In 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Every Woman Every Child movement to rally and coordinate global action to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015. The United Nations Foundation answered this call to action by committing, with partners, $400 million over five years to improve women’s and children’s health. READ MORE
Around the world, 3 billion people burn solid fuels such as wood and charcoal for their daily cooking needs. The resulting smoke leads to a range of negative consequences for human health and the environment, and the act of collecting fuel can put women in danger and deprive them of opportunities to work or go to school. READ MORE
A recent polio outbreak in Somalia and Kenya serves as a reminder that this crippling disease still exists and is actively threatening children. While there is no cure for polio, vaccines protect children from the disease for life. READ MORE
Last year, a person had to flee his or her home due to conflict or persecution every four seconds on average. Worldwide, more than 45 million people have been forced from their homes – the highest number in nearly two decades.
On Monday, June 10th, one week before the G8 Summit, you are invited to join “G-Everyone,” a day of dialogue that encourages everyone to share their ideas on how technology, innovation and entrepreneurship can address global challenges. READ MORE