Neil Gaiman Announced As UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Neil Gaiman Announced As UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Feb 21, 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed author Neil Gaiman as a global Goodwill Ambassador. More
Ashton Kutcher Takes Fight Against Sex Slavery To US Congress

Ashton Kutcher Takes Fight Against Sex Slavery To US Congress Feb 20, 2017

In advance of the END IT Movement’s fifth annual “Shine a Light on Slavery” day, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, convened a Congressional hearing on February 15 to examine progress in U.S. global efforts to end modern slavery and human trafficking, including recent enactment of authorizing legislation for the End Modern Slavery Initiative. More
Vanity Fair Announces Campaign Hollywood 2017

Vanity Fair Announces Campaign Hollywood 2017 Feb 17, 2017

Vanity Fair announced today that Campaign Hollywood, their annual weeklong celebration leading up to the Academy Awards, will return for its eighteenth year. Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2017 will benefit a different charity each night while highlighting this year’s top films and standout performances. More
Smurfs Team Up With United Nations For A Happier, More Peaceful And Equitable World

Smurfs Team Up With United Nations For A Happier, More Peaceful And Equitable World Feb 16, 2017

The popular Smurfs characters are encouraging children, young people and adults to make the world happier, more peaceful, equitable and healthy with a campaign launched today by the United Nations, UNICEF, and the United Nations Foundation. More
Love Actually Cast To Reunite For Red Nose Day

Love Actually Cast To Reunite For Red Nose Day Feb 15, 2017

Comic Relief have today announced that the all-star cast of Love Actually will reunite with Writer and Director Richard Curtis for new short film, Red Nose Day Actually. More
Irish Comedians To Support Comic Relief With St Patrick's Day Stand-Up Comedy Gig

Irish Comedians To Support Comic Relief With St Patrick's Day Stand-Up Comedy Gig Feb 14, 2017

On St. Patrick’s Day, 17th March, the cream of Irish stand-up comedy is gathering at the 3Arena in Dublin for the very first Irish event in support of Comic Relief. More
The Elders Voice Alarm At New Israeli Settlement Law

The Elders Voice Alarm At New Israeli Settlement Law Feb 13, 2017

The Elders today expressed alarm at new measures adopted by the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, on 6 February that retrospectively recognise Jewish settlements in the occupied territories that are built on confiscated Palestinian land.
 
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Alabama Shakes And Ben Harper To Perform At Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Concert

Alabama Shakes And Ben Harper To Perform At Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Concert Feb 10, 2017

Internationally acclaimed GRAMMY Award-winning musicians Alabama Shakes and Ben Harper will join the extraordinary line-up for the Tibet House US 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrating Philip Glass’s 80th Birthday on March 16th at Carnegie Hall in New York City. More
Kristin Davis Writes About What Visiting Refugee Camps Has Taught Her

Kristin Davis Writes About What Visiting Refugee Camps Has Taught Her Feb 8, 2017

Kristin Davis has written a post on The Huffington Post about what travelling to refugee camps with the UNHCR has taught her. More
Celebrities Buckle Up For The Ride Of Their Lives On The Red Nose Convoy

Celebrities Buckle Up For The Ride Of Their Lives On The Red Nose Convoy Feb 7, 2017

The Red Nose Convoy hits the road this week, as six famous faces set-out on ‘the mother of all road trips’ across East Africa to deliver essential supplies that will help Comic Relief funded projects to continue to deliver life-saving health work. More
Angelina Jolie Writes Op-Ed On US Refugee Policy

Angelina Jolie Writes Op-Ed On US Refugee Policy Feb 6, 2017

Angelina Jolie wrote an op-ed in the NY Times last week, urging the US government to rethink their stance on refugees. More
Giving Back Fund Presents 8th Annual Big Game Big Give Event

Giving Back Fund Presents 8th Annual Big Game Big Give Event Feb 2, 2017

The Giving Back Fund presents its 8th annual Big Game Big Give event in Houston, Texas on February 4. More
Ed Sheeran Leads A Host Of Huge Names Supporting Red Nose Day

Ed Sheeran Leads A Host Of Huge Names Supporting Red Nose Day Feb 1, 2017

Superstar Ed Sheeran is amongst a whole host of comedians and celebrities getting involved in this year’s Red Nose Day on Friday 24 March, to help transform lives here at home in the UK and across Africa. More
The Elders Condemn US Refugee Ban

The Elders Condemn US Refugee Ban Feb 1, 2017

The Elders have condemned the US president’s Executive Order banning Syrian refugees from entering the United States and restricting migration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. More
The Elders’ Statement On US Reintroduction Of Global Gag Rule

The Elders’ Statement On US Reintroduction Of Global Gag Rule Jan 31, 2017

The Elders have expressed concern at the decision by the new US Administration to reintroduce the so-called “Global Gag Rule” that cuts US funding to organisations that help provide abortion services.
 
