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Causes: AIDS, Animals, Health, Health Support, International, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: The united nations foundation was created in 1998 to support united nations (un) causes and activities. We are an advocate for the un and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the un solve global problems. We aim to achieve these objectives through: 1) programs and activities of the un or in which the un is participating; 2) activities which support and increase public awareness of the goals and objectives of the un; 3) grants and distributions in support of un programs; and 4) advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fundraising. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we seek to make it easy for corporations, non-governmental organizations, and individuals to engage in the work of the un.

Programs: Children's health: the un foundation's children's health program assists the un in its efforts to ensure that all children have the means and the opportunity to develop to their full potential. The un foundation's major priorities are decreasing childhood mortality through community-based programs and utilizing public-private partnerships to strengthen the public health infrastructure to control infectious diseases such as polio, measles and malaria. Together with key un agencies such as the world health organization, unicef and private sector partners such as rotary international, nba cares and the people of the united methodist church, the un foundation has helped establish the measles initiative, nothing but nets and the rotary-polio buy down initiative. The un foundation's malaria partnership works to prevent malaria deaths in africa.

climate change, energy & sustainable development: the un foundation's climate and energy program works with the united nations to help lead the world's transition toward a climate-friendly energy economy. It serves as a nonpartisan forum, and convenes coalitions of leading thinkers and actors to seize opportunities and address challenges posed by this transformation. The un foundation's sustainable development efforts are undertaken in close collaboration with the un educational, scientific, and cultural organization (unesco) world heritage centre. The un foundation's efforts are aimed at supporting and promoting the management and conservation of natural world heritage sites and promotion of sustainable tourism practices.

women and population: the un foundation's women and population program works with the united nations (un) and civil society to support achievement of "universal access to reproductive health services and supplies by 2015" -- the central goal established at the un international conference on population and development (icpd), adopted in 1994. To advance this goal, the un foundation's women and population program is involved in: supporting and strengthening un agencies; advancing the educational, economic and social services and opportunities available to adolescent girls; ensuring availability of reproductive health supplies; and advocating for empirically-based strategies that address the challenges posed by degraphic change and insufficient availability of reproductive health and rights around the world.

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Compensation Compensation from affiliates $71,838
$377,147 Timothy E. Wirth President Doesn't this seem like too much compensation for a non-profit? There doesn't seem to be an awful lot of fund raising going on, as Ted Turner donated one billion to start the charity. His yearly gross is well over $454,000. Guess that's chump change in the world of billionaires.