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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...

The United Nations Foundation Selected to Host The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

November 6, 2015

The Interim Steering Group of the recently launched Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data...

UN Foundation Honors Visionaries Advancing the Work of the UN to Build Brighter Future

November 3, 2015

In recognition of the role individuals,...

UN Foundation’s Kathy Calvin: Sustainable Energy Access Programs Will Improve Lives and Help the Climate

October 28, 2015

The United Nations Foundation today issued the following statement from President & CEO Kathy Calvin welcoming...

Earth To Paris—Le Hub: Two-Day Summit Will Convene Experts, Advocates, Influencers and CEOs to Discuss Climate Action During COP21

October 27, 2015

Earth To Paris, a coalition of partners helping to...

Global Leadership Awards Dinner to Recognize Leaders Working Alongside the United Nations to Advance Human Rights and Global Health

October 26, 2015

The United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) will host the 2015 Global...

United Nations Foundation Announces New Global Entrepreneurs Council Members

October 24, 2015

The United Nations Foundation today announced five new members of the third class of its Global...

Solutions Summit Live from the UN at 6pm ET Features Global Goals Innovators from Many Continents

September 27, 2015

Later today, immediately following the conclusion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, the UN-hosted Solutions Summit will turn...

UN Foundation Board: Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Provides the Opportunity of a Generation for People and the Planet

September 25, 2015

Today, world leaders at the United Nations are adopting new global goals called the Sustainable Development Goals, which the United Nations...

United Nations Foundation Announces Jennifer Lopez as Global Advocate for Girls and Women

September 23, 2015

Today, the United Nations Foundation announced Jennifer Lopez as the first-ever Global Advocate for Girls and Women at the UN Foundation. In...

UN Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Sierra Club Announce Winners of First-Ever “Why We Care Youth: Emerging Leaders for Reproductive Rights” Contest

September 21, 2015

The United Nations Foundation’s Universal Access Project, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Sierra...

Energy Access Practitioner Network member We Care Solar Wins $1 million “Powering the Future We Want” award

September 14, 2015

The UN Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network salutes We Care Solar for winning the inaugural USD 1 million Energy Grant...

Walgreens and United Nations Foundation Launch 2015 Get a Shot. Give a Shot® Campaign

September 1, 2015

Over the last two years, Walgreens has helped to provide 7 million life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through the Get...

Actress Sienna Miller, U.N. Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron Among New Social Good Summit Speakers

September 1, 2015

Actress Sienna Miller and U.N. Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron are among the newest speakers announced for Mashable's

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

August 3, 2015

The United Nations Foundation today announced a global issues fellowship focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Indonesia for a...

United Nations Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Global Issues Press Fellowship

July 15, 2015

The United Nations Foundation today announced that it will host its sixth annual reporting fellowship in New York, to coincide with the UN...

Social Good Summit Partners Announce Speakers and Ticket Availability

July 1, 2015

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

UN Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Sierra Club Launch Why We Care Youth to Amplify Young Voices on Critical Importance of International Reproductive Health and Contraception

June 30, 2015

The United Nations Foundation’s Universal Access Project, in partnership with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Sierra...

 
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