Angelina Jolie Calls For Peace While Visiting Refugees

Angelina Jolie Calls For Peace While Visiting Refugees Jan 29, 2018

Angelina Jolie has met with Syrian refugees at Jordan’s Zaatari camp, and has called on world powers to end the war that has been raging for eight years. More
Anish Kapoor Pledges $1m Genesis Prize To Refugee Causes

Anish Kapoor Pledges $1m Genesis Prize To Refugee Causes Jan 22, 2018

The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) and 2017 Genesis Prize Laureate and world-renowned artist and human rights activist Anish Kapoor today announced grants to five prominent NGOs engaged in alleviating the global refugee crisis. More
Chris Cornell's Family Creates Video PSA To Keep The Promise

Chris Cornell's Family Creates Video PSA To Keep The Promise Jan 17, 2018

Chris Cornell’s family has released a new PSA video vowing to continue raising awareness for the human rights causes their father was dedicated to set to the backdrop of his current Best Rock Performance GRAMMY-nominated song, “The Promise.” More
New Scholarship Endowment At UCLA Law Will Honor Soundgarden Leader Chris Cornell

New Scholarship Endowment At UCLA Law Will Honor Soundgarden Leader Chris Cornell Jan 8, 2018

A coalition led by Vicky Cornell, the wife of the late Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell, has created an endowed fund of more than $1 million to support student scholarships at UCLA School of Law. More
eBay Partners With Feeding America To Celebrate #GivingTuesday And Fight Hunger

eBay Partners With Feeding America To Celebrate #GivingTuesday And Fight Hunger Nov 23, 2017

Imagine the power of millions of people coming together to impact the world for good this holiday season. As part of its Giving Tuesday campaign, and ongoing commitment to make a meaningful difference through commerce, eBay today announced its fourth annual #GivingTuesday campaign, supporting Feeding America in its fight to end hunger. More
Kristin Davis Calls For Urgent Action For Rohingya Refugee Children

Kristin Davis Calls For Urgent Action For Rohingya Refugee Children Nov 21, 2017

Marking the United Nations Universal Children’s Day yesterday, 20th November 2017, the internationally acclaimed actress and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, Kristin Davis, is calling for global attention and funding to provide more life-saving aid for Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh. More
Michael Bloomberg Honored At Star-Studded International Rescue Committee Dinner

Michael Bloomberg Honored At Star-Studded International Rescue Committee Dinner Nov 7, 2017

On November 2, The International Rescue Committee held its annual Rescue Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown honoring Michael Bloomberg and actress Liv Ullmann for their contributions in support of refugees and their tireless work to uphold liberty, individual freedom and dignity. More
Michael Bloomberg To Be Honored At International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner

Michael Bloomberg To Be Honored At International Rescue Committee Freedom Award Dinner Oct 30, 2017

The International Rescue Committee's Freedom Award Dinner supports the organization’s lifesaving humanitarian aid work around the world. More
George Clooney Donates $1 Million to Counter War Crimes and Corruption in Africa

George Clooney Donates $1 Million to Counter War Crimes and Corruption in Africa Oct 25, 2017

Today George Clooney, through the Clooney Foundation for Justice, gave a $1 million gift to The Sentry to kick off its “Making War Criminals Pay” fundraising campaign. More
Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Sherry Lansing Award at Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast

Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Sherry Lansing Award at Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast Oct 16, 2017

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and distinguished film producer-executive Amy Pascal will be honored at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment breakfast, it was announced today. More
Social Good Summit Kicks Off UN General Assembly

Social Good Summit Kicks Off UN General Assembly Sep 14, 2017

The Social Good Summit, a unique gathering of world leaders, global activists and influencers in the arts, technology and entertainment, will once again kick off the United Nations General Assembly with a symposium of globally-recognized speakers discussing innovations in media and technology to make the world a better place by 2030. More
Grammy Winners Join Tour To Raise Money For Refugee Education

Grammy Winners Join Tour To Raise Money For Refugee Education Sep 12, 2017

Produced by Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA), in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees is raising awareness and money to support expanded educational opportunities for displaced people through JRS’s Global Education Initiative. More
Joan Baez And Steve Earle Join Stars For 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees Tour

Joan Baez And Steve Earle Join Stars For 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts For Refugees Tour Aug 21, 2017

JRS/USA is thrilled to announce its 2017 Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees Tour. More
2017 So The World May Hear Gala Sees Record Attendance

