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Sen. Kerry to Advance Legacy of International Cooperation at State Dept., Says UN Foundation President

December 21, 2012

Senator Timothy E. Wirth, president of the United Nations Foundation, congratulated President Barak Obama today on the nomination of Senator...

Statement from United Nations Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin on Health Worker Attacks in Pakistan

December 18, 2012

Following deadly attacks on health workers in Pakistan who were part of a polio vaccination campaign, United Nations Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin...

Director of the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Campaign Urges Continued Funding, Bed Nets to Fight Malaria in Africa

December 17, 2012

With the release of this year’s World Health Organization World Malaria Report, Chris Helfrich, director of the United Nations...

New Study Estimates 4 Million Deaths from Household Cooking Smoke Each Year

December 13, 2012

Household air pollution from cooking with solid fuels kills 4 million people annually, according to

Second Annual TrustLaw Awards – Winners

December 3, 2012


mHealth Alliance Partnership Board Names Karl Brown Chairman

December 3, 2012

The mHealth Alliance today named Karl Brown, Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation, the new Chairman of the Partnership Board,...

New Public-Private Initiative Leverages Mobile Technologies to Save One Million Lives in Nigeria

December 3, 2012

The mHealth Alliance announced today a new partnership with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health and Intel to leverage mobile computing and...

On World AIDS Day UN Foundation CEO Applauds Progress and Urges Individuals to Take Action to Fight AIDS

December 1, 2012

United Nations Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin today issued the following statement on World AIDS Day:

“Today, on World AIDS Day,...

#GivingTuesday Shines a Light on Philanthropy, Service and American Generosity and Creates Opening Day for the Giving Season

November 28, 2012

An unprecedented partnership of more than 2,500 charities, volunteer organizations, corporations, community centers and foundations made history...

Inaugural Global Health Track at 2012 mHealth Summit Attracts Health Leaders from 50 Countries

November 27, 2012

The mHealth Summit announced today that 4,000 representatives from 50 countries are expected to attend the fourth annual event which, for the...

Americanos se Unen Para Dar Más, Dar Mejor y Dar Eficazmente en #GivingTuesday

November 20, 2012

Hoy se ha marcado un logro muy importante para el movimiento #GivingTuesday  ya que la lista de socios que lideran la nación a "Get...

mHealth Alliance and CARE Partner to Improve the Lives of Women and Children

November 20, 2012

Today, the mHealth Alliance and CARE announced a new partnership to find ways to integrate mobile health technologies to empower women and...

United Nations Foundation Welcomes Mark Dybul as Executive Director of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

November 16, 2012

United Nations Foundation Chief Executive Officer Kathy Calvin welcomed today the announcement of Ambassador Mark Dybul as the Executive...

United Nations Foundation Statement on UNFPA “State of World Population 2012” Report

November 14, 2012

United Nations Foundation Board of Directors Names Kathy Calvin Next President and CEO

November 14, 2012

The United Nations Foundation Board of Directors today named Kathy Calvin as the new President of the UN Foundation, effective February 1,...

The United Nations Foundation and Girl Up Campaign Rally Supporters Around Girls’ Education in Honor of Malala Day

November 10, 2012

New Partnership to Advance Understanding of mHealth Privacy and Security Policies

November 8, 2012

Today the mHealth Alliance, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie, and Merck announced that they are partnering on a new project...

United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth Congratulates President Obama

November 7, 2012

United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth today issued the following statement on the results of the United States presidential...

Message from Ted Turner

October 25, 2012

Full statement on remarks from CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight available on

UN Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth Statement on United Nations Day

October 24, 2012

Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, issued the following statement today to commemorate “United Nations...