Chelsea Handler To Join Speakers At Social Good Summit 2016

Chelsea Handler To Join Speakers At Social Good Summit 2016 Jul 21, 2016

The annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists and voices from around the world, just announced the initial roster of speakers for its 2016 Summit which will take place September 18 and 19 in New York. More
Stars Attend International Rescue Committee GenR Summer Party

Stars Attend International Rescue Committee GenR Summer Party Jul 21, 2016

IRC Voice Morena Baccarin, Ben McKenzie, Patina Miller, Deborah Ayorinde, Laura Osnes and Nikki M. James were just a few of the many supporters who joined the International Rescue Committee this week for their annual GenR Summer Party at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. More
The Elders Condemn Attempted Coup In Turkey

The Elders Condemn Attempted Coup In Turkey Jul 20, 2016

The Elders condemn the attempted coup in Turkey and urge all political, military and legal forces in the country to respect the rule of law and protect democracy and human rights. More
Stevie Wonder Helps UN Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

Stevie Wonder Helps UN Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day Jul 19, 2016

As the world marked Nelson Mandela International Day, United Nations officials and UN Peace Ambassador Stevie Wonder yesterday paid tribute to the South African activist and peacemaker’s tireless efforts to end intolerance and injustice, calling on the international community to follow his guiding example in efforts to build a better world for all. More
The Elders Express Concern Over Lack Of Global Action On Climate Change

The Elders Express Concern Over Lack Of Global Action On Climate Change Jul 19, 2016

Six months after the Paris Agreement on climate change, The Elders call on global leaders to live up to their commitments and take prompt action to cut emissions, end fossil fuel subsidies and provide adequate financial support to developing countries to tackle climate change. More
Annie Lennox Speaks At Meeting On HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria

Annie Lennox Speaks At Meeting On HIV, AIDS, Tuberculosis And Malaria Jul 18, 2016

Annie Lennox OBE, the former Eurythmics star and prominent HIV/AIDS campaigner, last week told British MPs that ending a death sentence for millions of impoverished people is possible — but only with the UK’s increased commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TUBERCULOSIS AND MALARIA, an international public-private partnership set up to combat the scourge of fatal infections. More
The Elders Welcome New Moves In Africa To End Child Marriage

The Elders Welcome New Moves In Africa To End Child Marriage Jul 18, 2016

The Elders today welcomed recent moves by leaders in The Gambia, Tanzania and Uganda to end or curb child marriage, as part of the African Union’s continent-wide campaign to eradicate the harmful practice. More
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Makes Historic Grant Announcement

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Makes Historic Grant Announcement Jul 14, 2016

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announces its largest-ever portfolio of environmental grants, increasing the organization’s total direct financial giving to over $59 million since 1998. More
Mark Rylance Makes Plea To Prevent Annihilation Of Tribal Peoples

Mark Rylance Makes Plea To Prevent Annihilation Of Tribal Peoples Jul 14, 2016

Oscar winning actor Mark Rylance has made a film for Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, urging the public to help prevent the annihilation of tribal peoples around the world. More
New PSA With UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson To #ENDviolence

New PSA With UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Liam Neeson To #ENDviolence Jul 13, 2016

Yesterday at the United Nations children joined world leaders to launch a new partnership and fund to make ending violence a public priority and a collective responsibility. More
The Elders Support Efforts To Resolve Burundi Conflict

The Elders Support Efforts To Resolve Burundi Conflict Jul 11, 2016

The Elders welcome the planned resumption of the Inter-Burundian Dialogue as part of ongoing efforts to resolve the current crisis in Burundi, under East African Community facilitator Benjamin Mkapa. More
UNICEF Mexico Names Thalía As National Ambassador

UNICEF Mexico Names Thalía As National Ambassador Jul 11, 2016

UNICEF Mexico has announced the appointment of award-winning recording artist Thalía as its newest UNICEF National Ambassador. More
Sir Elton John Visits Moscow

Sir Elton John Visits Moscow Jul 7, 2016

Elton John made a heartfelt message from the stage at his concert last month in Moscow. More
The Elders Urge Leaders To Fill $2.5bn El Nino Funding Gap

The Elders Urge Leaders To Fill $2.5bn El Nino Funding Gap Jul 6, 2016

Ahead of a high level meeting at the United Nations on 19 July, The Elders have called on world leaders to fill the $2.5bn funding gap to help countries facing drought and a humanitarian crisis linked to the El Niño climate phenomenon. More
Former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos to Join The Elders

