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Global Citizen Announces "Unlock Your Power," A Campaign to Mobilize Millions in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty by 2030

April 17, 2015

NEW YORK, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Citizen today...

Skoll Foundation and UN Foundation Grants Fuel Partnerships between Social Entrepreneurs and UN Agencies

April 17, 2015

The Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation today announced the winners of a unique set of grants—totaling US$1...

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, Vice Chairman, United Nations Foundation on the death of Stephen Strickland, polio eradication leader

April 16, 2015

Senator Timothy E. Wirth issued today the following statement on the passing of key leader in polio eradication efforts, Stephen Strickland....

Third Annual Moms +SocialGood Announces Jennifer Garner, David Muir, Anne Geddes, and PS22 Chorus to Join Event Roster

April 15, 2015

Third Annual Moms +SocialGood to Unite Mothers for Global Change on May 1, 2015 in New York City

April 1, 2015

On May 1, 2015, in honor of Mother’s Day, hundreds of advocates and experts will gather at the New York Times...

Nothing But Nets and The Whistle Sports Network Team Up to Save Lives

March 17, 2015

Today, at South by Southwest, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and The Whistle Sports Network announced...

Pharrell Williams Tells the World: A Happy Planet = Happy People

March 17, 2015

In a year when the world is coming together to support a new set of global goals – the most comprehensive attempt in history to fight...

UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign Partners with White House to Launch New Global Initiative to Advance Girls’ Education

March 3, 2015

Today, the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign announced a new partnership with the White House and Peace Corps to improve...

Melissa Hillebrenner, Director of the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign Says Malawi’s Decision to Ban Child Marriage Will Benefit Girls and Communities

February 18, 2015

United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Director Melissa Hillebrenner today issued the following statement regarding the decision by...

United Nations Foundation and Kaiser Family Foundation Announce Global Health Journalist Fellowship at World Health Assembly

February 17, 2015

The United Nations Foundation, in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation, today announced a fellowship for a select group of U.S.-based...

Tanzania's Clean Energy Market Leaders, Government and Civil Society Outline Action Roadmap for Universal Energy Access by 2030

February 11, 2015

In Tanzania today more than 100 private sector, government and NGO representatives, as well as community leaders and energy innovators,...

Partners Announce Dates for 2015 Social Good Summit: September 27-28

January 28, 2015

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

UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin: Newly Endorsed Resolution Will Help Create a Stronger WHO

January 28, 2015

On Sunday, during a special session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board, top health officials representing the 34 countries...

Daniela Ligiero Joins the United Nations Foundation as Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy

January 20, 2015

Daniela Ligiero has joined the United Nations Foundation as Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy, where she will serve as a thought...

Data2X Announces New Partnerships to Address Critical Gender Data Gaps

December 15, 2014

 Today, Data2X announced new partnerships for better data to understand and improve the lives of...

UN Foundation President & CEO Kathy Calvin on UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report on Post-2015 Agenda: A Pivotal Opportunity for People and Planet

December 4, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today released his synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda,

Ambassador Elizabeth M. Cousens to Join United Nations Foundation as Deputy Chief Executive Officer

December 3, 2014

The United Nations Foundation announced today that Ambassador Elizabeth M. Cousens will join its team as Deputy Chief Executive Officer....

The #GivingTuesday Movement Grows to Record Participation Levels in Support of a Global Movement of Generosity

November 24, 2014

As millions prepare for Thanksgiving, the #GivingTuesday movement continues to grow, and momentum builds for this kickoff to...

The United Nations Foundation Leverages Innovative Partnerships to Support the United Nations and People Globally for #GivingTuesday 2014

November 24, 2014

This #GivingTuesday, December 2, the United Nations Foundation is encouraging its champions and...

Celebrity Supporters and 16,000 Partners Rally Behind #GivingTuesday, the International Day of Giving

November 18, 2014

The third annual #GivingTuesday will be celebrated on December 2, two weeks from today, and celebrities and partners are rallying behind the...