. United Nations Foundation’s Diana Walker Named One of the “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders”

Diplomatic Courier And Young Professionals In Foreign Policy’s Annual List Highlights 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Around The Globe Under The Age Of 33

Washington, D.C.

September 7, 2012


Alexis Krieg

Yesterday, the Diplomatic Courier and the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy named Diana Walker, the United Nations Foundation’s Senior Director of Partnership Initiatives, as one of the top 99 foreign policy leaders under the age of 33

In her role at the UN Foundation, Walker facilitates strategic public-private partnerships for the Foundation, which includes partnerships with entrepreneurs, private sector companies, creative communities, the White House, government agencies, and various other non-profits and high-level individuals.  In addition, she manages the UN Foundation’s work with its Global Entrepreneurs Council, a group of young high-level entrepreneurs who work with the UN Foundation to help solve global problems.

“Diana exemplifies what it takes to be a true leader – she is dedicated to social good solutions, never deterred by any the obstacles in the way,” said Elizabeth McKee Gore, Vice President of Global Partnerships. “By convening sometimes unlikely players Diana has built successful partnerships that connect a wide range of people and organizations to the United Nations to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.  She continues to create innovative strategies to accomplish the goals of the UN Foundation and the UN – creating a safer, healthier, and better world.”

Walker was named as a leader under the list’s Convener category. According to the Diplomatic Courier and the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy “a Convener brings people together in creative ways to address a pressing international issue or enhance the foreign policy community.” The list of global leaders was selected by their peers in recognition of their impact on their community and the promise of their potential as a world leader.

The full list of the 2012 “99 Under 33” is available at: www.diplomaticourier.com/99Under33

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About the United Nations Foundation: The UN Foundation connects people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We are an advocate for the UN and help take its best work to scale through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fundraising.