Bill McCarthy - Founder &
Bill McCarthy has a 45 year history of
producing special events for humanitarian and activist causes. He
has produced major events in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New
York City that have drawn audiences as large as 300,000 people.
Bill's events have featured many of the most prominent people
in the movie, television, and music industries.
He has a long history of producing special events to support
the United Nations beginning in 1984 with "A UN Day Celebration"
in Los Angeles, as well as UN Charter Day Celebrations in San
Francisco, and Celebrations of the UN International Day of Peace.
Bill is the Founder and President of Unity
Foundation, a non-profit organization with a 40 year history
of promoting peace, cooperation and unity throughout the world.
In 1998, he created the "Positive Spin" television
program, that presents positive, innovative and solution oriented
news from around the world. The program airs nationally in the
United States on the country's two largest satellite networks
- DISH Network and DirecTV reaching 37 million homes each month.
In 2009, Bill co-founded with Laurien Towers the Peace Day Global
Broadcast Celebrating the UN International Day of Peace. The
broadcasts promote the vitally important work of the United Nations,
it's humanitarian agencies and organizations working for peace,
the environment, human rights, and social and economic justice.
Each year special focus is given to promoting the UN Millennium
Development Goals. The Peace Day Global Broadcast streams live
from the United Nations website 365 days each year, as well as
on more than 2,000 websites and Facebook pages. In addition
Bill has produced public service announcements for the United
Nations and a series of 5 television documentaries on the
UN including the official documentary of the 60th Anniversary
of the Founding of the United nations in San Francisco - "UN60:
A Time For Renewal". Bill is presently producing a television
documentary on the United Nations entitled "The UN at 70
Bill McCarthy is the former co-president
of the United Nations Association Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter
and the communications chair for the United Nations Association
Northern California Division. He has also served as president
of Citizens for a United Nations Peoples Assembly, and as a Member
of the Board of Directors for The Alliance of Gays and Lesbians
in the Entertainment Industry. In addition, Bill served as co-chair
of the San Francisco Bay Area Coordinating Committee for the
Celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration
of Human Rights.