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.
Today, the United Nations Foundation and Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released a report in which researchers explored how young people give to charity.
Yesterday, I got to meet a legend in the vaccine world – Dr. Samuel Katz. You probably don’t recognize his name, but he’s the reason you (and millions of others) didn’t have measles as a child. Fifty years ago, Dr. Samuel Katz and Dr. John Enders’ work to develop a vaccine against measles finally paid off and the vaccine was licensed for use in the U.S. and globally.
Growing up, my parents worried that I would tumble and break my arm or suffocate when I fell asleep in my mashed potatoes (true story); they never had to worry that I would contract measles because we had easy access to vaccines.
There's been a lot happening in the debate over the response to Syria's horrific chemical weapons attack, and before President Obama addresses the nation in primetime tonight, I wanted to make sure you knew the latest
Women in the U.S. and around the world lost an unwavering champion back in June. Today, the United Nations Foundation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg with the third annual International Family Planning Hero Award.
The United Nations Foundation’s energy and public affairs team, led by UN Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth, have been in Brazil the past week for the Rio+20 summit. There has been a buzz in the halls about energy, touching two points: There’s a BIG and urgent need to enable everyone in the world to have access to electricity and modern fuels, and that creates a market opportunity.
Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Surely, in the light of history, it is more intelligent to hope rather than to fear, to try rather than not to try. For one thing we know beyond all doubt: Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, 'It can’t be done.'" In a world filled with daunting challenges, these stories (in no particular order) inspired us to hope – and to act – for a better world.
As we prepare to return from India and the semi-annual UN Foundation Board meeting, I am struck by one of the themes that emerged from discussions this past week: the need for long-term investments in humanity. This is more than just a lofty phrase. It is a call for a fundamental shift in the way people think about philanthropy, partnership, and working with the United Nations.
At age 34, shortly after reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, l decided that I'd had enough excitement and was ready to start a family. Eight months ago, my little girl was born. Little did I know she would be my greatest adventure.
The benefits of improving women’s economic opportunities are clear: when women control income, they invest it in their families, particularly in the health and education of their children, helping to break cycles of poverty.
Mobile health (mHealth) is a solution for women – providing immediate, lifesaving services to address dire maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) challenges. This emerging field - a global movement - is reaching mothers, who need health services the most.
Girls are one of the most powerful forces for change in the world: When their rights are recognized, their needs are met, and their voices are heard, they drive positive change in their families, their communities, and the world.