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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.




Building Global Alliances in the Fight Against Terrorism

Alistair Millar and Eric Rosand of the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation show how the U.S. benefits when it cooperates and works with partners in the international fight against terrorism.

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Building Bridges to Solve Global Problems

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the...

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10 Years of making a difference

10 year report on how the role of the UN Foundation has changed and developed.

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New Agenda for Girls' and Women's Health and Rights

Germain, President of the International Women's Health Coalition, writes that a concrete agenda for women's and young people's health and human rights can foster a global coalition for a more secure, healthy, and prosperous world.

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U.S. Global Leadership to Safeguard our Climate, Security, and Economy

Purvis, President of Climate Advisors, illustrates how climate change impacts critical U.S. international affairs and security interests, and why international cooperation is key.

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10 ACTIONS: How Girls Today Can End Poverty Tomorrow

A 10-point guide suggesting how advocates can end poverty for adolescent girls now.

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UNF Insights Issue 8 Keeping the Peace: A Brief Guide to UN Peacekeeping

A report describing the stories of the nine peacekeeping missions and how they consume well over 90% of peacekeeping's manpower and financial resources.

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Peace and Stability Operations: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next Administration

Durch, Senior Associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center, offers strategies for enhancing international cooperation to address global challenges and advance U.S. interests.

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The United Nations and Iraq

Brookings Institution scholar and U.S. foreign policy expert Carlos Pascual explores the role and necessity of the work of the United Nations in international efforts to stabilize Iraq.

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Girls Count Report

This report is about why and how to put girls at the center of development. It is about how the health of economies and families depends on protecting the rights of and fostering opportunities for today's girls.

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