Humans are capable of incredible innovation. Today we can land a rover on Mars, take a class without stepping into a classroom, and instantaneously talk to someone on the other side of the globe. READ MORE
Along with her father, a longtime champion of girls’ education and newly-appointed to the UN’s Special Envoy on Global Education, Malala manages to see beyond the tragedy and is optimistic about her future and that of children everywhere. READ MORE
This year at the United Nations Foundation we have been focusing on the idea of “Going Bold”, inspired largely by our founder and chairman Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift to work toward the goals of the UN. We cannot have this conversation without including the work and impact that Bill Gates has made through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. READ MORE
On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people and leaving more than one million homeless. With support from millions of individuals around the world, a host of institutions and organizations -- the UN and the UN Foundation among them -- reached out to help the Haitian government with the difficult process of recovering and rebuilding.
Every year from about 2006 to 2009 India was faced with over 500 polio cases. But, in 2009, some new initiatives were introduced that looked at narrowing in on population segments that were being missed. READ MORE