Former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos to Join The Elders Jul 5, 2016

The Elders are delighted to announce that Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile, has accepted their invitation to join the group. More
Danny Glover Hits Out At Racism

Danny Glover Hits Out At Racism Jul 4, 2016

The international community must increase its commitment to fighting Afrophobia and discrimination against people of African descent, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover has said, speaking during the International Decade for People of African Descent. More
Speakers Announced For Girl Up Leadership Summit

Speakers Announced For Girl Up Leadership Summit Jul 1, 2016

The United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign has announced the speakers for its 5th annual Girl Up Leadership Summit, the only summit that is by girls, for girls. More
Soccer Star Mix Diskerud Joins Nothing But Nets Campaign

Soccer Star Mix Diskerud Joins Nothing But Nets Campaign Jul 1, 2016

This week, the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign announced a new Champion in the fight against malaria. More
JK Rowling And Eddie Redmayne To Attend Special Screening Of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

JK Rowling And Eddie Redmayne To Attend Special Screening Of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Jun 28, 2016

Lumos Foundation USA – author JK Rowling's international non-profit children’s organization – announced today that J.K. Rowling will join Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne on stage at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 at 6:00 pm for a conversation, followed by a special advance screening of the much-anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures feature film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. More
The Elders Welcome Announcement Of Terms For Ceasefire In Colombia

The Elders Welcome Announcement Of Terms For Ceasefire In Colombia Jun 27, 2016

The Elders welcome the announcement of the agreement on the “end of conflict” in Colombia, including the terms for a bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian security forces and the FARC guerrilla, as well as the modalities for disarmament and security guarantees. More
A.C. Milan's Keisuke Honda Named United Nations Foundation Global Advocate for Youth

A.C. Milan's Keisuke Honda Named United Nations Foundation Global Advocate for Youth Jun 24, 2016

Today, the United Nations Foundation named A.C. Milan soccer player Keisuke Honda as a Global Advocate for Youth. More
Katy Perry To Be Honored At UNICEF Snowflake Ball

Katy Perry To Be Honored At UNICEF Snowflake Ball Jun 23, 2016

On November 29th, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball. More
UNICEF Announces #Maroon5Day

UNICEF Announces #Maroon5Day Jun 21, 2016

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF and multi-Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 have announced the launch of #Maroon5Day, an annual campaign to celebrate the universal messages of music and philanthropy and help raise awareness about UNICEF’s work for children around the world. More
Star-Studded Glastonbury Album Dedicated To Memory Of Jo Cox

Star-Studded Glastonbury Album Dedicated To Memory Of Jo Cox Jun 21, 2016

In the first live Glastonbury album of its kind, world-famous musicians will collaborate with the world’s best-loved festival and Oxfam to Stand As One with people forced to flee con-flict, disaster and poverty. More
Common And Gregory Porter Record Song For World Refugee Day

Common And Gregory Porter Record Song For World Refugee Day Jun 21, 2016

Released globally yesterday for World Refugee Day, Grammy award-winning singer Gregory Porter and Academy award-winning rapper and actor Common collaborated to record a song called “Running”. More
Shakira Judges Winners Of 2016 Young Lions Health Award

Shakira Judges Winners Of 2016 Young Lions Health Award Jun 20, 2016

Lions Health, the Festival and Awards that celebrate life-changing creativity in healthcare communications, and UNICEF, have announced the winner of the 2016 Young Lions Health Award. More
Joe Walsh Pledges To Fight North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law

Joe Walsh Pledges To Fight North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law Jun 16, 2016

American singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Walsh announced he will give a portion of the proceeds from two upcoming shows in North Carolina to the American Civil Liberties Union to support its lawsuit fighting the state’s anti-LGBT law. More
Divergent's Theo James Visits Refugee Camps In Greece

Divergent's Theo James Visits Refugee Camps In Greece Jun 16, 2016

This week actor Theo James travelled to Greece on his first visit with UNHCR ahead of World Refugee Day. More
Stars Stand Together #WithRefugees

Stars Stand Together #WithRefugees Jun 16, 2016

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched a major campaign that asks the world to stand together #WithRefugees. More
Anne Hathaway Named UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

Anne Hathaway Named UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Jun 15, 2016

UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of American award-winning actor Anne Hathaway as global Goodwill Ambassador. More