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

he country - including young people, faith leaders, and local activists - in the work of the UN. The Foundation has hosted more than 20,000 events, including debates and town halls where people have come together to discuss issues such as nuclear disarmament, the Millennium Development Goals, and climate change. Most recently, in more than a dozen cities, the Foundation has hosted educational "boot camps" where young children can learn about malaria and ways that they can make a difference in the lives of women and children in Africa.

The UN Foundation is proud to partner with the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service on United We Serve. The Foundation encourages everyone to join the First Family, Ambassador Rice and the UN Foundation in this important initiative to mobilize millions to make change in their local community and their world. For information about United We Serve please visit www.serve.gov.

About the United Nations Foundation
The UN Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. It builds partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources and advocate policy changes to support the UN's work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation's work is focused on decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org.

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