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By Zain Habboo on January 13, 2014

Next week, leaders from business, civil society, and other sectors will gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss global changes, challenges, and opportunities.

A conversation this important needs everyone’s attention. You can make your voice heard by participating in a special conversation called “You+Davos+SocialGood” on Tuesday, January 14.

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What We’re Reading

By Jenni Lee on January 8, 2014

Happy New Year from the UN Foundation! As 2014 gets underway, we’re sharing a few news highlights that came out over the holidays. Check out the stories we’re following, and let us know what you’re reading by tweeting us at @unfoundation using the hashtag #globalreads.

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Happy Holidays

By Aaron Sherinian on December 24, 2013

As the year comes to a close, the UN Foundation wants to say thank you. Your support makes our work possible. Together we have helped the United Nations improve global health and save lives, promote the rights of girls and women, protect the planet, and much more. While our challenges are great, so are the opportunities to make a difference. We look forward to working with you in 2014.

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3 Themes from Social Good Week Paris

By Aaron Sherinian on December 12, 2013

I am writing this post following the inaugural session in Paris of Social Good Week 2013. The auditorium at the Gaite Lyrique in downtown Paris was filled to capacity with people who define themselves as leaders and innovators in the French Social Good movement.

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The Most Meaningful Gift For Your Child

By Aaron Sherinian on November 27, 2013

#GivingTuesday on Tuesday, December 3, is a chance to talk with our families about the true spirit of the holidays. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this day kicks off the “giving season” and invites people to take a moment to support the causes they care about.

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We made history – but not in a good way

By Peter Yeo on November 8, 2013

The U.S. made history yesterday – but not in a way that’ll make you proud.

For the first time ever, we lost our vote in a United Nations organization for failing to pay our dues. And the agency we just walked away from is none other than the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), whose programs are clearly and directly in the interests of Americans.

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