It takes all nations and all sectors to make progress on the most important and far-reaching international challenges. The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems.
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The United Nations Foundation is dedicated to reducing childhood mortality from disease, advocating for the rights of women and girls, improving disaster relief, creating a clean energy future, and ensuring a strong, well-funded UN.
Malaria No More is an inclusive, grassroots movement to control malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that kills more than one million people annually, especially in Africa, where one child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. Leading non-governmental organizations created Malaria No More in 2006 to give individuals and private and non-profit organizations the opportunity to support a comprehensive approach in the fight against malaria, and to help coordinate those efforts with governments, and the multilateral and international organizations at the forefront of this fight.
Mark Gordon believes that every human life has value and by empowering those less fortunate we can begin to shape a true global community. The Mark J. Gordon Foundation seeks to leverage socially responsible partnerships with the goal of increasing child survival, reducing and eventually ending extreme poverty, and bringing opportunity to the disadvantaged, while strengthening the bond of families.
The Measles Initiative is a partnership committed to reducing measles deaths globally. Launched in 2001, the Initiative led by the American Red Cross, the United Nations Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF and the World Health Organization provides technical and financial support to governments and communities on vaccination campaigns and disease surveillance worldwide.
Since 1888, National Geographic's Mission Programs support critical expeditions and scientific fieldwork, encourage geography education for students, promote natural and cultural conservation, and inspire audiences through new media, vibrant exhibitions, and live events.
Building off the successful Nothing But Nets' campaign, the United Nations Foundation is working with international partners to bring the movement to end malaria to the Republic of Korea. Nets Go! is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation to raise awareness and funds to prevent malaria in Africa, a leading killer of children in Africa. Nets Go! was previewed in Seoul City Plaza on World Malaria Day, April 25, 2010, with a display of over one hundred bed nets.
In 2003, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was launched to combat global HIV/AIDS, the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history. Through 2013, PEPFAR plans to work in partnership with host nations and support training of at least 140,000 new health care workers in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care.
Music for Relief has pledged to help 1 million families gain access to sustainable energy throughout 2012. This will be achieved through multiple activities, including direct donations from supporters, support for energy enterprises such as Enèji Pwòp and energy entrepreneurs to ensure renewable energy tools are made available to families, and raising public awareness to leverage commitments of funding and resources to support energy access from governments and corporations.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation aims to be a catalyst for environmental projects. It promotes the sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and places the individual at the center of its projects. It encourages the implementation of innovative and ethical solutions by fighting climate change, safeguarding biodiversity, and promoting access to clean water for all.
Founded in 1940, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund encourages social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. The RBF's grantmaking is organized around three themes: Democratic Practice, Sustainable Development, and Peace and Security. Though the Fund pursues its three program interests in a variety of geographic contexts, it has identified several specific locations on which to concentrate cross-programmatic attention. The Fund refers to these as "RBF pivotal places": subnational areas, nation-states, or cross-border regions that have special importance with regard to the Fund's substantive concerns and whose future will have disproportionate significance for the future of a surrounding region, an ecosystem, or the world. The Fund currently works in three pivotal places: New York City, Western Balkans, and Southern China.