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Statement by United Nations Foundation President & CEO, Kathy Calvin on the outcomes of the UN’s Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

July 22, 2014

“This weekend the United Nations’ Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals completed an historic process, and the outcome...

The Energy Access Practitioner Network Celebrates its 3rd Anniversary; Hon. Eng. Minister Irene Muloni, Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda, delivers keynote address on the occasion.

July 22, 2014

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, more than...

Our Future Depends on Her Rights

July 11, 2014

Media Contact:
Katherine Brandon

#GivingTuesday 2014 Rallies Thousands of Networks, People and Organizations to Celebrate and Catalyze the Power of Giving

July 2, 2014

Global supporters and partners today launched a “save the date” marking December 2 as the third annual #GivingTuesday. This unique...

Dates and Speakers Announced for 2014 Social Good Summit

June 26, 2014

The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique...

Entrepreneurs Gather at the United Nations to Help Find Creative Solutions for Global Challenges

June 10, 2014

Today, the Global Accelerator brought together United Nations leaders and over 100 top entrepreneurs from more than 10 countries together to...

United Nations Foundation Announces Michael Dell as Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship

June 10, 2014

Today, the United Nations Foundation introduced Michael Dell as the Foundation’s Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship. The...

United Nations Foundation Joins 'Beyond the Grid' Program to Help 'Power Africa' Reach Rural Communities

June 3, 2014

ADDIS ABABA: The United Nations Foundation, along with 26 other founding partners, joins ‘Beyond the Grid’, an...

Statement by UN Foundation Vice-Chair Sen. Timothy E. Wirth on the Obama Administration’s Rule to Reduce Emissions from Coal fired Power Plants

June 2, 2014

Today, President Obama has taken more aggressive action than any US President to address the urgent risk posed by climate change and end the...

UN Foundation President and CEO Recognizes the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) and the Power of Mobile Health

May 9, 2014

On Mother’s Day, the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) will celebrate its third anniversary.

MAMA is a public-private...

Eminent figures urge global effort to help free kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

May 8, 2014

A group of over 40 eminent individuals from around the world are today calling for a global effort to free the more than 200 Nigerian...

Moms Showcase Global Stories and Power of Social Media at Moms +SocialGood Event

May 8, 2014

Yesterday, actress and philanthropist Olivia Wilde, author and activist Elizabeth Smart, actress and TV host Padma Lakshmi,...

CLASSY Awards Announces 8 Nonprofit Winners Live Onstage

May 8, 2014

San Diego, CA – The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced eight Winners...

Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Smart, Padma Lakshmi, Ambassador Samantha Power, ABC News Anchor Amy Robach, Princess Sarah of Jordan, and Many Other Mothers Share their Inspirational Stories at Second Annual Moms +SocialGood Event

May 7, 2014

Moms +SocialGood concludes the second annual Global Moms Relay, a movement of moms and their friends from around the world sharing stories...

Statement from UN Foundation CEO and President, Kathy Calvin on the White House release of the National Climate Assessment

May 6, 2014

CLASSY Awards Announces Speakers and Partners

April 30, 2014

Today, the CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced Elizabeth...

Announcing the Top Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Awards

April 16, 2014

San Diego, CA – The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, is proud to announce the...

MDG Advocates Call for Investing in Girls’ Empowerment to Accelerate Progress on Millennium Development Goals

April 14, 2014

Davos, Switzerland (January 23, 2014) – At an event at the World Economic Forum,...

Statement of Sen. Timothy E. Wirth on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III Report

April 13, 2014

Statement of Sen. Timothy E. Wirth, Vice Chair of the United Nations Foundation, on the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on...

Climate Voices: Experts Available for Climate Discussions Across Country

April 8, 2014

BOULDER – To help foster informed, non-political dialogue about climate science, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research...