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.
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
Girl Rising 9 girls from 9 countries, whose stories are written by 9 women writers from the girls' respective countries and narrated by 9 actresses including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Salma Hayek. READ MORE
This week, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will bring together thousands of leaders from around the world who are working to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. READ MORE