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United Nations Foundation and GSMA Team Up to Support Data for Good

February 27, 2017

The United Nations Foundation and the GSMA announced a partnership today at Mobile World Congress that...

UN Foundation Announces Press Fellowship to Guatemala to Focus On Women's Health and Rights

February 15, 2017

The United Nations Foundation today announced a fellowship to Guatemala for a select group of journalists who write for U.S.-based outlets to...

Pete Ogden named new Vice President for Energy, Climate and the Environment at the UN Foundation

February 6, 2017

 The United Nations Foundation today announced that Pete Ogden has been named the...

Statement from UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin on New Restrictions of U.S. Foreign Assistance to Limit Women’s Access to Health Care Globally

January 23, 2017

Editor’s note: More information has become available since this statement was released on January 23. While many details of the...

BNY Mellon and United Nations Foundation Reveal Investment Opportunities for Closing the Global Gender Gap in “Return on Equality”

January 19, 2017

There is significant opportunity for individual investors, asset managers and companies to move closer to achieving the goal of...

Statement from UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin on Secretary-General-Designate’s Appointments for Deputy Secretary-General, Chef de Cabinet, and Special Advisor on Policy

December 15, 2016

United Nations Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin issued the following statement today following the announcement by UN...

Statement from Kathy Calvin on Nomination of Rex Tillerson for U.S. Secretary of State

December 13, 2016

United Nations Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin today issued the following statement on the nomination of Rex Tillerson as U.S....

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...

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...

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...

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...

 
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