2017 So The World May Hear Gala Sees Record Attendance Aug 4, 2017

Celebrities, philanthropists and leaders from across the globe gathered in St. Paul on Sunday, July 16, to celebrate the 17th Annual Starkey Hearing Foundation So the World May Hear Awards Gala. More
Nia Long To Fight Malaria in Tanzania With Nothing But Nets

Nia Long To Fight Malaria in Tanzania With Nothing But Nets Jul 21, 2017

In a few weeks, actress Nia Long and her son Massai Dorsey Jr. will travel to Tanzania to support the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign in its global fight against malaria. More
Celebrities Join Group Of Humanitarian Organizations To Fight Famine

Celebrities Join Group Of Humanitarian Organizations To Fight Famine Jul 21, 2017

For the first time, eight of the leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined forces to urge the American public to donate to the new Hunger Relief Fund in response to looming famines and persistent hunger threatening millions of people in South Sudan, Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia and neighboring countries. More
Robin Wright To Headline Premier Tech Gathering For Social Good

Robin Wright To Headline Premier Tech Gathering For Social Good Jul 17, 2017

Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, today announced that Robin Wright will join the lineup for bbcon 2017, the leading tech conference exclusively for the social good community, being held in Baltimore, October 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center. More
Kristin Davis To Introduce An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power At Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival

Kristin Davis To Introduce An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power At Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Jul 14, 2017

KCETLink Media Group, the national independent broadcast and digital media network, has announced that its two services, KCET public television in Los Angeles and independent satellite network Link TV nationwide, will launch the EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL in Los Angeles on July 27 with a private opening night reception and screening of the upcoming much-buzzed about Al Gore documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” from Paramount Pictures and Participant Media. More
International Rescue Committee, YouTube And YouTube Stars Team Up On World Refugee Day

International Rescue Committee, YouTube And YouTube Stars Team Up On World Refugee Day Jun 21, 2017

According to the latest figures, more than 65.6 million people last year were forced to flee their homes because of crisis and disaster. This World Refugee Day, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and YouTube’s Creators for Change program have joined seven YouTube stars to help raise awareness of refugee stories through a series of new YouTube videos. More
Angelina Jolie Appeals For Child Refugees In Nairobi

Angelina Jolie Appeals For Child Refugees In Nairobi Jun 20, 2017

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. More
FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR Launch Campaign In Support Of Refugee Children

FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR Launch Campaign In Support Of Refugee Children Jun 14, 2017

The FC Barcelona Foundation and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have announced a major joint campaign to rally support for refugee children. More
UNHCR Renews Yao Chen's Tenure As Goodwill Ambassador

UNHCR Renews Yao Chen's Tenure As Goodwill Ambassador Jun 12, 2017

In a nod to her untiring support for refugees, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today renewed Chinese actress Yao Chen's tenure as UNHCR's Goodwill Ambassador for an additional two years. More
Winner Of $1.1 Million Aurora Prize For Awakening Humanity Announced

Winner Of $1.1 Million Aurora Prize For Awakening Humanity Announced May 30, 2017

The $1.1 Million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded this week to Dr. Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York who has saved thousands of lives as the sole doctor permanently based in Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba Mountains. More
Yusra Mardini Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Yusra Mardini Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Apr 27, 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador. More
Kristin Davis Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Kristin Davis Appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Apr 6, 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kristin Davis as its Goodwill Ambassador. More
Angelina Jolie Speaks At Sergio Vieira de Mello Annual Lecture

Angelina Jolie Speaks At Sergio Vieira de Mello Annual Lecture Mar 16, 2017

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie yesterday delivered a lecture for the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation, which honors the memory and work of the UNHCR staff member and diplomat, who was killed in Iraq in 2003 when the United Nations office in Baghdad was bombed by terrorists. More
Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Renews UNHCR Contract

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Renews UNHCR Contract Mar 15, 2017

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today reaffirmed her commitment to refugees worldwide telling staff at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: “I am with you for life.” More
Mandy Patinkin Urges Leaders Across Europe And The US To Expand Legal Routes For Refugees

Mandy Patinkin Urges Leaders Across Europe And The US To Expand Legal Routes For Refugees Mar 15, 2017

International Rescue Committee ambassador and actor, Mandy Patinkin, urged leaders across Europe and the United States to expand legal routes for refugees caught in limbo, at the end of a 5-day visit to Greece, Serbia and Germany to bear witness to the refugee crisis in Europe. More
International Rescue Committee To Honor Jencarlos Canela At Refugio Gala

International Rescue Committee To Honor Jencarlos Canela At Refugio Gala Mar 14, 2017

The International Rescue Committee will host the 2017 Refugio Gala in Miami this week. More
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