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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...

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...

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...

Social Good Summit Partners Announce Speakers and Ticket Availability

July 19, 2016

The annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists and voices from...

Exclusive Telephone Briefing: World Food Programme’s Executive Director to Brief on El Niño and Devastating Drought and Food Crisis in Malawi – the Largest Humanitarian Emergency in the Country's History

July 18, 2016

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, is visiting Malawi this week to see the impacts of a devastating, El...

United Nations Foundation Mourns the Passing of Michael Elliott

July 15, 2016

The United Nations Foundation today joins people around the world in mourning the passing of Michael Elliott, former President and CEO of ONE....

Exclusive Press Briefing: Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals One Year After Being Adopted

July 12, 2016

From July 11-20, government officials, development experts, the private sector, and civil society organizations will come together at the United...

United Nations Foundation Team Wins Two Major Public Relations Awards

June 29, 2016

The United Nations Foundation’s Public Affairs team was recognized for its global communications work by two of the public relations...

A.C. Milan’s Keisuke Honda Named United Nations Foundation Global Advocate For Youth

June 22, 2016

Today, the United Nations Foundation named A.C. Milan soccer player Keisuke Honda as a Global Advocate for Youth. The announcement was made at...

UN Foundation Announces Press Fellowship to Uganda to Focus on Women’s Health and Rights

June 13, 2016

The United Nations Foundation today announced a fellowship for a select group of U.S.-based journalists focused on sexual and reproductive...

UN Foundation Congratulates Ted Turner on Receiving The Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award For Philanthropy

June 9, 2016

Yesterday, Forbes awarded its Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy to United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman...

Moving Past Pilots: Entering the Next Phase of Digital Development

May 19, 2016

Today, we mark the end of the 8th annual ICT4D conference which gathered over...