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.
The promise of social media is that people and communities around the planet can unite, express and engage in ways never possible before. Why not take this promise to some of the most important gatherings happening in our world today? This year, a meeting of historic proportions will take place in Rio de Janeiro. The Rio+20 Summit will bring together world leaders as the UN tackles some of the biggest issues of our time.
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the UN Foundation is asking you – our supporters – to share with us a woman who inspires you. Many people have responded that their mothers inspire them most. This makes perfect sense to me because our moms are often our first bosses, role models, and friends.
This week has been a week full of celebrations — from milestones to birthday's. We started the week off with Leap Year, celebrated a milestone on Wednesday when the World Health Organization officially removed India from the polio endemic list, and ended the week with the birthday celebration for the VP of Public Affairs, Aaron Sherinian. As the week wraps up, we can look back at our daily photos of the day and realize that all in all, it was a week worth leaping in excitement for!
2012 is a leap year. This means we have an "extra" day to support the work of the United Nations to create a better world. Day after day, UN agencies leap into action, playing a key role in solving the most challenging global problems. Check out the great work the UN does every single day to create a safer, healthier, and more peaceful world for everyone!Tell us what you're doing today to support the UN.
In today’s increasingly interconnected world, all of the world’s citizens are going to need access to broadband. Broadband already affects every sector of human activity and endeavor, and is a key driver for development – both in the developed and developing world. But new research coming out of the UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development this week indicates that the key to our online future may well be wireless.
What issues should be discussed to advance the development agenda? Skoll World Forum, partnering with the United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Huffington Post, asked a group of experts for their ideas.
This International Day of Charity, please lace up and join us. You don’t have to run far or fast. You don’t even have to ask your friends for money. Just carry a cause in your heart for at least a mile and see where the road takes you. As we like to say at Charity Miles, #EveryMileMatters!
Yesterday, more than 4,400 people from around the world gathered in person and online to discuss motherhood as part of Mom+Social, the first-ever event focused on motherhood and the role of social media, technology, and philanthropy to improve the health of moms and children everywhere...
Mexico City has historically served as a haven for innovators and changemakers. Keeping in line with this tradition, a recent Dell Policy Hack was presented by Dell EMC and the UN Foundation to convene nearly 50 of the region’s thought leaders and develop policy-based solutions inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals. Participating entrepreneurs, government officials, […]