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The United Nations Foundation Joins White House Initiative to Encourage Public Service
Date:6/23/2009

The UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign will host a DC event on June 23rd

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- This week and throughout the summer, millions of people across the country will respond to the call to service made by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama through a new initiative launched today titled United We Serve. The United Nations Foundation is proud to join the initiative with a service project with a global twist on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Washington DC's First Lady Michelle Fenty, the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets Campaign, and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater DC will host a day of activities in Washington, DC to educate young people about malaria and mobilize them to protect children and families living in refugee camps in Africa.

The UN Foundation also pointed to the service project of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, who taught middle and high school students at the Harlem Children's Zone about the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the work of key UN agencies such as UNICEF to help provide relief and emergency supplies. She and other leading officials of the Obama Administration participated in service projects in cities all over America.

"By including the UN and global issues in this summer's activities, the Administration is demonstrating that international engagement - big or small - can bring about common understanding about our biggest, most challenging programs around the world," said Kathy Calvin, COO and Executive Vice President, UN Foundation.

For more than a decade, the UN Foundation has engaged communities around t
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