Next week, leaders from business, civil society, and other sectors will gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss global changes, challenges, and opportunities. A conversation this important needs everyone’s attention. You can make your voice heard by participating in a special conversation called "You+Davos+SocialGood" on Tuesday, January 14.
As recently as 2009, India was home to nearly half of the world’s polio cases, reporting more than 500 on an annual basis. This sobering statistic makes it all the more impressive – and encouraging – that today marks three years since the last case of wild polio was detected in that country.
Hyderabad, India serves as the headquarters of the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP), a non-profit supported by the state government that uses village-based women’s self-help groups as part of its strategy to alleviate poverty. One dimension of SERP’s strategy entails community managed work on health and nutrition, which is aided by mobile technology.
Happy New Year from the UN Foundation! As 2014 gets underway, we’re sharing a few news highlights that came out over the holidays. Check out the stories we’re following, and let us know what you’re reading by tweeting us at @unfoundation using the hashtag #globalreads.
I believe entrepreneurs are the foundation for innovation, economic growth, and job creation and have made it my personal mission to give back to the entrepreneurial community and to empower women around the world to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors. My work as part of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and my role as Dell’s entrepreneur-in-residence have given me a platform to reach entrepreneurs on a global scale in ways that would not have been possible on my own.
“In 2014, we must turn the greatest collective challenge facing humankind today – climate change – into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future. Next year is the year from climate action.”
As a woman born and raised in the United States from a middle class family, I’ve enjoyed a privileged life. This includes access to quality, affordable reproductive health care information and services. Without a doubt, this has directly contributed to my ability to complete my education, pursue the professional career of my dreams, and have […]
How do you define entrepreneurship? Do you see it as a way to make money, a mindset, or a method to make the world a better place? I have always known that entrepreneurs are risk takers: they make visions into reality by developing new products, processes, and markets. So what happens when all the definitions […]
The world’s newest nation, South Sudan, last week marked its four-year anniversary in a state of extreme conflict. Thousands of civilians have been killed and an estimated 2 million have fled since fighting broke out in December 2013. But no matter how grave the situation, the United States and the United Nations continue their commitment […]
Editor’s Note: In honor of World Food Day, we are sharing a guest post from the World Food Programme (WFP), which is working with partners to achieve zero hunger by 2030 as part of the new global goals for sustainable development. Since benefiting from WFP food assistance, Ecuadorian schoolgirl Melany Cuasque is optimistic about what […]
The post-apocalyptic hit NBC series Revolution takes place 15 years after the lights have gone out around the world. The global blackout has plunged the US into warring factions and a primitive existence.
Throughout August, top bloggers are using their voices to help protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases as part of “Blogust,” a month-long digital dialogue organized by the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign.
Blogust Post Day 5 When our daughter Frankie turned 5, it felt like suddenly a window opened up to her future. We were flooded with thoughts of how her personality would start to unfold as she grew older, and of who she could become.
NY Fashion Week was transformed this week. There was still high fashion, a runway and even a stylist and a make-up team. But at Strut - The Fashionable Mom Show, there were also moms from all walks of life who do extraordinary things. My role in the fashion show was to showcase much more than evening wear – I was showcasing Shot@Life