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20 Apr, 2017, 13:01 ET Caroline Anstey Named Chief Operations Officer of the Open Society Foundations

The Open Society Foundations today announced that Caroline Anstey, formerly of UBS Group and the World Bank, will assume the role of chief...


18 Apr, 2017, 10:20 ET Eight Million Dollar Gift Jumpstarts New Era for Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) announced today that it will receive an $8 million gift from the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a longtime...


20 Mar, 2017, 17:09 ET Open Society Foundations Announces 2017 Soros Equality Fellows

The Open Society Foundations is pleased to announce the recipients of the Soros Equality Fellowship, a new initiative to help emerging mid-career...


16 Dec, 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...


02 Dec, 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...


23 Nov, 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...


16 Nov, 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...


20 Jun, 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...


16 Feb, 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...


01 Dec, 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...


15 Oct, 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...


14 Oct, 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...


06 Jun, 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...


14 May, 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...


16 Jan, 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...


25 Nov, 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...


25 Nov, 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...


25 Nov, 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...


25 Nov, 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...


25 Nov, 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...


25 Nov, 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...


18 Nov, 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...


01 Oct, 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...


17 Jul, 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...


14 Jun, 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...