The United Nations Foundation was launched in 1998 with a $1 billion gift from Ted Turner to support the United Nations' causes. The creation of the Foundation was intended to encourage other donors to also support the UN in its activities. The main issue areas that the Foundation addresses are child health, climate change and energy, sustainable development, technology, women, girls, and population, and supporting the United Nations. Some of the biggest global campaigns that the UN Foundation has been involved in include Nothing But Nets, the Measles & Rubella Initiative, the Clean Cooking Alliance, Girl Up, Shot@Life, the Digital Impact Alliance, and the Better World Campaign, among others.
United Nations Foundation's original purpose was to build support for United Nations causes and to make sure that the United States honors its commitments to the United Nations.
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