A Conversation at A Global Scale

By Aaron Sherinian on September 21, 2012

The Social Good Summit starts tomorrow, and the buzz is building. From child and maternal health to disaster relief to cybersecurity, we’ll be discussing some of the biggest issues facing the planet and how technology and social media can be part of the solution.

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From Brooklyn to the Congo

By Eric Porterfield on September 21, 2012

Sophie Blackall, a renowned illustrator – check out her recent artwork in the NYC Subway – recently returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo(checkout her travel journal), where she got a first-hand view of children’s health with the Measles and Rubella Initiative.

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UNA-USA Announces First-Ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations

By Patrick Madden on September 21, 2012

UNA-USA and the U.S. Department of State are giving one U.S. student the chance of a lifetime; a chance to see the United Nations in action, in person, during the UN General Assembly and other high-profile UN events.

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Sneak Peek of the 2012 Social Good Summit

By Darley Tom on September 18, 2012

Talking about how to use social media for social good is one of our favorite conversations at the UN Foundation. At the upcoming 2012 Social Good Summit, we’ll be taking this conversation global – discussing how to use technology and social media for change with leaders, innovators, activists, technology experts and others around the world!

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Social Good Summit: Building the Global Conversation

By Kate James on September 17, 2012

Each year the United Nations General Assembly marks an opportunity for global leaders to gather in New York to address and take action against some of the world’s most pressing issues. But for those not attending the conference, it can be difficult to find a meaningful way to participate in U.N. week and offer ideas from our own communities.

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Driving Change on Mobile Innovation – Join the Global Conversation!

By Mandy Sugrue on September 17, 2012

As it currently stands the mHealth (mobile phones for health) field is fairly fragmented. The term “thousand flowers bloom” is a commonly coined phrase at this point. This is a far leap from where we were not too long ago–Where conference goers and thought leaders in the mHealth community were advocating on the power of mobile technology as a global health solution.

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In Case You Missed It

By Jenni Lee on September 14, 2012

Welcome to the first September edition of In Case You Missed It. Between the start of the school year, the return of football and getting through the daily to-do list, it can be a busy time of year. Here’s a quick rundown of news you may have missed.

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Celebrate the Giving Season’s Opening Day with #GivingTuesday

By Anastasia Dellaccio on September 13, 2012

This year, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, the UN Foundation has joined a host of great partners who are helping to launch a new movement called #GivingTuesday – a day to celebrate giving and encourage more, better and smarter giving during the Holiday Season.

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Building (Sustainable) Energy for #GivingTuesday

By Richenda Van Leeuwen on September 13, 2012

Did you know that 1.3 billion people – one in five globally – have no access to electricity? Some 95% of them live in sub-Saharan Africa or developing Asia. The world’s poorest are already paying the most as a proportion of their household income for inadequate, dangerous and unhealthy sources of energy.

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Moms meet fashion. Fashion meets causes.

By Devi R. Thomas on September 12, 2012

NY Fashion Week was transformed this week. There was still high fashion, a runway and even a stylist and a make-up team. But at Strut – The Fashionable Mom Show, there were also moms from all walks of life who do extraordinary things. My role in the fashion show was to showcase much more than evening wear – I was showcasing Shot@Life

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