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Population Milestone Highlights Need for Access to Vaccines

October 28, 2011

With the world preparing to mark the birth of the 7 billionth child, Peg Willingham, Executive Director of Shot@Life, the UN Foundation campaign...

Girl Up Highlights the Importance of Counting Girls as World Population Grows to 7 Billion

October 27, 2011

With the seventh billion child expected to be born this month, Girl Up is drawing attention to the need to count, advocate for and invest in...

7 Billion Reasons to Be the Generation to End Malaria Deaths

October 27, 2011

As the world prepares to welcome the 7 billionth child, Chris Helfrich, Director of the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets...

World Population Reaches 7 Billion with Significant Implications for Cookstove Sector

October 26, 2011

The birth of the planet’s 7 billionth person this month is a milestone that underscores the life-saving mission of the Global Alliance for...

7 Billion Reasons for mHealth

October 26, 2011

With the birth of the world’s 7 billionth child this month, and more than 5 billion mobile phone subscriptions, the

7 Billion Reasons to Invest in Women’s Reproductive Health

October 25, 2011

On October 31, the world’s population is expected to reach 7 billion people. In recognition of this milestone,...

As United Nations turns 66, Americans Agree the UN is “In Everyone’s Interest”

October 24, 2011

Today is United Nations Day, a celebration of the 66th anniversary of the founding of the UN, and across the country Americans from all walks of...

Planned Parenthood and United Nations Foundation Honor Senator Dick Durbin for International Family Planning Leadership

October 17, 2011

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the United Nations Foundation, Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL), and more than 100...

Poll Shows More than Eight out of Ten American Voters Support U.S. Engagement at the United Nations

October 12, 2011

New bipartisan public opinion research released today by the United Nations Foundation and its sister organization, the

Nothing But Nets Campaign Launches Emergency Appeal to Save Lives in the Horn of Africa

October 12, 2011

In response to the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign -- a global,...

“Girls Grow” Highlights Need for Increased Investment in Rural Adolescent Girls

October 7, 2011

The UN Foundation today welcomed the release by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs of Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies....

Top 11 in 2011 Innovators Challenge Now Accepting Nominations

October 5, 2011

The mHealth Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation have announced the Top...

Saudi Arabia Gives $30 Million toward Polio Eradication Efforts

September 28, 2011

The United Nations Foundation today announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had delivered $15 million of its $30 million...

Measles Initiative applauds GAVI Alliance for funding measles second dose in nine additional countries

September 27, 2011

The GAVI Alliance today committed US $19.6 million between 2012 and 2016 to help nine countries deliver a second dose of measles vaccine for...

Momentum Continues to Build for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves On First Year Anniversary

September 23, 2011

Discussion during the closing plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) yesterday highlighted the Global Alliance for Clean...

Social Good Summit Wraps Up with Commitments to Social Change through Social Media

September 22, 2011

As the Social Good Summit, held this week in New York alongside the United Nations General Assembly, wraps up today, in-person and online...

Dow Corning Commits $5 Million to Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

September 21, 2011

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves announced today that Dow Corning has committed $5 million to its efforts to prevent unnecessary death,...

Shot@Life Highlights the Power of Social Media to Ignite a Conversation on Global Vaccines

September 21, 2011

The United Nations Foundation’s recently unveiled campaign, Shot@Life, will be featured at the...

Sustainable Energy for All a Priority for UN Secretary-General's Second Term

September 21, 2011

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today laid out priorities that will guide his second 5-year term, naming among them extending...

ABC News and the UN Foundation to launch the "Million Moms Challenge"

September 19, 2011

Today ABC News and the UN Foundation will launch an initiative engaging millions of Americans to support millions of  moms across the globe...

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