United Nations Foundation Team Wins Two Major Public Relations Awards

Washington, D.C.

June 29, 2016


Megan Rabbitt

The United Nations Foundation’s Public Affairs team was recognized for its global communications work by two of the public relations industry’s leading publications.

The digital team of the UN Foundation won the title of Social Media Team of the Year at the2016 PR News Social Media Awards. This award was chosen by a jury of peers and honored the year’s most creative, resourceful and shareable digitial campaigns. The UN Foundation team was praised for its ability to “think digital first,” highlighting its creation of nimble, impactful activations for its causes. The award was presented at the 2016 Social Media Awards luncheon held recently in Miami.

“We believe that modern public relations on global issues can and should be a digital first endeavor,” said Aaron Sherinian, UN Foundation Chief Communications and Marketing Officer. “Our approach requires not just creativity, but a commitment to listen and engage as much as we post. The digital team’s hard work and fresh ideas allow the Foundation to connect more people to the United Nations and important global issues every day in a way that is as much about connection as it is about content.”

Sherinian was awarded In-House Global Professional of the Year at the 2016 PRWeek Global Awards that recognized the best and brightest in the global PR industry and honored transformative PR work that crosses borders and continents. The ceremony, which was held in London, was a celebration of communicators from around the world who gathered to debate, discuss, and celebrate the biggest opportunities and challenges for the profession.

UN Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin said of the PRWeek award for Sherinian, “Aaron has been charged with building a new approach for communications in an era when it matters more than ever. The Foundation is honored to see this title go to our team as they build bridges with the public relations, marketing and media sectors.”


About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic, corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at: www.unfoundation.org.