Better World Fund

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The Better World Fund /United Nations Foundation "was created in 1998 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner. The Better World Fund builds and implements public-private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach.

"The Better World Fund coordinates several domestic advocacy and partnership efforts. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we seek to make it easy for corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals to engage in the work of the United Nations." [1]


Accessed March 2009: [2]

  • R. E. Turner, Chairman of the Board (U.S.A.) - Chairman, Turner Enterprises
  • Timothy E. Wirth (U.S.A.) - President, United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund
  • Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah (Jordan) - Chair, Jordan River Foundation
  • Kofi Annan (Ghana) - Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, 2001 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway) - Director-General Emeritus, World Health Organization
  • Fernando Henrique Cardoso (Brazil) - President, Instituto Fernando Henrique Cardoso
  • Graça Machel (Mozambique) - Chair, Foundation for Community Development
  • Yuan Ming (China) - Director, Institute of International Relations, Peking University
  • N. R. Narayana Murthy (India) - Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies Limited
  • Hisashi Owada (Japan) - Judge, International Court of Justice
  • Emma Rothschild, Executive Committee Chair (U. K.) - Director of the Centre for History and Economics - King's College, University of Cambridge
  • Nafis Sadik (Pakistan) - Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General
  • Andrew Young (U.S.A.) - Chairman, Good Works International
  • Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) - Founder, Grameen Bank of Bangladesh



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  1. About, Better World Fund, accessed April 4, 2009.
  2. About, Better World Fund, accessed April 4, 2009.