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As the World Cup kicked off in Brazil last month, the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign announced its newest champion in the fight against malaria: American soccer player DaMarcus Beasley, who played on the U.S. men’s national soccer team at the World Cup.
The star defender committed to donating 25 insecticide-treated bed nets to families in sub-Saharan Africa for every U.S. win in the World Cup, as well as 10 nets for every tie. He also called on U.S. soccer fans to join his challenge and match donations to the campaign. Learn more.
With the eyes of the world in Brazil, the +SocialGood community brought together experts, innovators, and UN representatives to explore how global issues, sports, and social good intersect in a country that is fast emerging as one of the social media capitals of the world. Virtual panels explored how to make progress on issues including climate change and energy, global health, girls’ and women’s empowerment, eradicating poverty, and global partnerships. Watch the panel discussions
Girl Up Leadership SummitIn June, 175 girl leaders from around the world came together for the third annual Girl Up Leadership Summit. Over three days, the girls connected with one another, developed their leadership skills, and deepened their engagement with Girl Up – all with the goal of increasing their impact for girls in developing countries.
Check out highlights from the summit
Entrepreneurs Tackle Global Challenges
At the Global Accelerator event on June 10, the UN Foundation and the UN Department of Public Information brought together UN leaders and over 100 leading entrepreneurs to help find innovative solutions to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. During the event, the Foundation announced Michael Dell, Founder and CEO of Dell Inc., as its Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.