The Foundation collaborates with the United Nations to foster innovative partnerships, campaigns and initiatives to secure better and healthier lives for people across the globe by focusing on the areas below:
Women, Girls and Population
Energy and Climate
Advocacy, Communication and other development-related issues
The United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) was established in 1998 to serve as the interface between the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations system.
The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) was founded in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner to channel a historic $1 billion gift to support United Nations causes and activities. The UN Foundation, a public US charity, has served as a vanguard for partnerships between the United Nations and the private sector that has inspired others.
As at 31 December 2015, the cumulative allocations approved by the UN Foundation for UNFIP projects for implementation by UN partners reached approximately $1.4 billion. Since its inception, 592 projects have been implemented or are under implementation by 43 United Nations entities in 124 countries. During 2016, the Foundation disbursed funding in the amount of $37.08 million, focusing on polio eradication, malaria, HIV/AIDS and measles prevention, humanitarian relief, disease surveillance, reproductive healthcare, girls empowerment, sustainable energy development and protection of the environment, and other issues.