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Nothing But Nets delivers 740,000 bed nets to the Central African Republic

December 19, 2008

The UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots initiative to prevent malaria, announced today the...

Global Measles Deaths Drop by 74%

December 4, 2008

Measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750,000 to 197,000. In addition, the  Eastern Mediterranean...

President-elect Barack Obama's selection of Susan Rice

December 1, 2008

“President-elect Barack Obama’s selection of Susan Rice as the next Ambassador to the United Nations, and his decision to once make...

Bipartisan U.S. Foreign Policy Leaders Urge Obama Administration to Revitalize U.S.-UN Relationship

November 20, 2008

Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2008) – A bipartisan coalition of over three dozen senior foreign policy leaders in the United States...

Nothing But Nets Campaign Helps Deliver Life-Saving Bed Nets to Children in Cote d'Ivoire

November 10, 2008

The people of The United Methodist Church will join with the United Nations...

Measles Initiative Supports Disease Prevention for Children in China's Earthquake Zone

November 10, 2008

The Measles Initiative is supporting the government of the People's Republic of China in providing measles vaccines to more than 7.3 million...

Sweepstakes Offers Viewers the Chance to Win "Your Turn to Get Exiled" Experience

November 3, 2008

The United Nations Foundation is partnering with MTV to give fans of the MTV hit show, Exiled, a chance to win a trip to the MTV 2009 Movie...

La bioenergie pourrait contribuer a diminuer la pauvrete dans les regions rurales d'Afrique de l'Ouest

October 16, 2008

Un nouveau rapport publié par la Fondation des Nations Unies constate que la bioénergie peut apporter des opportunités...

Sound Bioenergy Policies Could Help Lift West African Rural Areas Out of Poverty

October 16, 2008

A new report released by the United Nations Foundation, the International Centre for Trade and...

United Nations Foundation Appoints Daniel Carucci as Vice President of Global Health

October 15, 2008

The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) announced today the appointment of Daniel Carucci as its Vice President of Global Health.  In...

WildCam Puts Spotlight on Belize Barrier Reef

October 7, 2008

During the IUCN World Conservation Congress, the United Nations Foundation, National Geographic Society and the International Union for...

Urgent Funding Needed to Reach the 2010 Measles Goal

October 6, 2008

Ted Turner Announces First-Ever Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria at World Conservation Congress

October 6, 2008

United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner joined the Rainforest Alliance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and...

A UN Safety Net for Refugees in Africa

September 26, 2008

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced today a new initiative to help eliminate malaria deaths in...

$9 Million Committed to Bolster Worldwide Measles Initiative

September 25, 2008

The Measles Initiative announced today $9 million worth of donations from the Vodafone Foundation-United Nations Foundation Technology...

Mobile Health Initiative Expands to Over 20 Countries in Africa

September 9, 2008

The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation’s Technology Partnership (Technology Partnership) announced today the expansion of...

New Opinion Research Shows American Voters Reject "Going It Alone", Embrace International Cooperation

August 27, 2008

The United Nations Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World Campaign, released today the results of a six-month public opinion...

First Lady Laura Bush and United Nations Foundation to Announce Nothing But Nets Distribution of Mosquito Nets to Combat Malaria in Burma (Mynanmar)

August 7, 2008

The United Nations Foundation announced today that it will provide 10,000 anti-malarial bed nets to families living in temporary camps on the...

Experts Assemble to Tackle Global Health Challenges

July 28, 2008

The United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Group Foundation’s Technology Partnership (Technology Partnership) announced today the start of...

The Jonas Brothers' Change For The Children Foundation Chooses Nothing But Nets as a Partner in "YOU DECIDE-YOU DONATE"

July 23, 2008

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a grassroots initiative to prevent malaria in Africa, announced today it is...