Research to Improve Women’s Economic Potential

By Isobel Coleman on October 26, 2012

The benefits of improving women’s economic opportunities are clear: when women control income, they invest it in their families, particularly in the health and education of their children, helping to break cycles of poverty.

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Unlocking the Keys to United Nations History

By Dr. Heidi Tworek on October 25, 2012

Did you know that composers like Benjamin Britten and Dmitri Shostakovich wrote music for the UN? Did you know that you can listen to classic UN radio programs online featuring legends of the silver screen such as Audrey Hepburn?

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Today: UN Day

By Timothy E. Wirth on October 24, 2012

Today the world commemorates the anniversary of when the United Nations Charter went into effect in 1945. For nearly 70 years, the United Nations has been a force for progress and peace in the world.

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Mark Your Calendar: UN Day

By Rick Parnell on October 23, 2012

Mark your calendars: This Wednesday, October 24th, the UN Foundation will help celebrate “United Nations Day,” and we want you to join us!

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Join us on Twitter for #UNday!

By Erin Dunne on October 22, 2012

How is the United Nations working to solve some of today’s largest global issues? Learn from the experts! This UN Day, October 24, we are bringing together experts from the UN and our own leaders here at the Foundation to talk about the issues facing our planet and how together we can create the future we want. Join us, rock your UN blue and help celebrate UN Day!

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A Win for MAMA, Fast Company Honors the Partnership with Top Award

By Mandy Sugrue on October 17, 2012

Last night, Fast Company—the world’s leading progressive business media brand—named the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) winner of its Innovation By Design Award in the Service Design category.

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My plea to you, from a polio survivor

By Dennis Ogbe on October 17, 2012

My name is Dennis Ogbe and this past summer I represented the USA at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. I am also a polio survivor. I contracted polio at the age of three when I was taken to a health clinic to be treated for malaria in Nigeria. Today, polio still exists in Nigeria and is still killing and disabling children…

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Houston Soccer Star Who Survived Malaria Now Sends Nets to Save Lives

By Susannah Rosenblatt on October 16, 2012

Houston Dynamo forward Macoumba “Mac” Kandji, 27, is excited to be part of Nothing But Nets night at this Saturday’s Major League Soccer game between the Dynamo and the Philadelphia Union. The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign has joined forces with athletes from the very beginning, partnering with MLS W.O.R.K.S. and NBA Cares to reach new audiences in the fight against malaria.

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Tell the Candidates to Think Global

By Peter Yeo on October 15, 2012

We are down to the final days of this election and these last two debates count. According to our national poll of likely voters released today, 3 out of 4 Americans say foreign policy impacts their vote. Yet nearly half say the presidential candidates are not discussing international issues enough.

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An Idea to Change the World: Empower Girls

By Kathy Calvin on October 11, 2012

Across the world today, teenage girls are making their voices heard and promoting a transformational idea: empower adolescent girls everywhere. As part of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign, girls and other supporters are holding more than 50 events in nine countries to celebrate the “International Day of the Girl Child,” a day to recognize the power of girls across the world and to advocate for their rights.

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