The Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya, one of the largest refugee camps in the region, is more than 20 years old and home to more than 100,000 people, mostly from Somalia and South Sudan. Women and children account for 84% of the population.
Beginning this week, the creative industries will converge in Austin for South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive. A celebration of innovation and creativity, SXSW is the perfect place for the Social Good community to meet, collaborate, and discover what's next in the movement that is changing the world for the better.
International Women’s Day on March 8 celebrates the achievements of girls and women – it’s also a call to action to continue our work to empower girls and women worldwide. Throughout March, the United Nations Foundation will be taking action and raising awareness to support the United Nations and our partners around the world who are champions for girls and women.
Imagine your favorite wild animal or place, like the majestic polar bear bounding across the northern ice tundras, a graceful turtle gliding through the Great Barrier Reef, a soulful orangutan swinging through the magnificent Borneo forest, or a small orange frog glistening in the Amazon.
The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) continues to aggressively fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including looking at how it can address structural constraints to improve its response to outbreaks. This week the WHO’s secretariat released a series of papers leading up to its Executive Board Special Ebola response meeting on January 25, including one paper […]
From Mali to Mexico, Senegal to Sri Lanka, Uganda to the UK – people from every region of the world are coming together as action/2015. action/2015 is made up of the many individuals, organizations, and diverse groups that are united by the common belief that the decisions taken in 2015 are critical for our future. Together, […]
Photo credit: UN Environment Programme As President Obama travels to India for Republic Day on January 26, speculation is increasing that a new bilateral agreement related to climate change may be announced. Extensive groundwork has been under way since 2011 to support Indian engagement as a constructive partner as the international community hammers out a […]
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home.” There is no place closer to home than a woman’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. Yet today, 225 million girls and women who want to delay or avoid becoming pregnant are not using modern contraception, often […]
This week, world leaders will begin to gather in New York for the UN General Assembly. Ever wonder what it would be like to join them in helping solve the world’s toughest problems? Now you can with UNA-USA and the U.S. Department of State’s new Model United Nations mobile app! Geared toward teachers, community leaders, […]
On December 14, negotiators from 196 countries – gathered in Lima, Peru, for the annual Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – unanimously agreed on a pathway forward toward a new global agreement to be finalized next December in Paris. This unexpected success stemmed in large part from […]
On June 20, a special new exhibit opened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to commemorate the UN’s 70th anniversary: “We the Peoples: Norman Rockwell’s United Nations.” The exhibit, presented by the Norman Rockwell Museum in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and the UN Department of Public Information, features a drawing Rockwell […]
Today’s youth need quality education to become global and financially literate citizens, and UNA-USA is now on the forefront of providing these resources. Along with our greater goal to educate and inspire Americans on the vital work of the United Nations, we firmly believe in giving students the tools to become global citizens. Because of […]
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the World Economic Forum’s “Agenda” blog. The world’s governments are meeting in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia this week to establish new global ground rules for investing in people, planet, and prosperity. The occasion is the UN’s major conference on financing for development (FFD) and a formal agreement will […]