Philanthropy.com: Trillions of Dollars on the Line as U.N. Weighs New Goals

24 Apr

On Thursday, the U.N. Foundation announced a $5 million effort to train journalists and expand reporting on global development issues through 2015. Supporters include the Jynwel and the Thomson Reuters foundations. As part of the effort, 30 news organizations around the world will receive grants of up to $100,000 to bolster coverage. Read more on…

               

Chronicle of Philanthropy: “$25 Million Gift Restarts U.N. News Agency As Nonprofit”

08 Dec

Hong Kong investor Jho Low’s family foundation has committed $25 million to save the United Nations’ financially ailing news service, which will become a nonprofit journalism venture, reports The New York Times. Integrated Regional Information Networks has operated for nearly 20 years under the aegis of the U.N. office that coordinates humanitarian aid, reporting on…

                 

New York Times: “Ailing U.N. News Service Gets $25 Million”

08 Dec

Media enterprises have not figured on the list of billion-dollar deals backed by the Hong Kong-based investor Jho Low in recent years, but his family’s charitable foundation is putting up $25 million to save an ailing United Nations-owned news service that is in the business, he says, of saving lives. Read more at NYTimes.com.

               

Reuters: “UN Spins Off Humanitarian News Service After $25 MLN Investment”

21 Nov

The United Nations will spin off its humanitarian news service IRIN as an independent Swiss-based foundation after getting a $25 million 15-year investment from a Hong Kong-based philanthropist. Jho Low, director of Jynwel Charitable Foundation which made the $25 million donation, said the aim was to scale up coverage in the most under-reported areas of…

         

World Environment Day – How Will You Make an Impact?

06 Jun

Last week marked World Environment Day — the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Celebrated across more than 100 countries, this truly global platform has been inspiring people around the world to do something positive for the environment. When we all work together, the collective impact that we…