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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World TB Day: Kingdom in the Sky

By Eric Porterfield
March 23, 2012

Every year hundreds of thousands of children will become sick with tuberculosis and tens of thousands will die. Often, TB goes undetected in children and infants and young children are at special risk of having severe, often fatal forms of TB, such as TB meningitis, which can leave them blind, deaf, paralyzed or mentally disabled.

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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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