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Helping the UN Make a Difference


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In 1998, Ted Turner envisioned the UN Foundation as a change agent. More than a decade later, his vision has become a reality. Our track record demonstrates that we are catalysts for change &mdash in philanthropy, advocacy, on global issues and at the United Nations.



 By the Numbers, By Area of Focus:


Energy & Climate

Our Energy & Climate Change program works with the UN to help usher the world's transition toward a clean energy economy.

  • Awarded 150 grants totaling $75 million and raised $20 million
  • Developed, with Club of Madrid, a framework for new climate change agreements that guide current UN-led negotiations

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Global Health

Our Global Health programs work with the UN to help strengthen health systems and prevent childhood disease and mortality.

  • $200 million for polio eradication
  • Helped immunize more than one billion children
  • Distributed more than 4 million insecticide treated bed nets to prevent malaria
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The United Nations

Through our sister organizations, the Better World Campaign and United Nations Association of the United States of America, we ensure that the UN stays strong, effective and fully funded.

  • Advocated in Congress to ensure that the FY 2010 appropriations bill fully funded the regular UN budget and erased all debt the U.S. had been building to the UN over the last decade.
  • Assured full funding of UN peacekeeping missions and provided critical resources to fund UN programs.
  • Successfully called on the administration to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council to better protect people around the world.
  • Mobilizes Americans at the grassroots level to support the principles and vital work of the UN.

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Women & Population

The Women & Population program works with the UN to promote gender equality and empower women and girls around the world.

  • Awarded 180 grants totaling $140 million in support of empowering girls and women.
  • $50 million for HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

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