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02 Jun 2016 description
report UN Foundation

By Susan Myers

“We are one humanity, with a shared responsibility. Let us resolve here and now not only to keep people alive, but to give people a chance at life in dignity.”

24 Apr 2012 description

L’augmentation des flambées de rougeole montre la nécessité de renforcer les investissements et la volonté politique pour atteindre les objectifs mondiaux

24 avril 2012, ATLANTA, GENÈVE, NEW YORK, WASHINGTON DC – Aujourd’hui, les partenaires qui dirigent les efforts de lutte contre la rougeole annoncent une nouvelle stratégie mondiale visant à ramener à zéro la mortalité par rougeole et par syndrome de rubéole congénitale.

24 Apr 2012 description

Joint News Release American Red Cross/CDC/UN Foundation/UNICEF/WHO

Global partners launch new plan to control and eliminate measles and rubella

Increasing measles outbreaks prove need to bolster investment and political commitment to reach global goals

24 April 2012 | ATLANTA | GENEVA | NEW YORK | WASHINGTON, D.C ― Today, the partners leading efforts to control measles announce a new global strategy aimed at reducing measles deaths and congenital rubella syndrome to zero.

17 Nov 2011 description

Measles – Rubella campaigns will reduce child mortality, birth defects

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 17 November 2011 - Today the Measles Initiative applauds the GAVI Alliance board decision to fund rubella campaigns in the countries with the greatest need. The decision will result in the introduction of a combined Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine in many more countries. This will save lives, protect hundreds of thousands of children against birth defects and help to eliminate measles and rubella from the world.

29 Sep 2011 description
report UN Foundation

Washington, D.C. — September 28, 2011

The United Nations Foundation today announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had delivered $15 million of its $30 million commitment to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Half the funds will be used in 2011 by UNICEF for vaccines and by the World Health Organization (WHO) to support campaign operations. The remaining funds will be released in 2012 to support both agencies. Countries benefiting from the funds include several members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation countries, such as Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.

04 Aug 2011 description

WASHINGTON D.C., 4 August 2011 – The Measles Initiative today announced it has helped vaccinate one billion children in more than 60 developing countries since 2001, making significant gains in the global effort to stop measles.

21 Jun 2011 description
report UN Foundation

Karin Lornsen, 202-887-9040
Caleb Tiller, 202-887-9040
Aaron Sherinian, 202-758-5319

UN Foundation Board Points to Innovation and Partnership as Keys to Solving Global Problems

Board Meeting in Norway Focuses on New Ways to Help the UN Improve Livelihoods in Africa, Bolster Women’s and Children’s Health, and Combat Climate Change

28 Mar 2011 description

Report on Harnessing New Technologies Responds to a New Era in Emergency Communications

Study Commissioned by OCHA, the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation Identifies New Opportunities for Collaboration in an Evolving Technology Landscape

DUBAI, U.A.E./WASHINGTON, D.C./NEW YORK (March 28, 2011) -

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation released today at the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference a landmark publication examining how technology is reshaping the …

03 Dec 2010 description

Project Backed by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, UN Foundation, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and Vodafone Foundation

New York, NY (December 3, 2010) - The United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Foundation announced today the launch of new research with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative that will help increase the efficiency of information sharing between large aid organizations and grassroots technology groups during humanitarian crises.

26 Jul 2010 description
report UN Foundation

Jane Goodall narrates footage connecting statistics and data with firsthand accounts from countries around the globe

United Nations Foundation premieres the film at the African Union Summit in Uganda July 26

Kampala, Uganda (July 26, 2010) – The United Nations Foundation announced a milestone documentary examining the work of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (The Global Fund) and its ongoing impact in saving millions of lives, particularly of women and children, across the developing world.

24 Jun 2010 description
report UN Foundation

Secretary-General names Turner an Advocate for the MDGs

Washington, D.C. (June 23, 2010) - United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner was today named an Advocate for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Turner issued the following statement following the announcement:

"We need a long-term plan for humanity and the UN's Millennium Development Goals offer us an urgent to-do list to address the world's toughest challenges.

14 Dec 2009 description
report UN Foundation

New York (December 14, 2009) - Today, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets tipped off a promotion -- Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. presented by HP -- to send anti-malaria bed nets to refugees in 11 African countries. The effort is part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving and runs through January 31, 2010.

01 Dec 2009 description
report UN Foundation

UN Foundation's latest report-- New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks-- looks at innovation in the use of technology along the timeline of crisis response, from emergency preparedness and alerts to recovery and rebuilding.

It profiles organizations whose work is advancing the frontlines of innovation, offers an overview of international efforts to increase sophistication in the use of IT and social networks during emergencies, and provides recommendations for how governments, aid groups, and international organizations can …

10 Apr 2009 description
report UN Foundation

"The UN Foundation commends President Obama for his request to Congress today for $836 million for United Nations peacekeeping as part of the FY 2009 Supplemental Funding request. The U.S. supported the creation of all of these peacekeeping missions, which are vital to U.S. national security interests, and now we must pay our share of the bill.

"We are pleased to see the Obama Administration reinforce its commitment to working with the UN to help meet the transnational challenges of the 21st century.

01 Feb 2009 description
report UN Foundation

This report examines issues at the heart of the rapidly evolving intersection of mobile phones and healthcare. It helps the reader to understand mHealth's scope and implementation across developing regions, the health needs to which mHealth can be applied, and the mHealth applications that promise the greatest impact on heath care initiatives.

01 May 2008 description
report UN Foundation

In this second publication in our Access to Communications Publication Series, the authors examine real-life examples of and trends in wireless technology solutions being used to drive change in the areas of health, humanitarian assistance, and environmental conservation. The compelling stories portrayed in this report demonstrate that telecommunications can be a powerful tool for positive change in our world.

13 Feb 2008 description

The Vodafone Group Foundation and United Nations Foundation Technology Partnership joins World Food Programme to improve communications during humanitarian crises

BARCELONA and LONDON (13 FEBRUARY 2008) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), The Vodafone Group Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation announced today a ground-breaking 'global partnership for emergency communications'.

29 Nov 2007 description

ATLANTA/GENEVA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Measles deaths in Africa fell by 91% between 2000 and 2006, from an estimated 396 000 to 36 000, reaching the United Nations 2010 goal to cut measles deaths by 90% four years early.

04 Oct 2006 description
report UN Foundation

An Initiative to Bring Technology to the Front Lines of United Nations Emergency Response

New York, (October 4, 2006)-The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) and The Vodafone Group Foundation (VGF), announced today a five-year plan that offers the latest telecommunications technology to support United Nations (UN) emergency response missions worldwide through funding to Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF), a humanitarian NGO equipped to deploy rapid response telecom teams within 48 hours of a disaster anywhere in the world.