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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...

UN Foundation Board: Now is the Time for Bold Ambitions and Actions in Support of a More Peaceful, Prosperous World

October 24, 2014

Joining the world in marking the 69th annual “United Nations Day,” the United Nations Foundation Board of Directors highlighted the...

UN Foundation Announces Press Fellowship in Vietnam with Focus on Immunization and Child Health

October 23, 2014

The United Nations Foundation today announced a fellowship for a select group of U.S.-based and international journalists in early January 2015...

UN Foundation Honors Visionaries Helping the United Nations Build a Better Future

October 23, 2014

NEW YORK -- In recognition of the role individuals, organizations and corporations play in supporting the work of the...

United Nations Foundation Announces Cookstoves Future Summit Press Fellowship

October 20, 2014

The United Nations Foundation today announced it will host a press fellowship to provide select journalists with access and exclusive briefings...

Global Leadership Dinner Celebrates and Inspires Support for United Nations

October 20, 2014

The United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) will host the 2014 Global Leadership Dinner Wednesday,...

UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin: Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are Messengers of Hope

October 10, 2014

Today the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that it has awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai...

Global Leadership Dinner Honors Those Who Work with the United Nations

October 7, 2014

The United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) will host the Global Leadership Dinner Wednesday, Oct. 22,...

#GivingTuesday Momentum Builds in the U.S., with Unprecedented Unity from Coast to Coast Leading Up to December 2, 2014

October 6, 2014

During meetings in...

More Than 100 Partners a Day on Average Add to the Momentum of #GivingTuesday 2014 as the 60-Day Countdown Begins

October 2, 2014

In just 60...

UN Foundation Outlines Environmentally Sustainable Operations and Investment Strategy

September 26, 2014

The United Nations Foundation is committed to bringing about a global clean energy economy to steer the world away from climate catastrophe. We...

President Grybauskaitė elected to chair the Council of Women World Leaders

September 24, 2014

President Dalia Grybauskaitė was elected Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders in New York. The Council is a network of most influential...

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves Announces the Cookstoves Future Summit to Spur Investment in Clean Cooking

September 18, 2014

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves announced today that it will host the first ministerial- and CEO-level Cookstoves Future Summit:...

UN Foundation Launches Fund to Support United Nations’ Ebola Response

September 12, 2014

Today, the United Nations Foundation, in coordination with UN partners, announced a special fund that will enable individuals, corporations and...