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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...

Walgreens and United Nations Foundation Launch “Get a Shot. Give a Shot” Campaign, Kicking Off Second Year of Collaboration to Provide Life-Saving Vaccines for Children in Developing Countries

September 9, 2014

Contact: Jim Cohn -...

Project Perpetual Partners with Jeff Koons & United Nations Foundation for Art Auction to Support Global Vaccines

September 8, 2014

Project Perpetual, a new art philanthropy initiative, is pleased to announce the launch of a fundraising campaign and partnership with the...

90-Day Countdown to #GivingTuesday December 2, 2014

September 2, 2014

Today marks the 90-day countdown to the third annual #GivingTuesday, to be held this year on December 2, with more than 10,000...

UN Foundation Board of Directors: We’re at a Defining Moment in the Fight to End Poverty, Promote Opportunity for All

August 18, 2014

Global Leaders on the United Nations Foundation Board Call for Continued Focus on Millennium Development Goals

Today marks 500...

United Nations Foundation Mobilizes Critical Support for the Millennium Development Goals

August 18, 2014

Today marks 500 days until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight goals embraced by world leaders and...

MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going

August 18, 2014

Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by...

The Energy Access Practitioner Network Celebrates its 3rd Anniversary; Hon. Eng. Minister Irene Muloni, Minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Uganda, delivers keynote address on the occasion.

July 22, 2014

On the occasion of the third anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network, more than...

Statement by United Nations Foundation President & CEO, Kathy Calvin on the outcomes of the UN’s Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

July 22, 2014

“This weekend the United Nations’ Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals completed an historic process, and the outcome...

United Nations Foundation Announces Fifth Annual Global Issues Press Fellowship

July 22, 2014

Fellowship during UN Week in New York City Provides Exclusive Access to Global Experts, with Focus on Post-2015 Development Agenda and...

Our Future Depends on Her Rights

July 11, 2014

Media Contact:
Katherine Brandon

#GivingTuesday 2014 Rallies Thousands of Networks, People and Organizations to Celebrate and Catalyze the Power of Giving

July 2, 2014

Global supporters and partners today launched a “save the date” marking December 2 as the third annual #GivingTuesday. This unique...

Dates and Speakers Announced for 2014 Social Good Summit

June 26, 2014

The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique...