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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.




Facilitating an International Agreement on Climate Change: Adaptation to Climate Change

World leaders call for immediate action on adaptation. Report recommends structural and financial mechanisms to help those already impacted by global warming.

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mHealth for Development: The Opportunity of Mobile Technology for Healthcare in the Developing World

This report examines issues at the heart of the rapidly evolving intersection of mobile phones and healthcare. It helps the reader to understand mHealth's scope and implementation across developing regions, the health needs to which mHealth can be...

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UN Foundation Newsletter (Spring 2009)

A semi-annual newsletter highlighting the UN Foundation's programs and people.

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2025-Fields for Food or Fuel?

A multi-stakeholder scenario planning initiative that brought together experts in industry, agriculture, policy, and trade to explore how the agricultural resources as raw material for both the food/feed, fuel and other non-food sectors might...

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We Agree: Renew the U.S.-UN Relationship

The UN cannot succeed without strong U.S. leadership and support. The next President has a unique opportunity to revitalize the U.S.-UN relationship as a symbol of America's commitment to constructive international cooperation. This investment...

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Religion and America's Role in the World

The UN Foundation and Religion & Ethics News Weekly Public supported public opinion research that examined the role that religion plays in shaping people's views about America's role in the world and foreign policy priorities. The report...

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mHealth for Development

The most recent publication in our series???mHealth for Development: Mobile Communications for Health???outlines the opportunity presented by the burgeoning field of mobile health (mHealth). The publication examines the rapid adoption of mobile...

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Sustainable Bioenergy Development in UEMOA Member Countries

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) and The Hub for Rural Development in West and Central Africa.

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Mobile Phone Banking & Low-Income Customers

The UN Foundation-Vodafone Foundation Partnership collaborated with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) and South Africa's Finmark Trust to examine the role of mobile phones in delivering banking services to the poor. The study aims...

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Wireless Technology for Social Change: Trends in NGO mobile use

A survey pulling together 560 non-governmental organization (NGO) workers that was designed to demonstrate how NGOs are using wireless technology to help reach various social, civil, economic, and political goals.

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