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Second Annual “Global Moms Relay” Unites the Strength of Mothers to Help Women and Children Around the World

March 7, 2014

The “virtual relay” brings leading voices together to help improve the health and well-being of...

Pharrell Williams and the UN Foundation Partner to Celebrate International Day of Happiness, Support Humanitarian Work Around the World

March 7, 2014

Having just released his chart-topping new album G  I  R  L this week, and with the single, “Happy”...

“Global Moms Relay” Shares the Strength of Motherhood Around the World, Second Annual Launches on March 7, Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 3, 2014

From International Women’s Day to Mother’s Day, Moms and Their Friends in all 50 states, and 154 Countries Will Connect to Share...

President Park Geun-hye Joins Council of Women World Leaders

February 24, 2014

Washington, D.C. (February 24, 2014) – Today, the Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, Laura Liswood,...

Statement by UN Foundation Vice-Chair Senator Timothy E. Wirth on the appointment of Mayor Michael Bloomberg as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

January 31, 2014

 UN Foundation Vice-Chair Senator Timothy E. Wirth released the following statement on the appointment of Mayor Michael Bloomberg as United...

Walgreens Reaches Goal to Donate the Value of Three Million Life-Saving Vaccines in Developing Countries through United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign

January 15, 2014

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) today announced it is donating the value of three million life-saving vaccines for children in developing...

Congressional Spending Package Fails to Fund Mali Peacekeeping, Undermining Fight against Terrorism

January 14, 2014

The 2014 congressional spending package announced late Monday underfunds United Nations peacekeeping by 12 percent, allocating zero...

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin: New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Brings Experience and Dedication to Important Role in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

January 10, 2014

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin today issued the following statement regarding the White House’s nomination of...

Presidents of the UN Foundation and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Call Congressional Action on Girls Count Act “A Step toward a Brighter Future”

Following markups of the Girls Count Act in both the Senate Foreign...