The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) coordinates United Nations environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and encourages sustainable development through sound environmental practices. It was founded as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in June 1972 and has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. UNEP also has six regional offices and various country offices.
The World Food Programme is the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. With operations in over 80 countries feeding about 90 million people, WFP is the world's largest international food aid organization.
President Obama and the First Lady have extended a call to service, challenging all Americans to help lay a new foundation for growth in this country by engaging in sustained, meaningful community service. Through the White House and Corporation for National and Community Service's initiative, United We Serve, all Americans have the opportunity to engage in sustained community service to create meaningful change in their communities, across the country, and around the world. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects. United We Serve is an initial 81 days of service but will grow into a sustained, collaborative and focused effort to promote service as a way of life for all Americans. United We Serve's website, www.serve.gov provides all the tools needed for individuals and organizations to post service and volunteer opportunities and find opportunities in their community.
The USAID/Jordan Tourism Development Project (Siyaha) is a three-year project (2005-2008) that aims to assist Jordan in the implementation of the National Tourism Strategy (NTS 2004-2010). The overall goal of this project is to promote Jordan's competitiveness as an international tourism destination by establishing the proper institutional and regulatory framework that enables private-sector driven investment and development, and stimulates tourism growth while preserving national tourism assets and the overall environment.
The V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation has emphasized environmental grantmaking since it was founded in 1991. It has also undertaken a grantmaking program in Greenwood, South Carolina, and supported medical research, especially in the field of eye research. In all of the Foundation's grants, it seeks to emphasize collaboration across disciplines and among institutions and people. The trustees of the Foundation believe in the power of collaboration among people and institutions and across disciplines, and seek to reflect this in grantmaking decisions as much as possible.
VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic and VH1 Soul. VH1 Public Affairs is committed to providing meaningful, pro-social initiatives, using the reach and power of VH1 to create awareness and motivate action for current issues affecting society. By partnering with Nothing But Nets, VH1 hopes to help raise awareness and engage individuals in the battle against malaria.
The Vodafone Foundation is driven by one of the four Passions of Vodafone — Passion for the World Around Us. The Foundation is at the centre of a network of global and local social investment programmes. Globally, our Foundations make social investments by funding projects which support disaster relief and preparedness or fund sport and music projects which benefit some of the most disadvantaged young people and their communities. Locally, our social investment is delivered by a unique footprint of 24 Vodafone Foundations and social investment programs.
Owned and operated by Julian Cabral and his American wife Beverly, Whipray Caye Lodge is custom made for serious salt-water fishermen and the independent traveler wanting to step away from everyday stress into a pure and natural world - where the fast pace comes to a splashing halt. This is a very remote and unspoiled area - one of the few remaining in the Western Hemisphere. With warm smiles and ice cold Belikins at the ready, Julian and Bev make it very easy to unwind and adjust to the slow rhythms of island life.
Through the WNBA Cares initiative, the league is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, breast health awareness, youth and family development, and education. WNBA teams, players and staff donate countless dollars and hours each year through league programs including WNBA Be Smart — Be Fit- Be Yourself, Read to Achieve and Jr. WNBA.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.