On April 5, 2013, organizations from all parts of the international development community will launch a global 1,000-minute social media rally to raise awareness and inspire action around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and will mark the 1,000 day milestone leading to 2015.
"It takes a village" has always been our family's philosophy, and so I had the good fortune of being raised with many surrogates -- equally strong and caring women -- who mentored me and filled in the missing pieces of my life puzzle. READ MORE
Under UN peacekeeping, it is individuals from other countries who assume great personal risk, as evidenced by the recent kidnapping of 21 Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan and the deaths of four Russian peacekeepers in Congo. Despite these significant occupational hazards, UN peacekeepers remain central to efforts like those that advance democracy in places like Liberia and strengthen government capacity and prevent conflict in South Sudan. It is therefore crucial that our nation fully fund our peacekeeping dues. READ MORE
The UN Foundation has a 15 year history of building partnerships in support of the UN. Our theory of change is based on the belief that to make lasting change, actors from the public and private sectors must be mobilized. READ MORE
I have the privilege of being the UN Foundation's representative at the 4th meeting of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, taking place March 25-27 in Bali, Indonesia. READ MORE
The next leg of the Global Mom Relay will highlight the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a United Nations Foundation initiative that advocates for the use of clean-burning cookstoves around the world. READ MORE