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UN Foundation to Help Protect More than a Million Refugees from Malaria in Africa

April 27, 2009

The United Nations Foundation announced today that, working with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), it will send over 346,000 life-saving bed nets...

Statement by Timothy Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, on the Major Economies Forum

April 27, 2009

The Major Economies Forum is hosted by the United States, and brings together the world’s 17 largest carbon dioxide-emitting...

Statement by Reid Detchon, Executive Director, Energy and Climate On the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of a proposed finding that greenhouse gasses pose a threat to public health; decision to move toward regulation

April 17, 2009

 “Legislation is preferable to regulation, but the climate challenge is so urgent, EPA's decision to act is warranted.  Congress...

U.S. Measles Outbreaks Highlight Global Need

April 17, 2009

Editors note: Interviews with technical experts leading the Measles Initiative can be arranged throughout the weekend and...

UN Foundation Chairman Ted Turner thanks Ashton Kutcher, CNN, and others for raising awareness about malaria on Twitter

April 17, 2009

“I salute both Ashton Kutcher and CNN for causing a buzz about malaria, a leading killer of children and refugees...

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, regarding the Obama Administration's request of $836M for UN peacekeeping:

April 10, 2009

“The UN Foundation commends President Obama for his request to Congress for $836 million for United Nations peacekeeping as part of the FY...

Nothing But Nets Launches World Malaria Day Fundraising Challenge

April 1, 2009

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign launched a worldwide fundraiser challenge today to raise money to send...

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation, regarding the Obama Administration's decision to run for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council

March 31, 2009

The UN Foundation congratulates the Obama Administration on its decision to run this year for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights...

UN Foundation Women & Population Executive Director Tamara Kreinin Remarks on U.S. Administration's Restoration of Funding for UNFPA, New Global Women's Post

March 13, 2009

“By restoring U.S. funding for UNFPA, the UN Population Fund, and creating a new, high-level State Department position to advance global...

Nothing But Nets, Gavin DeGraw and Tom Cavanagh Help Save Lives in Uganda

March 11, 2009

The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots initiative to prevent malaria, is teaming up with...

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, regarding 2009 Omnibus Funding for United Nations Peacekeeping

February 25, 2009

 “After nearly six months of operating on a Continuing Resolution allowing for flat-lined funding to keep government services...

Energy Future Coalition Announces Vision for a Clean Energy Smart Grid

February 20, 2009

Today more than 30 businesses and organizations, ranging from the Sierra Club and the Center for American Progress to Mesa Power and Intel,...

Leading Foundations to Form mHealth Alliance

February 17, 2009

Three of the world's leading foundations involved in global health, technology and humanitarian assistance—the Rockefeller Foundation, the...

U.S. Decision to Engage in Durban Review Applauded by Human Rights Leaders

February 16, 2009

The following statement was issued by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation; Kenneth Roth, President of Human Rights...

Statement by Reid Detchon, Executive Director, Energy Future Coalition

February 10, 2009

"With the economy in free fall, no industry is hurting more than housing and construction.  Skilled workers and contractors stand ready to...

Nothing But Nets and Union of Reform Judaism Help Save Lives in Kenya

February 10, 2009

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

Peter Yeo Joins UN Foundation as Vice President for Public Policy

February 2, 2009

The United Nations Foundation announced today that Peter Yeo, Deputy Staff Director for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has joined the...

World Economic Forum Gives Adolescent Girls a Voice on the Global Stage

January 30, 2009

With an agenda focused almost exclusively on the global financial crisis, the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting program today will...

Workers, Builders Join with Energy Advocates in "Rebuilding America" Initiative

January 27, 2009

They say, 'Put us to work’ reducing energy waste in America’s buildings and call for $20 billion in spending for economic...

President Obama's decision to direct the EPA to set more stringent automobile emission and fuel efficiency standards, and on the energy components of President Obama's "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan"

January 26, 2009

“President Obama’s actions today have huge implications for U.S. energy and climate policy.  Granting the California waiver...

 
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