September 27, 2015

Later today, immediately following the conclusion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, the UN-hosted Solutions Summit will turn...

UN Foundation Board: Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Provides the Opportunity of a Generation for People and the Planet

September 25, 2015

Today, world leaders at the United Nations are adopting new global goals called the Sustainable Development Goals, which the United Nations...

United Nations Foundation Announces Jennifer Lopez as Global Advocate for Girls and Women

September 23, 2015

Today, the United Nations Foundation announced Jennifer Lopez as the first-ever Global Advocate for Girls and Women at the UN Foundation. In...

UN Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Sierra Club Announce Winners of First-Ever “Why We Care Youth: Emerging Leaders for Reproductive Rights” Contest

September 21, 2015

The United Nations Foundation’s Universal Access Project, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Sierra...

Energy Access Practitioner Network member We Care Solar Wins $1 million “Powering the Future We Want” award

September 14, 2015

The UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network salutes We Care Solar for winning the inaugural USD 1 million Energy Grant...

Actress Sienna Miller, U.N. Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron Among New Social Good Summit Speakers

September 1, 2015

Actress Sienna Miller and U.N. Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron are among the newest speakers announced for Mashable's

Walgreens and United Nations Foundation Launch 2015 Get a Shot. Give a Shot® Campaign

September 1, 2015

Over the last two years, Walgreens has helped to provide 7 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through the Get...

UN Foundation Announces Press Fellowship to Indonesia with Focus on Women’s Health and Rights

August 3, 2015

The United Nations Foundation today announced a global issues fellowship focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Indonesia for a...

United Nations Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Global Issues Press Fellowship

July 15, 2015

The United Nations Foundation today announced that it will host its sixth annual reporting fellowship in New York, to coincide with the UN...

Social Good Summit Partners Announce Speakers and Ticket Availability

July 1, 2015

The annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists and voices from...

UN Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Sierra Club Launch Why We Care Youth to Amplify Young Voices on Critical Importance of International Reproductive Health and Contraception

June 30, 2015

The United Nations Foundation’s Universal Access Project, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Sierra...

San Francisco Celebrates 70th Anniversary of the Signing of the United Nations Charter

June 26, 2015

Exactly 70 years ago today — June 26, 1945 — the United Nations Charter, the treaty that established the UN, was signed in San...

Ashish J. Thakkar Named Chair of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council

June 26, 2015

The United Nations Foundation today announced Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, will serve as Chair of the UN...

United Nations Foundation COO Rick Parnell: Supreme Court Ruling a Victory for Human Rights

June 26, 2015

On the heels of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming a constitutional right to equal marriage for same-sex couples across the...

United Nations to Celebrate 70th Anniversary in San Francisco

June 23, 2015

On Friday June 26, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mayor Edwin M. Lee, and U.S. House...

United Nations Foundation Board Welcomes Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change

June 18, 2015

The Board of the United Nations Foundation today issued the following statement on “Laudato...

President Obama Signs Girls Count Act into Law

June 15, 2015

Signing of the Girls Count Act major victory for the thousands of grassroots supporters who advocated for the...

UN Foundation Board Names Ericsson President & CEO Hans Vestberg as New Member

June 12, 2015

The United Nations Foundation...

UN Foundation’s Detchon Testifies before Senate: Challenge of Climate Change is ‘Textbook’ Case of the UN’s Value to the U.S. & International Community

May 6, 2015

Appearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral...

Third Annual Moms +SocialGood Announces Addition of Connie Britton, Jerry O’Connell, Jessica Seinfeld, Jackie Bezos, Rosie Pope, Penny Abeywardena and Ambassador Power

April 29, 2015