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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...

UN Foundation Joins Efforts to Leverage Gender Data for Sustainable Development

May 17, 2016

The United Nations Foundation today joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, UN Women, and several other organizations committing to...

NetHope and DIAL Announce Partnership to Support Digital Development

May 17, 2016

NetHope and the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) announced a partnership to guide the use of the Principles for Digital Development at the ICT4D...

UN Foundation Names Baroness Valerie Amos and Dr. Julio Frenk as New Board Members

May 17, 2016

The United Nations Foundation Board of Directors today announced two new members– Baroness Valerie Amos, Director of SOAS University of...

Star-Studded Fourth Annual Moms +SocialGood Kicks off Global Moms Relay to Benefit Women & Children Around the World

May 6, 2016

In celebration of Mother’s Day, hundreds of corporate and community leaders, celebrities, experts, and every day moms and dads gathered at...

UN Foundation Calls Signing of Paris Climate Agreement a Vital Step

April 22, 2016

New York, NY (April 22, 2016) – At the United Nations today, 175 countries reaffirmed their commitment to ambitious climate action, coming...

UN Foundation Announces Global Health Press Fellowship with Focus on Emergency Response to Measles Outbreaks

April 11, 2016

The United Nations Foundation today announced an exclusive press fellowship for a select group of international journalists to observe an...

Mothers and Families for Global Change Join Forces for Fourth Annual Moms +SocialGood on May 5, 2016 in New York City

April 6, 2016

In celebration of Mother’s Day, hundreds of advocates, experts and every day moms and dads will...

UN Foundation Announces Press Fellowship to Women Deliver in Copenhagen

March 29, 2016

The United Nations Foundation today announced an exclusive media training for a select group of U.S.-based journalists from May 14 - 19, 2016....

UNITED NATIONS NAMES “RED,” FROM THE ANGRY BIRDS AS HONORARY AMBASSADOR FOR GREEN ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

March 18, 2016

(New York, NY) - Red, the starring animated character voiced by US star Jason Sudeikis in the upcoming “The Angry Birds Movie,” was...

UN Foundation Congratulates Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, a Pioneer in the Sustainability Movement

January 18, 2016

Today, the Zayed Future Energy Prize awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to UN Foundation Board Vice Chair Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland for her...

UN Foundation: Now We Must Move with Urgency to Deliver on Promise of Climate Agreement

December 12, 2015

At the COP21 United Nations conference in Paris today, officials from nearly 200 countries reached a new agreement...

Love Letter from Earth to Paris

December 10, 2015

Earth to Paris, a coalition of global partners driving awareness about the connection between...

UN Foundation Announces Billion-Dollar Investment Opportunity for Energy Access

December 8, 2015

During the Earth To Paris event on December 8 at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Richenda Van Leeuwen,...

Global Movement Brings Earth To the Paris Climate Conversation

December 6, 2015

Earth To Paris, a coalition of global partners helping to drive awareness about the connection...

UN Foundation Board: Climate Change Conference Can Be Turning Point for Humanity

November 30, 2015

World leaders are gathering in Paris today for the start of COP 21, the United Nations conference to reach a new global agreement to address...

Acting on Climate Change: Locally and Globally

November 23, 2015

What: With the United Nations climate conference—COP21 less than two weeks away, representatives from the Hip Hop...

U.S. Members of Congress Make First Visit to South Sudan since Civil War

November 19, 2015

Members of U.S. Congress traveled to South Sudan as the first delegation to visit the new nation since hostilities erupted in 2013....

UN Foundation Announces Special Earth To Paris Climate Press Fellowship

November 12, 2015

The United Nations Foundation today announced a special global issues fellowship focused on climate change to be held in December 2015 as part...

Earth To Paris Countdown: 30 Days Until Summit Convenes Experts, Advocates, Influencers and CEOs to Discuss Climate Action During COP21

November 9, 2015

Now only one month away, Earth to Paris, a coalition of partners helping to drive awareness about the...

 
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