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Publications & Speeches

To meet this millennium’s tough global challenges we must be armed with good ideas. As such, the UN Foundation frequently enlists both internal experts and external thought leaders to produce publications that better illuminate the challenges we face and present fresh ideas for meeting those challenges.  Our publications, ranging from the seminal Sigma-Xi report on climate change to our survey of the use of mobile technology among NGOs, can be found below.

 

PUBLICATIONS & SPEECHES

 

Poverty: Combating the Global Crisis

Promoting international economic growth and improving people's quality of life have long stood as pillars of American foreign policy. Unfortunately, nearly half of the world's population does not share the benefits of growing global prosperity as...

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Catalonia Award Ceremony - Gro Harlem Brundtland

United Nations Foundation board member Gro Harlem Brundtland issued the following speech at the Catalonia Award Ceremony.

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President Obama Is Right To Show Leadership on Climate Change

United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth issued the following statement on President Obama's climate change speech.

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“The Girl Revolution: Why it Matters to Us All” Kathy Calvin, United Nations Foundation President & CEO

Girl power is one of global development’s most potent weapons against poverty. A healthy, educated, empowered adolescent girl has the unique potential to break the cycle of poverty for herself, her family, and her country. We call this the “girl...

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Managing our Environment for sustainability

It is a great pleasure to address this important event, which brings together the worlds of finance and philanthropy – along with my colleague from the Board of the United Nations Foundation, Muhammad Yunus.

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Global Reach, Global Connections, Global Change 2011-2012

The United Nations Foundation is driven by the belief that a better world is within reach – and that everyone has a role to play in helping the United Nations make this vision possible. We build public-private partnerships to address the world’s...

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United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth Applauds the Achievements of the Global Fund on its Tenth Anniversary

United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth issued the following statement on the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Mobilizing Development

Mobilizing Development, the final report in the UN Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership's Access to Communications publication series, examines the partnership that bridged the United Nations, the world's largest humanitarian...

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Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies

Disaster Relief 2.0: The Future of Information Sharing in Humanitarian Emergencies analyzes how the humanitarian community and the emerging volunteer and technical communities worked together in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and...

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Natural gas industry should welcome oversight

"Gasland" didn't win an Oscar, but the controversy over the production practices of the natural gas industry, the focus of that documentary, rages on.

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