Strengthening UN Capacity
Partnering with the United Nations is central to our approach to tackling the world's most pressing issues, especially those connected with advancing the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Our recent work with UN Women and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are examples of our support for global efforts to achieve MDG 3 (promoting gender equality and empowering women) and MDG 5 (improving maternal health) respectively.
For UN Women's "Say NO to Violence against Women" online petition campaign, we issued a challenge grant donating $1 to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women for each of the first 100,000 petition signatures. Today, more than 5 million people worldwide have signed on and taken a stand against violence.
Our work with UNFPA's Campaign to End Fistula has helped bring international attention to fistula, a debilitating childbirth injury eliminated in the West a century ago that renders its victims incontinent. Through our advocacy, investments and work with partners, we hope to help UNFPA realize its goal of making obstetric fistula as rare in developing countries as it is in the industrialized world.