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Dec 16, 2016, 11:03 ET Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative promotes Canada's private refugee sponsorship model

The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative met in Ottawa this week for a three-day launch event that brought together 90 participants, including...


Dec 02, 2016, 09:31 ET Patrick Gaspard, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, Appointed Vice President of the Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations announced today that Patrick H. Gaspard, the U.S. ambassador to South Africa and former senior advisor to President...


Nov 23, 2016, 08:00 ET Open Society Foundations Announce $10 Million Initiative to Confront Hate

In response to the national wave of hate incidents, the threat of forcible removal of undocumented immigrants, and the fear pervading communities...


Nov 16, 2016, 10:30 ET Open Society Foundations Announce 2016 Leadership in Government Fellows

The Open Society Foundations is pleased to announce the recipients of the Leadership in Government Fellowship, a new initiative supporting seasoned...


Jun 20, 2016, 16:01 ET Open Society Foundations Announce 2016 Soros Justice Fellows

The prison-to-school pipeline. Incarceration and the digital divide. How the child welfare system responds to parental substance use. The long...


Feb 16, 2016, 12:03 ET Five Major Foundations Announce Groundbreaking Plans to Develop Public Interest Technologists

 The NetGain partnership, a group of five major foundations working to promote the use of the Internet for social good, today committed a...


Dec 01, 2015, 10:30 ET Open Society Foundations Announces New Investments in Innovative Drug Policy

Seattle's Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program is regarded as one of the most innovative drug policy programs in the country. Launched in...


Oct 15, 2015, 08:25 ET Europese commissie moet ervoor zorgen dat EU-investeringen mensen met beperkingen niet buiten sluiten

Het gebruik van structurele fondsen door de lidstaten is mogelijk in overtreding met Europese wetgeving en het VN-verdrag voor mensen met een...


Oct 14, 2015, 14:16 ET La Commission européenne doit garantir que les investissements de l'UE n'isolent pas les personnes handicapées

L'utilisation des Fonds structurels par les États membres risque de violer la législation européenne et la convention de l'ONU sur...


Jun 06, 2014, 14:02 ET A Time for Action: Eleven Leading Philanthropies Announce Steps to Expand Opportunities for Young Men of Color

Eleven of the nation's leading philanthropies today announced a bold plan of action to maximize the potential of the private sector to improve life...


May 14, 2014, 09:00 ET Open Society Foundations Award Fellowships to 14 Visionaries Working to Reform Criminal Justice in the United States

The Open Society Foundations today awarded $1.25 million to the newest class of Soros Justice Fellows working on a range of criminal justice...


Jan 16, 2014, 08:30 ET Open Society Taps Three Sites to Spur Local Progress

Support from the Foundation Expected to Last from Three to Ten Years Buffalo, San Diego, and Puerto Rico will receive $1.9 million each over...


Nov 25, 2013, 08:20 ET Defensores del tratamiento se oponen a patente de nuevo fármaco contra la hepatitis C

 Open Society Foundations recibieron con beneplácito hoy una oposición en India respecto de la solicitud de patente de Gilead...


Nov 25, 2013, 08:09 ET Un tratamiento aboga a la objeción de patente para un nuevo fármaco contra la hepatitis C

-- La acción podría acelerar la fabricación genérica, ayudando a millones a acceder a un tratamiento de coste contenido...


Nov 25, 2013, 00:01 ET Defensores de tratamento pedem impugnação de patente de nova droga para hepatite C

 A Open Society Foundations (Fundações da Sociedade Aberta) acolheu positivamente um pedido de impugnação do requerimento...


Nov 25, 2013, 00:01 ET Des défenseurs d'un traitement contestent un brevet pour un nouveau médicament contre l'hépatite C

-- Cette démarche pourrait accélérer la fabrication de médicaments génériques et ainsi aider des millions de...


Nov 25, 2013, 00:01 ET Behandlungsbefürworter fechten Patent für neues Hepatitis C Medikament an

-- Die Aktion könnte die generische Herstellung beschleunigen und Millionen Menschen Zugang zu leistbarer Behandlung geben  Die Open...


Nov 25, 2013, 00:01 ET Treatment Advocates Challenge Patent for New Hepatitis C Drug

Action may speed generic manufacture, helping millions access affordable treatment  The Open Society Foundations today welcomed a...


Nov 18, 2013, 08:30 ET Video and Panel Explores the Drug War's Impact on Pregnant Women and Families

Consequences Include Arrests, Forced Detentions, Child Welfare Interventions, and Limited Drug Treatment Options Open Society Foundations...


Oct 01, 2013, 12:27 ET Report Examines How Young Black and Latino Males Succeed in New York City Schools

Study includes interviews with 400 high school students and 90 recent graduates The most comprehensive, qualitative report of academic...


Jul 17, 2013, 00:00 ET The Netherlands' Past Offers Lessons for Future

New Report Finds Separating Markets in Marijuana and Hard Drugs Limited Exposure to Heroin and Crack and Led to Lowest Number of Problem Drug Users...


Jun 14, 2013, 09:34 ET Open Society Foundations Launch Worldwide Fund to Support Nonprofits Navigating Leadership Transitions

To help nonprofit organizations during their first two years of new leadership, the Open Society Foundations today announced a fund designed to...


Jun 11, 2013, 11:04 ET Open Society Foundations and Echoing Green Announce 2013 Black Male Achievement Fellows

The Open Society Foundations in partnership with Echoing Green awarded the Black Male Achievement Fellowship to eleven social entrepreneurs...


Jun 10, 2013, 15:00 ET New Website Aims to Reduce Worldwide Overdose Deaths from Opioids

Drug users, their families, and friends, need to know how to use, access, and advocate for the life-saving drug naloxone, said the Open Society...


May 17, 2013, 18:56 ET Un nuevo informe sobre la política de drogas de la Organización de Estados Americanos examina una revisión de la política de drogas: el informe de más alto nivel hasta la fecha

Open Society Foundations hoy acogió con beneplácito un informe innovador sobre el control de drogas que considera posibles alternativas a...