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United Nations Foundation Board Welcomes Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change

June 18, 2015

The Board of the United Nations Foundation today issued the following statement on “Laudato...

President Obama Signs Girls Count Act into Law

June 15, 2015

Signing of the Girls Count Act major victory for the thousands of grassroots supporters who advocated for the...

UN Foundation Board Names Ericsson President & CEO Hans Vestberg as New Member

June 12, 2015

The United Nations Foundation...

UN Foundation’s Detchon Testifies before Senate: Challenge of Climate Change is ‘Textbook’ Case of the UN’s Value to the U.S. & International Community

May 6, 2015

Appearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral...

Third Annual Moms +SocialGood Announces Addition of Connie Britton, Jerry O’Connell, Jessica Seinfeld, Jackie Bezos, Rosie Pope, Penny Abeywardena and Ambassador Power

April 29, 2015

UN Foundation Announces Press Fellowship in Haiti with Focus on Women’s Health and Rights

April 29, 2015

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

Partners announce collaboration to bolster dialogue, increase and enhance reporting about the next set of global development goals

April 23, 2015

Washington, DC (April 23, 2015)  Today, partners joined at the United Nations Foundation headquarters to announce an innovative...

Partnership supports journalism around new global development goals.

April 23, 2015

Cape Town (5 June 2015) –...

New Digital Platform Launches to Spark Conversation Around Global Goals

April 23, 2015

Today, the United Nations Foundation announced the launch of Global Daily, a digital news aggregator...

Family Planning 2020 Saddened by the Loss of Founding Executive Director Valerie DeFillipo

April 20, 2015

Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), hosted by the United Nations Foundation, announced today the sad news of the loss of its founding executive...

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...

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...

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...

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...