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Kristin Davis Launches CrowdRise Campaign For Refugees

Kristin Davis Launches CrowdRise Campaign For Refugees Jan 30, 2017

Actress Kristin Davis has just launched a CrowdRise campaign for refugees caught up in the immigration bans imposed by the US government. More
Richard Branson And Jennifer Lawrence Speak Out Against Immigration Bans

Richard Branson And Jennifer Lawrence Speak Out Against Immigration Bans Jan 30, 2017

Sir Richard Branson has blogged about the immigration bans imposed by the US government over the weekend. More
Red Nose Day Returns For 2017

Red Nose Day Returns For 2017 Jan 30, 2017

Comic Relief Inc., the charity behind Red Nose Day, today announced the return of the fundraising campaign. More
Eddie Redmayne to Narrate Audiobook Of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Eddie Redmayne to Narrate Audiobook Of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Jan 30, 2017

Audible, Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced that the Hogwarts library book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by J.K. Rowling as Magizoologist Newt Scamander and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne, is available for the first time as a digital audio book, and can be preordered now. More
Charities And Celebrities Speak Out Over Immigration Bans

Charities And Celebrities Speak Out Over Immigration Bans Jan 29, 2017

Charities and stars have spoken out against the immigration bans imposed by the United States government over the weekend. More
The Elders Urge Bold Steps To Reach Universal Health Coverage In India

The Elders Urge Bold Steps To Reach Universal Health Coverage In India Jan 27, 2017

The Elders have commended India’s political leaders for progress the country has made in reforming its health system, whilst urging greater action and commitment to reach full Universal Health Coverage (UHC). More
Newman's Own Foundation Awards $2.5 Million in Grants to Independent Media

Newman's Own Foundation Awards $2.5 Million in Grants to Independent Media Jan 26, 2017

Newman's Own Foundation, founded by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, today announced that it is awarding $2.5 million in grants over two years to 16 public broadcasting radio and television networks across the United States. More
Statement From UN Foundation On New Restrictions Of U.S. Foreign Assistance To Limit Women’s Access To Health Care Globally

Statement From UN Foundation On New Restrictions Of U.S. Foreign Assistance To Limit Women’s Access To Health Care Globally Jan 25, 2017

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin has issued the following statement on the imposition of the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule, last enacted in 2001. More
Angelina Jolie Donates Perfume Campaign To Charity

Angelina Jolie Donates Perfume Campaign To Charity Jan 24, 2017

Guerlain Parfumeur, the French beauty brand since 1828, is honored to announce that Angelina Jolie is the icon of its new fragrance for women. More
Cara Delevingne Raises Awareness For Refugee Girls’ Education In Uganda

Cara Delevingne Raises Awareness For Refugee Girls’ Education In Uganda Jan 20, 2017

British model and actress, Cara Delevingne joined Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation's adolescent girls campaign, this past week on a learning trip to Uganda in support of its partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. More
Sandra Lee Appointed U.S. Fund For UNICEF Special Nutrition Emissary

Sandra Lee Appointed U.S. Fund For UNICEF Special Nutrition Emissary Jan 19, 2017

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF has announced the appointment of Sandra Lee, as U.S. Fund for UNICEF Special Nutrition Emissary. More
Tyler Perry To Receive Fifth Annual People's Choice Award For Favorite Humanitarian

Tyler Perry To Receive Fifth Annual People's Choice Award For Favorite Humanitarian Jan 18, 2017

The People’s Choice Awards announced today that Tyler Perry will receive the fifth annual People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, during the live awards show from the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. More
The Elders Welcome Paris Mideast Peace Conference

The Elders Welcome Paris Mideast Peace Conference Jan 18, 2017

The Elders welcomed the latest international conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict held in Paris on 15 January 2017 at the initiative of the French Government, and commended their leadership in pushing for a viable two-state solution. More
Forest Whitaker Honored For Work In Peacebuilding, Conflict-Resolution

Forest Whitaker Honored For Work In Peacebuilding, Conflict-Resolution Jan 17, 2017

Actor and United Nations agency special envoy Forest Whitaker has been celebrated as a leader in peacebuilding and conflict-resolution, empowering young people in communities touched by violence and poverty. More
Forest Whitaker To Receive 2017 Crystal Award In Davos

Forest Whitaker To Receive 2017 Crystal Award In Davos Jan 16, 2017

Forest Whitaker, UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, will be awarded with the 2017 Crystal Award at the opening of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on 16 January 2017. More