An Online Invitation to Create a Peaceful, Healthy Tomorrow: UN Foundation Launches New UNFoundation.org
Redesigned Site Embraces the Power of Social Media and Connects People to the Life-Saving Work of the United Nations
Washington, DC — September 14, 2011
The United Nations Foundation today relaunched www.unfoundation.org as an enhanced online hub, providing instant access to UN Foundation initiatives and connecting people with the UN to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. Visitors to the site will have easy access to information about the campaigns powered by the UN Foundation; can get engaged by learning, advocating, and donating on behalf of global issues; and can share their experience with their online networks through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, and the full range of social media.
The new site empowers users to support the work of the UN and to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges by engaging with UN Foundation campaigns and programs, such as Nothing but Nets, Girl Up, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Better World Campaign, and the United Nations Association of the USA, as well as reading the foreign policy blog UN Dispatch.
“Millions of stories unfold every day about how the UN changes lives and helps create a better, more secure, and healthier world,” said UN Foundation CEO, Kathy Calvin. “The new www.unfoundation.org is an online tool for progress and peace that puts the power of the internet and social media to work for all global citizens.”
By connecting with UN Foundation campaigns, visitors to www.unfoundation.org can take actions such as sending a malaria-preventing bed net to Africa, learning about issues affecting girls in developing countries, voicing their support for life-saving vaccines for children around the world, and thanking UN peacekeepers. The new site includes a number of new and improved features, such as better access to high-impact stories, videos and photos, podcasts, subscriptions, and RSS feeds. Campaigns and initiatives highlighted on the new site are part of the UN Foundation’s innovative efforts to help people around the world broaden their global perspectives and support the UN.
For more information and to check out the redesigned website, please visit www.unfoundation.org.
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About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.