United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.

Resources From United Nations Foundation

UNCTAD designs business-to-consumer electronic-commerce index

​Small European countries top the ranking of 130 economies according to their readiness for business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce, a new UNCTAD study shows. According to a new UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index included in the study, the highest e-commerce readiness is found in Luxembourg, Norway and Finland. Among developing and emerging economies, the front-runners are all in […]

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5 Key Takeaways From Social Good Summit

Sometimes what starts as a conference culminates in a community. The Social Good Summit community – made up of grassroots advocates, experts, business leaders, digital influencers, and community and non-governmental leaders – came together to share ideas on how we can build a better world by 2030 in support of the new global goals for […]

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The Social Good Summit convened world leaders and celebrities including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Helen Clark of the UNDP, Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez this weekend, to inspire a younger audience to unlock the potential of technology and drive action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Social Good Summit is a two-day conference focused on the positive impact […]

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The UN Foundation Announces: Get a Shot. Give a Shot.

This week marked the launch of [email protected] third Get a Shot. Give a Shot® campaign in partnership with Walgreens. This partnership has resulted in more than 7 million life-saving vaccines donated to children around the globe through [email protected] Sadly, one in five children worldwide lack access to life-saving immunizations, and a child dies every 20 […]

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The UN Foundation Announces 7 Projects Pointing the Way to Sustainable Development Finance

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 be published. Over coming days, pundits will parse the text and offer pronouncements […]

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