To build a stronger relationship between the United States and the United Nations through advocacy and outreach to policy makers, the media, and the American public.
BWC is a project of the Better World Fund, which was created by Ted Turner as part of his historic $1 billion gift to the UN.�Launched in 1999, BWC calls attention to the role and value of the UN in finding shared solutions that promote peace and prosperity around the world.�Since its inception, BWC has helped build support for re-payment of $926 million in U.S. debt to the UN under the Helms-Biden agreement; assisted U.S. re-entry into the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); helped build support for the creation of the Democracy Fund, Peacebuilding Commission, Ethics Office, and Human Rights Council; and spurred improvements in UN management.
Outstanding Web Features:
The Better World Campaign Web site features videos about UN peacekeeping activities and a forum devoted to public discussions of current events, including On Day One. Visitors to the site can also take action by signing online petitions that address key issues sent to Congress and the United Nations; send e-cardstelling friends about BWC; and download BWC banners that can be added to their personal blogs, Web pages, or social networking profiles.