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Unite for Girls this International Day of the Girl with Girl Up

Eva Shang | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact
Eva Shang

Who do you care about? Is it your sister, your niece, your daughter, your best friend? One girl--every girl. As a Teen Advisor to Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation; as a 16-year-old girl myself; but most of all, as an older sister who would literally give my sister the world, I am calling on you to join our movement in the first International Day of the Girl Child on Oct. 11, 2012.

A Real Gift to Mothers: Join the Fight Against Malaria

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

The Kakuma refugee camp is mostly women and children, resilient mothers who grabbed their little ones and braved a dangerous journey to escape conflict. Thanks to UNHCR, they are safe from violence; now, their enemy is a mosquito.

Drum Roll Please! Our "Imagine Me & You" Photo Contest Winner Is...

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

Today, the Million Moms Challenge, in collaboration with ABC News, the United Nations Foundation, Disney Baby and Anne Geddes, announced the winner of our Imagine Me & You -- a photo contest to connect and celebrate mothers around the world.

A Birthday Wish Come True

Priyanka Jain | Posted 04.02.2012 | Impact
Priyanka Jain

Last week, on my 18th birthday, I decided that I would dedicate the special day to supporting my peers, the world's hardest to reach adolescent girls.

The Million Moms Challenge: Helping Moms Around the World, One Story at a Time

Teri Whitcraft | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Teri Whitcraft

Our goal: to create a vibrant community around the shared dream of a healthy pregnancy, a safe birth, and a baby who will survive and thrive -- basic human rights that all too often are simply out of reach for women in the developing world.

Nicholas Kristof To Launch Humanitarian Facebook Game

Posted 01.13.2012 | Impact

Though his writing has impacted people worldwide, prolific journalist Nicholas Kristof is set to parlay his dedication to humanitarian issues to an ev...

United Nations Development Programme Helps Rebuild Haiti (PHOTOS)

Gary He | Posted 03.12.2012 | Impact
Gary He

Insider Images photographer Stuart Ramson was dispatched to Haiti to document some of the initiatives being carried out as part of the rebuilding process, which most notably features the creation of 300,000 temporary jobs by the UNDP to deal with debris removal and garbage collection.

Occupy Girldom

Tamsin Smith | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Adolescent girls are standing up and stepping out across California this month to make their voices heard, declaring "it's not fair" that girls who sh...

A Call To Support Women And Girls As Population Hits 7 Billion

Tabby Biddle | Posted 12.30.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Market in central business district of Lagos, Nigeria. Photo courtesy of UNFPA/Akintunde Akinleye Everyone is talking about the big day today, Octo...

Global Leaders Speak At Social Good Summit (Photos)

Gary He | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Gary He

Last week, as world leaders arrived in NYC for the UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative, another conference was taking place with a focus on using innovation and technology to solve the world's greatest challenges.

U.N. Week Announces "Girls Not Brides"

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

While the practice of child marriage has been rooted in the traditions of many communities for generations and has remained largely unchallenged, this is all about to change.

The Next Wave of Good

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Cause Marketing, as a sector, is soaring. An IEG Sponsorship Report predicts that corporate spending on cause marketing will have risen over 6 percent to $1.6 billion in 2010.

Philanthro-Teens on the March

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

A young imagination -- twinned with leadership skills, amplified by media and social networks, and boosted by private sector and community support -- is an unparalleled engine of change.

Disaster Relief 2.0: The Impact Of Crowdsourced Maps In Humanitarian Crises

The New York Times | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact

Digital maps assembled by far-flung networks of online volunteers through the process called crowd-sourcing have been powerful tools in humanitarian r...

TUNE IN: Linkin Park, Ban Ki-moon Discuss The Future Of Haiti, Take Your Questions

Causecast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today, tune in on Causecast for "Haiti Today, Haiti Tomorrow," a Facebook Town Hall meeting about the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti and how you can ...

Send a Net and Save a Life

Mandy Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

This year I'm rethinking my holiday shopping list. I recently traveled to the Central African Republic, where the UN has identified an urgent need for mosquito nets. My experience was life-changing, and the people from my trip are always on my mind.

Girl Up Kicks off its 'Unite for Girls Tour'

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Girls joined together to kick off the Girl Up "Unite for Girls Tour," launching a movement of girl power across the country to help their peers in developing countries.

U.S. Girls Help Less Fortunate Worldwide In 'Girl Up' Campaign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Empowered, smart and savvy U.S. girls -- have been given a chance to help less fortunate girls worldwide through the newly launched Girl Up campaign....

United Nations Foundation Launches 'Girl Up' Initiative

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tina Wells

The Girl Up initiative encourages American girls to raise awareness and funds for the 600 million adolescent girls living in developing countries.

Girl Up: Give a 'High Five' to a Girl in a Developing Country

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Channeling the compassion, energy, and experience of American teen girls to help improve the lives of some of the hardest to reach girls in developing countries is a GREAT idea.

'Millennium Development Goals Summit' Comes To A Close (Live Stream)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As the Millennium Development Goals Summit draws to a close, world leaders are asking individuals and organizations to take an active role in helping ...

$51M UN Program Targets Dirty Cookstoves

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Imagine your kitchen when you start to cook. Do you collect the wood? Nudge the coals? (The times you camped out don't count.) Does smoke fill your ho...

Idol Gives Back: Money Split Among Five Nonprofits

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The Idol Gives Back series is back tonight on "American Idol," with a two-hour event that's already raised more than $140 million over the last severa...

Ali Larter Is Ready to be a Hero for Women and Girls

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Ali Larter, the luminous star of TV shows such as "Heroes" and films including "Legally Blonde" and "Obsessed" is also a newly minted advocate for reproductive rights for women and girls.

Girls Unite

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Today, June 1, marks a historic moment with the launch of a new global UNF campaign: Girl Up. Girl Up rallies American girls to step up and become the next generation of impact philanthropist and empowerment activists.