United Nations Foundation

Education, Environment, Health and Well-Being, Innovation, Law and Justice, Violence Against Women, Economic Opportunity
United Nations Foundation

Geography: Global

Founded: 1998

Address:

1800 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation links the UN’s work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle pressing global issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations. We help the UN take its best work and ideas to scale—through advocacy, partnerships, community-building, and fundraising.

We believe that addressing the needs and rights of women and girls across the globe is essential to alleviating poverty, achieving social justice, and accelerating progress on all of our global development goals. Empowering women and girls with educational and economic opportunities and securing their health and human rights is one of the best investments we can make for families, communities, and the world. We work with the UN and our NGO, corporate and government partners to promote gender equality; advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (including family planning); advocate for increased resources and funding for programs and activities benefitting adolescent girls; eliminate gender-based violence; combat climate change; and improve maternal health care using integrated health systems and mobile technology. When progress is made in improving the rights of women and girls, our world thrives.

Campaigns and Initiatives

  • Every Woman Every Child
  • GirlUp