UN Foundation celebrates 70 years!

Exactly 70 years ago today — June 26, 1945 — the United Nations Charter, the treaty that established the UN, was signed in San Francisco, and delegations from countries around the world celebrated the beginning of a new era of global cooperation. Today, San Francisco and the United Nations Foundation mark that momentous occasion, hosting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a series of events celebrating the city’s role in the formation of the UN, and looking ahead at how San Franciscans can be … [Read more...]

Ebola Outbreak, YOU Can Help!

The Ebola outbreak in three West African nations continues to claim lives: There have now been more than 13,000 cases and nearly 5,000 deaths, and it has been called "the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times." A crisis on this scale demands a global response, and the United Nations has stepped up to lead the world's efforts to stop Ebola. But the UN cannot do it alone. Help the UN stop the Ebola outbreak by donating now to the Ebola Response Fund. The UN Mission for … [Read more...]

UN General Assembly gather in NYC, SEPT 21-22

On September 21-22 – as leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly – people from Jakarta to Johannesburg to New York will be joining the conversation through the 2014 Social Good Summit. Participants include heads of United Nations agencies, leaders of top non-governmental organizations, and celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Connie Britton, and Pharrell Williams. It's not every day you get the chance to join a conversation with people from around the world. And when the … [Read more...]

Coming Together in Support of the UN‏

Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation speaks at the UN Foundation lunch on the Millennium Development Goals. The World Convenes in Support of the UN As people around the world gathered in New York for UN General Assembly week in late September, the UN Foundation helped connect them with ways to support the UN on some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Your voice was an important part of this global conversation. From maintaining momentum toward the … [Read more...]

A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment

When women are economically empowered, their families, communities, and nations prosper – but until now a critical research gap has existed on the most successful ways to spur women’s economic advancement. That's why the United Nations Foundation teamed up with the ExxonMobil Foundation to look at original and existing research on what works best in a variety of contexts. The result is a first-of-its-kind report, A Roadmap for Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment, which shows proven … [Read more...]

Lakshmi Puri has stressed that empowering women, and dramatically propel a green economy

Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning to all of you! It is a pleasure to join you for this breakfast roundtable on the occasion of Rio+20. I would like to thank the Earth Network and the United Nations Foundation for inviting me to speak on behalf of UN Women on the important topic of women’s leadership in the green economy. As you know, the green economy is a key topic being discussed and, as we speak, delegations are still discussing what definitions and scope around this concept. So … [Read more...]

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