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July 11, 2012

Why We Care: Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, an unprecedented collection of personal stories, unveiled today at the...

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...

Game Over, Malaria: Nothing But Nets and plyfe Join Forces to Fight Deadly Disease

July 10, 2012

The United Nations Foundation’s

United Nations Foundation Announces 2012 “Global Issues Journalism Fellowship”

July 9, 2012

This September, global attention will again focus on the United Nations as international leaders gather in New York to address some of the...

Estonia helps protect tens of thousands of children against polio

July 3, 2012

Today the United Nations Foundation announced a pledge of US$25,000 from the Government of the Republic of Estonia to...

Actress and Humanitarian Serinda Swan Joins the Fight Against Malaria

June 21, 2012

As the newest Champion in the fight against malaria, actress and humanitarian Serinda Swan recently joined a delegation from the United Nations...

Rio+Social “6-Minute Speech” Unites World Vision for a Sustainable Future

June 20, 2012

Yesterday, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, an environmental activist, spoke to the world at Rio+Social, delivering a

Thousands of Global Citizens Gather Through Rio+Social to Address Sustainability Challenges and Build a Better World

June 19, 2012

Today, on the eve of Rio+20, the historic United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+Social is catalyzing a global, online...

Virgin Unite and the United Postcode Lotteries Celebrate Businesses Protecting Mother Nature at Rio+Social

June 15, 2012

Today, the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, 92nd Street Y, Ericsson, Energias de Portugal (EDP), LiveAD, and Planeta Sustentável...

Linkin Park Joins Rio+Social

June 13, 2012

Today Linkin Park announced their participation in Rio+Social on June 19th, a global conversation organized by the United Nations Foundation,...

United Nations Foundation and Virgin Produced Take Social Good to New Heights

June 7, 2012

Social good reaches new heights – 35,000 feet – this month as the United Nations Foundation and Virgin Produced announced a new...

Corporate Pioneers, Global Leaders, Goodwill Ambassadors, Human Rights Defenders, Environmental Experts, and Nobel Laureates Join Rio+Social

June 1, 2012

Today the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, 92nd Street Y, Ericsson, Energias de Portugal (EDP), LiveAD, and Planeta Sustentável...

Rio+Social Invites the World to Make History and Help Write the Next '6-Minute Speech'

May 30, 2012

Today the organizing of partners Rio+Social launched the “6-Minute Speech Project,” a platform for a worldwide dialogue around the...

The Measles & Rubella Initiative Teams Up With Celebrated Illustrator Sophie Blackall

May 29, 2012

Today the global initiative working to eliminate   measles and rubella is proud to announce a unique collaboration with acclaimed...

Rio+Social Announces New Speakers: Entrepreneurs, UN Leaders and Global Advocates Join the Social Good Discussion

May 16, 2012

The partners organizing Rio+Social – the interactive event and global conversation about the intersection of social media, technology and...

United Nations Foundation Calling All Influencers with a Global Perspective on Social Media and Sustainability

May 14, 2012

Registration is officially open for Rio+Social, the innovative event bringing together leaders in social media, technology, global issues, and...


May 9, 2012

Building on its Power the World initiative to bring solar lights to homes in Haiti, the Grammy-Award winning band Linkin Park has launched a new...

Life-saving shots: World renowned baby photographer Anne Geddes adds her voice to the fight for global vaccines

April 26, 2012

The UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign announced world-renowned baby photographer Anne Geddes as its Global Advocate today. Geddes, who is...

National launch of Shot@Life campaign rallies largest network of Americans in support of global vaccine efforts to stop 1.5 million preventable deaths around the world each year

April 26, 2012

Thousands of volunteer advocates, celebrities, medical experts and some of the country’s most influential voices...

United Nations Foundation and United Nations Association of the USA to Honor Global UN Advocates

April 25, 2012

Today the UN Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) announced the awardees for its