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The Council of Women World Leaders Announces New Members.

December 7, 2016

The Council of Women World Leaders is pleased to announce that Her Excellencies, Joyce Banda, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Paula Cox, Kolinda...

Statement from Kathy Calvin on Nomination of Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

November 23, 2016

United Nations Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin today issued the following statement on the nomination of Governor Nikki Haley for...

Turning “doorbusters” into door openers.

November 22, 2016

The UN Foundation is a proud partner of the #GivingTuesday movement. The Foundation is one of thousands of organizations coming together for...

United Nations Foundation and Better World Campaign Congratulate Donald Trump on U.S. Presidential Election

November 9, 2016

The United Nations Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World Campaign, today congratulated Donald Trump on his election as...

Global Leadership Awards Honor Trailblazers Advancing the United Nations’ Goals Around the World

October 19, 2016

During tonight’s annual Global Leadership Awards Dinner, the United Nations Foundation will recognize five honorees who are working...

United Nations Foundation Board Welcomes António Guterres as Next UN Secretary-General

October 13, 2016

The United Nations Foundation Board of Directors welcomed António Guterres as the ninth UN Secretary-General. Today, the UN General...

Statement by UN Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner on Security Council’s Nomination of António Guterres as Next UN Secretary-General

October 6, 2016

Today the United Nations Security Council nominated António Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General to succeed current UN...

United Nations Foundation’s Kathy Calvin on Security Council’s Nomination of António Guterres as Next UN Secretary-General

October 6, 2016

Today the United Nations Security Council nominated António Guterres as the next UN Secretary-General to...

UN Foundation Hails News on Paris Climate Agreement, Leadership by Key Countries

October 5, 2016

The United Nations Foundation applauded news that the Paris Agreement on climate change is now poised to enter into full force, faster than...

Announcing the Launch of the Earth To Marrakech Global Climate Movement

September 21, 2016

At an event at United Nations headquarters today, the United Nations Foundation and GOOD magazine announced the launch of Earth To Marrakech, a...

UN Foundation Celebrates Progress toward Implementation of the Paris Agreement to Address Climate Change

September 21, 2016

Multiple countries formally joined or committed to join the Paris Agreement on climate change during a special event at the United Nations this...

The UN Foundation, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service and the Global Innovation Exchange Announce the Second Annual Solutions Summit in Support of the Sustainable Development Goals

September 21, 2016

Today, the UN Foundation, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN NGLS), and the Global Innovation Exchange, in collaboration with the SDG...

Forest Whitaker and Andrea Bocelli Join Ban Ki-Moon at the UN to Shine a Spotlight on Progress of the Global Goals, One Year On

September 16, 2016

  • Partners; the United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Foundation, SDG Action Campaign and Project Everyone come together...

Nigerian-American Reporter Wins Award For Coverage of Pressing Global Issues

September 13, 2016

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has named Nigerian-American journalist Chika Oduah as the...

Fellowship Provides Participants Unique Insights and Experiences in Connection with Global Events

September 12, 2016

The United Nations Foundation today announced its partnership with ColorComm, the premier organization for women of color in all areas of...

UN Foundation Applauds Leadership by the U.S. and China In Formally Joining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

September 3, 2016

Action today by the world’s two largest carbon-emitting countries makes a decisive advance toward bringing the Paris Agreement on climate...

Social Good Summit Partners Announce New Speakers Headlined by Vice President Joe Biden

August 30, 2016

The annual...


August 12, 2016

Today, on International Youth Day, the United Nations Foundation and One Young World, the...

United Nations Foundation Announces Seventh Annual Global Issues Press Fellowship

August 3, 2016

Fellowship during UN Week in New York City provides...

Global Partnership Unveils MultiMillion Dollar Funding Initiative to Support Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development

July 21, 2016

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data has announced a new multimillion dollar funding initiative to support collaborative data...