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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...

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...