News & Press Releases

Global Impact reacts quickly to the evolving priorities of donors. Our expertise, business acumen and efficiency ensure that charitable gifts are used to address the most pressing problems facing the poorest and most disadvantaged people. For the latest information on the work we are doing to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world, see our current and archived press releases and news stories below.

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Global Impact Director, Marketing & Communications, Micaela Vivero at 703.717.5265 or email [email protected].

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, was created by the United Nations in 1981 to encourage the building of a Culture of Peace by people worldwide. On Peace Day, we strive to promote awareness and hold events and activities to facilitate the spread of peace.

This year, our theme, “Building Blocks for Peace,” ties the Sustainable Development Goals into Peace Day and all it stands for.

Voices from Nepal: A Ray of Hope

In this latest blog post from the Hilton Prize Coalition, physiotherapist Sunil Pokhrel highlights the importance of integrating rehabilitation services into disaster relief protocols. Touching on lessons from the Coalition's documentary, "On Shifting Ground," which features the work of six prize-winning organizations in Nepal before, during and after the 2015 earthquake, Sunil speaks to some of the collaborations happening on the ground today.  

Global Impact UK Launched to Provide Critical Philanthropic Services in the United Kingdom

ALEXANDRIA, VA - Aug. 23, 2016 – Global Impact, whose mission is to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people, today announced the launch of a counterpart organization in the United Kingdom—Global Impact UK. 
 

World Humanitarian Day

Today is World Humanitarian Day – this year’s theme is “One Humanity.”

WHD was created to recognize the efforts of humanitarian workers worldwide who put themselves at risk to help people and to drive others to action. The date marks the anniversary of the Aug. 19, 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq.

International Youth Day

International Youth Day
Today is International Youth Day.
 
In 1999, the UN General Assembly declared Aug. 12 as International Youth Day – a day to focus on the support and improvement of the lives of youth around the world.
 
The 2016 theme, “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production,” aims to connect this focus with achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted last fall.
 

“On Shifting Ground” Film: Community Response to the Nepal Earthquake 2015 – Webinar Screening and Discussion

How can storytelling transform the way community organizations work together? Join the Hilton Prize Coalition for a webinar screening of its short documentary, “On Shifting Ground,” featuring six prize-winning development organizations that mobilized in response to the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Stories told by staff on the ground before, during and after the earthquake offer lessons on disaster preparedness and community resiliency.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. On this day in 1982, the U.N. Working Group on Indigenous Populations met for the first time with the goal of promoting and protecting the rights of indigenous people worldwide. The observance, first recognized in 1994, strives to promote that goal.

This year, we focus on the right to education.

AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit: September 7-8, 2016 in Washington, DC

The AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit returns to the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC on September 7-8. This high-profile event gathers all actors involved with delivering aid relief and resilience programs with an aim to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes. 

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