Send a net. Save a life. See a show!

By Chris Helfrich
March 21, 2012

Nothing But Nets is coming to Chicago and we want to see you there! Our great partners, Broadway In Chicago, are helping to send life-saving bed nets to protect families all over Africa from malaria. If you are in the Chicago area, we have a great opportunity for you to help us fight this deadly disease.

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Global Problems Need Global Leaders…and the UN

By Rick Parnell
March 19, 2012

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a leader in the global arena – someone we trust to resolve the most challenging global issues? There’s no doubt it requires the usual – honesty, intelligence, and the ability to inspire and influence others.

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And the winner is…

By Amy DiElsi
March 16, 2012

The votes have been counted and the results are in! The UN Foundation’s Public Affairs team was named the PR News Non-Profit Team of the Year.

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UN Foundation International Women’s Day Luncheon

By Peter Yeo
March 15, 2012

As I was preparing my remarks for our annual International Women’s Day Luncheon held yesterday in Washington, I could not help but reflect on the story of a young girl in Malawi named Kumbukani, who despite all odds turned a seemingly shattered life into a powerful journey.

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What We’re Reading

By Amy DiElsi
March 15, 2012

A lot has happened in the world in the past week. Did you catch everything? If not, here is your weekly dose of “What We’re Reading” to get you caught up on some of our favorite stories.

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The Promise of #SocialGood…and why it lives in Rio this year

By Aaron Sherinian
March 14, 2012

The promise of social media is that people and communities around the planet can unite, express and engage in ways never possible before. Why not take this promise to some of the most important gatherings happening in our world today? This year, a meeting of historic proportions will take place in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio+20 Summit will bring together world leaders as the UN tackles some of the biggest issues of our time.

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Mobile Phones for Health and Wealth

By Menekse Gencer
March 13, 2012

In 1999, only one year after I got my first mobile phone, I launched a company that enabled people to order online groceries and pay their bills with our newly created, kitchen iPad-like device that would sit on the countertop. I distinctly remember hearing venture capitalists at the time ask us why we didn’t enable this over the mobile phone.

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Reflections from an Aspiring Balabusta

By Maureen Greenwood-Basken
March 8, 2012

I knew I had reached an important milestone in my mother’s eyes about six years ago when I was preparing the Passover seder meal and she called me a balabusta. According to my mother, this is a Yiddish expression that means being a good homemaker, the family glue, or the one that holds everything together.

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What We’re Reading

By Maureen McNally
March 8, 2012

Busy week? Don’t worry, Global Connections is here to keep you updated on world news. Check out some of our favorite stories from this week. If you notice something we missed, leave a comment below so we can add it. Happy Reading!

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Power of a Mom

By Amy DiElsi
March 6, 2012

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the UN Foundation is asking you – our supporters – to share with us a woman who inspires you. Many people have responded that their mothers inspire them most. This makes perfect sense to me because our moms are often our first bosses, role models, and friends.

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