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United Nations Foundation Board of Directors Names Kathy Calvin Next President and CEO
Board Announces Leadership Transitions
November 14, 2012

We are governed by a small and cohesive Board of Directors who share a commitment to the goals and objectives of the United Nations Charter and the UN’s work on behalf of economic, social, environmental and humanitarian causes.

The United Nations Foundation believes that global perspective is essential for global reach, connections, and change. The UN Foundation’s Board of Directors includes the most influential leaders of our time, whose pioneering work supports the UN’s vision of a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world.

Learn more about each of our board members online by clicking through the interactive map below.





Graça Machel (Mozambique)

Chair, Foundation for Community Development
Graça Machel was Mozambique's Minister for Education until 1989 and the chairperson of the National Organization of Children of Mozambique, an organization that places orphans in village homes. She has worked closely with families in her efforts to rehabilitate children, has acted to empower Mozambican women, and has been a major force on behalf of worldwide literacy.

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