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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.