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First-Ever Families +SocialGood Convenes Advocates, Celebrities, and Global Leaders in London to Unite for Global Change

May 25, 2017

Just before Father’s Day, hundreds of advocates, celebrities, global leaders, and families from all walks of life will gather on 15 June,...

United Nations Foundation Welcomes Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the New Director-General of the World Health Organization

May 23, 2017

Today, during the 70th World Health Assembly, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of...

United Nations Foundation Welcomes Sue Biniaz as New Senior Fellow for Climate Change

May 10, 2017

The United Nations Foundation today welcomed Sue Biniaz as a Senior Fellow.

For more than 25 years, Sue Biniaz served as the lead...

UN Foundation Kicks Off Project to Power Primary Health Facilities in Ghana and Uganda

April 4, 2017

The UN Foundation recently formalized its cooperation with the Governments of Ghana and Uganda in supporting a new project in the energy,...

Statement from UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin on Elimination of U.S. Funds for UNFPA

April 3, 2017

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin issued today the following statement on U.S....

UN Foundation CEO Congratulates Outgoing Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Aaron Sherinian on New Post

April 3, 2017

United Nations Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin today congratulated Aaron Sherinian, the organization’s Chief Communications...

United Nations Foundation Welcomes David Beasley As Head of World Food Programme

March 30, 2017

The United Nations Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin today welcomed the appointment of Former South Carolina Governor David...

The UN Foundation Urges U.S. to Live up to Its Responsibilities as a Global Leader on Climate Action

March 28, 2017

United Nations Foundation President Kathy Calvin issued the following statement on the sweeping Executive Order signed today by President Trump...

United Nations, UNICEF and Smurfs Team Up to celebrate International Day of Happiness

March 18, 2017

Voice actors from the upcoming animated movie Smurfs: The Lost Village today

Better World Campaign Warns Against Proposed Cuts in U.S. Foreign Affairs Funding and for the United Nations

March 16, 2017

Better World Campaign President Peter Yeo issued the following statement on the federal budget proposed today by the U.S....

Nothing But Nets Campaign Premieres First Ever Virtual Reality Film, “Under the Net”

March 9, 2017

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign unveiled its very first virtual reality...

Statement from UN Foundation Deputy CEO Elizabeth Cousens on the new Executive Order regarding refugee resettlement in the U.S.

March 7, 2017

With a public debate in full swing in the United States regarding the country’s posture toward refugees, the United...

UN Foundation Welcomes Geeta Rao Gupta and Ameerah Haq in Key Advisory Roles

March 1, 2017

The United Nations Foundation today announced the appointment of Geeta Rao Gupta as Senior Fellow for Gender Equality and...

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...


February 17, 2017

The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young...

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...