Melinda Gates on TEDXChange: Looking ahead to a Stellar Line-Up

By Melinda Gates
April 2, 2012

With only a few days to go, I’m eagerly anticipating TEDxChange: The Big Picture and putting the finishing touches on my talk. The TEDx speakers I have watched online this year have certainly set a high bar.

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Stopping polio: Lessons from India

By Kathy Calvin
March 29, 2012

I’m in India this week with the United Nations Foundation’s Board of Directors – some of the smartest minds I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with – to discuss how we can help the UN solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.

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MDGs and lessons learned for post-2015

By Susan Myers
March 29, 2012

Today our Board had a rich discussion with India’s United Nations team and civil society leaders on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and lessons learned for the next phase post-2015.

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Finding Hope in India

By Peter Yeo
March 28, 2012

As the father of two boys, visiting hospitals and health clinics in the developing world, and seeing kids struggling to make it to the next day, is always difficult. But when I met with Dr. Julius and Dr. Asha at Hrudayalaya Hospital as part of the UN Foundaton Board meeting in Bangalore, I was instead filled with hope.

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In West Africa, We Were Welcomed

By Sean Bartlett
March 27, 2012

From the conference rooms of Abuja to the communities in and around Accra, I consistently heard the phrase ‘you are welcome’ during my recent trip to Nigeria and Ghana.

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Collaboration in India Proves Innovation for the Future

By Susan Myers
March 27, 2012

Much of the discussion around the UN Foundation Board meeting today focused on how the UN Foundation can most effectively support the UN during Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s second term, especially as partnerships have been identified as one of the top priorities.

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Nothing But Nets Launches Emergency Appeal for South Sudan

By Chris Helfrich
March 27, 2012

Today Nothing But Nets announced the launch of an emergency appeal to send 100,000 bed nets to refugees in the world’s newest country, South Sudan. Since last June, refugees have been fleeing into South Sudan and neighboring countries to escape fighting on the Sudan / South Sudan border, and are expected to continue doing so this year.

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Ask our Board

By Amy DiElsi
March 26, 2012

Last week, you had the chance to hear directly from four of our Board members about what makes great global leaders and why they think the United Nations and global philanthropy are important. Now is your chance to ask them your questions around global philanthropy and how to create a future we want.

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Learning from India: Growth, Innovation, Sustainability

By Aaron Sherinian
March 26, 2012

When global leaders come together to talk about how to help the United Nations solve the world’s most pressing problems, it can create a considerable amount of excitement. That is exactly what is happening here on the Infosys campus in Bangalore, India, where the UN Foundation Board is meeting.

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Reaching 111 Million African Children, Door to Door, in Four Days

By Kate Dodson
March 26, 2012

Just last month the world celebrated as India marked a major success in its battle against polio by being removed from the World Health Organization’s list of countries plagued by the crippling disease.

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