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Fast Company Announces Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) as 2012 Innovation by Design Award Winner

October 17, 2012

The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) has been named 2012 Fast Company Innovation By Design Award winner in the...

World Leaders, United Nations Officials, and Today’s Top Innovators Gather for 55th Annual Global Leadership Dinner in NY

October 16, 2012

Recognizing the United Nations’ vital role advancing peace, justice and prosperity, the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations...

Dr. Nafis Sadik: “In the face of injustice, Malala refused to stay silent, and so must we.”

October 12, 2012

Dr. Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani physician, United Nations Foundation Board Member, and former Executive Director of the United Nations Population...

THE UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION ‘S SHOT@LIFE CAMPAIGN WINS PR NEWS DIGITAL AWARD FOR BEST NEW SITE

October 2, 2012

The United Nations Foundation was recognized this week as the winner of a PR News Digital PR Award for Best New Site for its Shot@Life campaign...

Global Luminaries Unite to Issue Urgent Call for a Polio-Free World

September 27, 2012

In a display of solidarity, leaders from around the world today vowed to capitalize on progress achieved this year and to step up the fight to...

Social Good Summit Sparks Record-Setting Global Conversation on the Power of Technology and Social Media to Solve the World’s Greatest Challenges

September 27, 2012

This year’s Social Good Summit sparked a record-setting global conversation on...

Innovation Working Group and mHealth Alliance Announce 2012 Grant Winners

September 25, 2012

The Innovation Working Group (IWG) and mHealth Alliance announced the eight 2012 winners of catalytic grants today at a luncheon event held in...

Picture this: A mobile app that captures your child’s moments and helps children around the world

September 24, 2012

A child’s life is made up of many firsts – moments like a first smile – that we love to celebrate. However, 1.5 million...

United Nations Foundation Launches Global Good Challenge

September 24, 2012

Groundbreaking Digital Collaboration for Social Good Asks People toDonate Their Voices, Take Actions to...

The UN Foundation makes significant progress on commitment to improve women’s and children’s health, in support of Every Woman Every Child

September 24, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 (New York, NY) – As Every Woman Every Child marks its second anniversary today, the...

UN Foundation Announces Fellows for 2012 Press Fellowship

September 19, 2012

The United Nations Foundation announced today the journalists who will participate in the 2012 United Nations Foundation Global Issues Press...

Eighty-six Percent Decline in Measles Cases Brings Western Pacific Region Closer Than Ever to Measles Elimination

September 13, 2012

Measles cases are at an historic low in the Western Pacific Region and it’s making excellent progress towards eliminating the measles...

Bold New Artworks to Help End Measles Acclaimed Illustrator Sophie Blackall Unveils New Exhibit Inspired by Her African Journey

September 13, 2012

Sophie Blackall, acclaimed as a gifted illustrator for all ages, is unveiling a new project aimed at stopping the threat of measles. Her new...

Social Good Summit Named Finalist in PR News’ Platinum PR Awards

September 10, 2012

As anticipation builds for the 2012 Social Good Summit, this annual event and the founding partners of the original 2010 edition, were...

United Nations Foundation’s Diana Walker Named One of the “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders”

September 7, 2012

Yesterday, the Diplomatic Courier and the

All-Access Preview of Upcoming 2012 Social Good Summit

September 6, 2012

Since 2010, the Social Good Summit has generated increasing attention and excitement, as a dynamic, open-to-all counterpoint to New York’s...

A Global Save the Date: Announcing the 2012 Social Good Summit, September 22-24

August 9, 2012

In every corner of the world, more and more people are using digital tools and technologies to connect around and transform the challenges and...

Statement from Senator Timothy E. Wirth on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

July 30, 2012

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has taken bold action on behalf of persons with disabilities everywhere, voting to approve a treaty that...

To Defeat AIDS, Better Integrate HIV/AIDS Programs and Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

July 23, 2012

United Nations Foundation CEO Kathy Calvin today issued the following statement on the occasion of the XIX International AIDS Conference, which...

Former UNFPA Leaders Praise London Summit as Transformative Moment for Family Planning

July 11, 2012

On World Population Day, two former UNFPA Executive Directors, Dr. Nafis Sadik  and Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, released the following statement...

 
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