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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Senator Wirth Calls U.S.-China Carbon Agreement "Ambitious Commitment"

November 11, 2014

Timothy E. Wirth, former Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs under President Bill Clinton, and Vice Chair of the United Nations...

Project Perpetual Inaugural Dinner & Auction Raises Over $5.5 Million in Funds to Benefit the United Nations Foundation in Support of Global Childhood Vaccines

November 10, 2014

Last night, Project Perpetual hosted its inaugural Dinner & Auction of new works by...

United Nations Foundation Joins as Founding Partner of Inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

November 5, 2014

The inaugural Women's Entrepreneurship Day (WED) will take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The United Nations Foundation...

Partners Across Sectors Continue to Strengthen the Power of #GivingTuesday 2014

November 4, 2014

Today as Americans all over the U.S. get out the vote for Election Day, more partners and dedicated Social Media Ambassadors across all 50...

Univision News Premieres Four-Part Digital Series On The Effects Of Climate Change In Latin America

October 31, 2014

As part of a groundbreaking partnership announced last April with the United Nations Foundation, Univision News has premiered the first video in...