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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.




UNF Insights Issue 1 The Last Chance for Darfur

A report discussing how a new UN plan for Darfur looks promising and that it is up to member states to do all they can to implement it.

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UNF Insights Issue 5-Darfur and Beyond

A report that advocates Using the Responsibility to Protect to Prevent Mass Atrocities.

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Renewing the US-UN Partnership against Terrorism

A report discussing the fact that many counter-terrorism experts often underestimate the contributions that the UN and other multilateral institutions can make in the field of counter-terrorism.

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Iraq in Transition- Post-conflict challenges and opportunities

Following the end of major combat operations in Iraq, the A follow up to Reconstructing Iraq, a report published by the Open Society Institute (OSI) and the United Nations Foundation (UNF).

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Confronting Climate Change: Avoiding the unmanagable and managing the unavoidable, a Sigma-Xi report

A report illuminating the imminence and severity of the problems posed by the accelerating changes in the global climate and how they are becoming increasingly evident.

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2006 Annual Review-UN Foundation & Better World Fund

A summary of the highlights for 2006 for the UN Foundation and the Better World Fund.

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UNF Insights Issue 4-Season of the Bluehelmets

A report discussing the status of the 18 peacekeeping missions deployed around the world, fielding over 97,000 troops, police, and military observers and civilian staff from 112 countries.

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Sustainability Criteria for Bioenergy: Challenges and Opportunities

A report from an international conference convened in October 2006 by The United Nations Foundation and the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development discussing sustainable bioenergy.

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UN Foundation-Bonn Conference

A transcript from the UN Foundation Bonn Conference.

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Sustainable Bioenergy -- Challenges and Opportunities

In October 2006, The United Nations Foundation and the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development convened an international conference on sustainable bioenergy. The prestigious venue of the former Parliament building and the newly opened UN...

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