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2014-08-18 23:03:20

With 500 days until the target date for the MDGs, UN Foundation highlights work to transform lives and support the UN on global goals. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Today marks 500 days until the target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – eight goals embraced by world leaders and member states at the United Nations in 2000 to galvanize a global effort to alleviate poverty and improve lives around the world. To mark this milestone, the United Nations...

2014-06-10 23:05:23

Announcement made as part of Global Accelerator held at the United Nations to explore intersection of entrepreneurship and global development. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Today, the United Nations Foundation introduced Michael Dell as the Foundation’s Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship. The announcement was made at the Global Accelerator, a gathering of top entrepreneurs and UN leaders seeking creative approaches accelerating progress on global development goals. In attendance...

2014-06-03 23:01:16

Foundation, with other partners, will help catalyze $1 billion of new investment in off-grid and small-scale energy solutions. ADDIS ABABA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The United Nations Foundation, along with 26 other founding partners, joins ‘Beyond the Grid’, an innovative program for decentralized energy under President Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative, launched today in Addis Ababa by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Over five years, the UN Foundation’s Energy Access...

2014-04-30 23:04:55

The Largest Social Impact Awards in the Country SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Today, the CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the United Nations Foundation and Kenna, Founder of Summit on the Summit and Grammy-Nominated Musician, as Co-Hosts of the 5th Annual CLASSY Awards. On Saturday, May 3, Elizabeth and Kenna, along with 12 influential speakers, will announce the eight nonprofit winners live...

2014-04-16 23:01:02

Winners Announced at Red Carpet Ceremony on May 3rd San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, is proud to announce the Top Nominees for the 5th Annual CLASSY Awards. The 8 Winners will be announced onstage at the CLASSY Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 3rd in San Diego, California. “We are excited to play a part in recognizing some of the most significant achievements in the social sector worldwide,” said Pat Walsh,...

2013-10-24 23:03:56

The UN Foundation and the Liechtenstein Embassy to the US announce a three-year commitment of US$75,000 to support worldwide polio eradication efforts. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 The United Nations Foundation applauds a generous, three-year commitment of US$75,000 from the government of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Championed by Liechtenstein’s Ambassador to the U.S. Claudia Fritsche, the gift will contribute to polio...

2013-09-25 23:17:55

The Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council Sets Ambitious Goal to Help Mobilize One Million Young People to Shape Global Agenda by End of 2014 New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 The United Nations Foundation and its Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC), which includes some of today's most innovative entrepreneurs under 45, announced today at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting a commitment to help the United Nations mobilize one million new participants –...

2013-09-09 23:01:50

On-the-record National Press Club event will feature local families and leaders from United Nations Foundation and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 On Thursday, at 12:00 pm ET at the National Press Club, the United Nations Foundation and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will launch a new report on the charitable habits of children. The new...

2013-08-06 23:20:35

The United Nations Foundation announced today the journalists selected to participate in the 2013 Global Issues Press Fellowship program in New York City. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The United Nations Foundation announced today the journalists selected to participate in the 2013 Global Issues Press Fellowship program in New York City. The fellowship will run from September 22-25, during this year’s UN General Assembly and the high-level events including the Social Good...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.