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"See You in Copenhagen" Short Films Launched at Climate Week NYC

September 21, 2009

 New York, NY – United Nations Foundation President Tim Wirth today unveiled “See You in Copenhagen,” a short-film series...

UN Foundation commends The Haciendas and NatureAir for leading the way in sustainable tourism

September 21, 2009

Erika Harms, Executive Director for Sustainable Development at the UN Foundation, released the following statement on September 21,...

UN Foundation Women & Population Executive Director Tamara Kreinin Remarks on UN General Assembly Resolution to Create New Women's Agency

September 16, 2009

“The United Nations Foundation applauds the 64th Session of the General Assembly’s adoption Monday of a historic resolution aimed at...

Nothing But Nets Teams Up With Boy Scouts of America to Fight Malaria

August 27, 2009

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets, a grassroots campaign to prevent malaria by sending long-lasting...

Usher's Camp New Look Youth Participants Pledge to Help End Malaria in Africa

July 24, 2009

In support of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign–a global, grassroots initiative to prevent the...

On the conclusion of climate and energy discussions at the G8 and Major Economies Forum in L'Aquila, Italy

July 9, 2009

"The real issue now is that public policy is not keeping up with what the science is telling us we must do. Without immediate action, the...

UN Foundation Commits to Supporting Conservation of Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Just Inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

June 29, 2009

At the ongoing 33rd World Heritage Committee meeting in Seville, Spain, the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System has been added to the “List...

Waxman-Markey climate change legislation slated for debate and a potential vote in the House of Representatives today

June 26, 2009

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation, on the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation slated for debate and a...

UN Foundation congratulates David Killion on his appointment as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

June 26, 2009

“The United Nations Foundation strongly welcomes the appointment of David Killion as the next U.S. Permanent...

The United Nations Foundation Joins White House Initiative to Encourage Public Service

June 23, 2009

This week and throughout the summer, millions of people across the country will respond to the call to service made by President Barack Obama...

Congress Answers the Call on UN Funding

June 18, 2009

Responding to the House and Senate votes to pay back all U.S. debt to the UN since the 1999 Helms-Biden agreement, Mr. Ted Turner, founder of...

Washington, DC Community Leaders Commit to Send 10,000 Anti-Malarial Bed Nets to Refugees in Africa

June 16, 2009

During a public rally today, co-hosted by the United Nations Foundation and its Nothing But Nets campaign, Councilman Jack Evans...

Security Council Resolution Provides Effective Diplomatic Approach

June 12, 2009

Statement by Better World Campaign Executive Director Peter Yeo

“Today’s Security Council...

World leaders call for immediate action on adaptation

June 8, 2009

A task force of former heads of state and government and business and civil society leaders from more than 20 countries today released...

Technologists Join Development and Health Experts in the Humanitarian Technology Challenge

May 27, 2009

What: The Humanitarian Technology Challenge (HTC) conference – a joint...

Better World Campaign Salutes Congressional Moves to Pay UN in Full and on Time

May 14, 2009

“Today the Congress has taken two significant actions that are helping to inaugurate a new era of American engagement through diplomacy...

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, regarding the U.S. election to the United Nations Human Rights Council:

May 12, 2009

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, regarding the U.S. election to the United Nations Human Rights...

UN Foundation Commends President Obama on his Global Health Plan

May 7, 2009

Daniel J. Carucci, Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation, released the following statement...

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, regarding the Obama Administration's FY2010 budget request for the United Nations and international organizations:

May 7, 2009

United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) President Timothy E. Wirth issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s fiscal...

Statement by Reid Detchon, Executive Director, Energy Future Coalition On the "Clean Energy Superhighways" bill, electricity transmission legislation introduced today by Representative Jay Inslee (D-Wash.)

April 30, 2009

"The bill would be a major step towards getting renewable energy from points of mass production to points of mass consumption.  It includes...