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David Cook Donates New Single to Help Girl Up Transform Lives

December 22, 2011

To help the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign reach its goal of raising funds for 2,000 Somali refugee girls in Ethiopia, RCA...

Director of the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign Commends Steep Decline in Malaria Deaths in Africa

December 16, 2011

Following the release of the World Health Organization's World Malaria Report, Chris Helfrich, director of the United Nations Foundation’s...

"Making Life: A Risky Proposition" -- A Diane Sawyer “20/20” Special

December 12, 2011

The numbers are staggering: every 90 seconds, a woman dies during pregnancy or childbirth -- that’s about 1,000 women a day. Yet...

Anne Geddes Joins United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child Effort Increasing her Philanthropic Commitments to Help Women and Children

December 12, 2011

One of the world’s most respected photographers, Anne Geddes has made a commitment to the United Nations’ Every Woman Every...

The Innovation Working Group and the mHealth Alliance Announce Grantees to Improve Women’s and Children’s Health Using Mobile Technology

December 6, 2011

Today at the 2011 mHealth Summit, the Innovation Working Group, part of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child...

mHealth Alliance and Rockefeller Foundation Honor Leading Mobile Health Innovators of the Year

December 4, 2011

The mHealth Alliance, with funding from the

European Countries Must Take Action Now to Prevent Continued Measles Outbreaks in 2012

December 2, 2011

A new report today describing the large scale of measles outbreaks in European countries underscores their serious public health and economic...

UN Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth Commends Partners on Progress and Urges Individuals to Take Action on World AIDS Day

December 1, 2011

United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth today issued the following statement on World AIDS Day.

“We have many...

Girl Up and Project Girl Performance Collective Inspire at TEDxWomen

December 1, 2011

Participants around the world taking part in today’s TEDxWomen conference were...

The Million Moms Challenge launches “Imagine Me & You” Photo Contest

November 28, 2011

Calling all expectant moms! Today, the Million Moms Challenge, in collaboration with ABC News, the United Nations Foundation, Disney Baby and...

Join Experts for a Sneak Peek of the 2011 mHealth Summit

November 28, 2011

The mHealth Summit is the world’s largest mobile health event with an expected 3000-3500 attendees from more than 40 countries. This year...

UN Foundation's Wirth on IPCC extreme weather report

November 18, 2011

On the summary released today by the Intergovernmental Panel...

Measles Initiative Hails GAVI Decision to Fund Rubella Campaigns

November 17, 2011

Today the Measles Initiative applauds the GAVI Alliance board decision to fund rubella campaigns in the countries with the greatest need. The...

Girl Up Inspires San Francisco Teens at Unite for Girls Tour

November 14, 2011

The United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign educated, motivated and engaged San Francisco teens on Saturday with the Unite for Girls...

On Nothing But Nets’ 5-Year Anniversary, UN Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner Thanks Partners, Calls for Renewed Action in the Fight Against Malaria

November 14, 2011

On the 5-year anniversary of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, UN Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted...

Statement by Julia Roberts on World Pneumonia Day

November 10, 2011

Academy Award-winning actor Julia Roberts, who serves as Global Ambassador of the Global Alliance for Clean...

Malaria takes center-stage as Disney’s The Lion King and the Nederlander Organization Join the Fight Against Malaria

November 9, 2011

Today, the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets—a global, grassroots campaign to fight malaria in Africa—announced that...

UN Foundation and United Nations Association of the United States of America Salute 21st Century UN Advocates at Global Leadership Awards Dinner

November 8, 2011

In today’s world, leaders from all walks of life are turning to the United Nations to solve some of the toughest challenges.  Tonight...

World’s biggest virtual baby shower brings children’s health to the social media audience

November 7, 2011

New York, NY – On November 8, the UN Foundation, BabyCenter and

UNA-USA Members Support the United Nations as Global Population Reaches 7 Billion

October 31, 2011

As the world marks the birth of the 7 billionth child this month, the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and its more than 100...

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