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The 2018 World Economic Situation and Prospects report published

13 December 2017 - The 2018 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report was presented on 11 December 2017 by Liu Zhenmin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, at a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The report outlines prospects for the global economy in the upcoming years. The report focuses on the ways in which a fairer globalization can be achieved through public policies.

Open Challenge “Students Seeking Solutions: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation”

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), the American Association of University Women, the United Nations Environment Programme and UNAI member institution Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States) announce the “Students Seeking Solutions: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation” Challenge.

Children in a school in New Delhi, India, are watching mobile phones. UNICEF Picture / Ashutosh Sharma
Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF

11 December 2017 UNICEF released Monday its annual flagship report, the State of the World's Children. This year's report focuses on children in the digital age. UNICEF pointed out that digital technologies can be key to changing the fate of vulnerable children, providing them with new opportunities for learning, socializing and expressing their opinions, yet millions of children are being abandoned by an increasingly connected world. 

A view of the high Norwegian Arctic while aboard the Research Vessel Lance (July 2015). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
UN designates 2021-2030 ‘Decade of Ocean Science’

On the 6th of December 2017 the United Nations designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.

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Smiles all around. Participants in the 10th edition of the UN Geneva Seminar Series, 12 and 13 October, Palais des Nations. UN Credit: Sophie Timmermann
Disasters-SDGs-Undersea tsunami research: an exciting seminar

In the middle of the Indian Ocean, the famous French scientific research ship Marion Dufresne. Aboard the vessel, Professor Satish Singh, geophysicist and head of the "Mirage II Expedition", video-linked to the Palais des Nations, where more than 120 university students drink in his words and conjure the pictures of the explorers and researchers, under the sea, learning how tsunamis are created and looking for ways to detect them better and faster.

Volunteers with UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa and UNV Executive Coordinator, Olivier Adam at the World Conference Center in Bonn today. Photo: UNV
COP 23 training motivates, inspires and informs more than 600 volunteers

More than 600 volunteers are trained today for the UN Climate Change Conference COP 23 held in Bonn from 6 through 17 November.

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A meaningful and purposeful gift to humanity

After the cessation of the disastrous Second World War in 1945, the people of this Earth were blessed with the coming into existence of the United Nations. The birth of the United Nations heralded an era of peace and safety for many nations that were threatened by powerful and expansionist neighbours.

Wenzhou Medical University debuts as a UNAI member

On 5 May 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the United Nations Academic Impact welcomed one of its newest members—Wenzhou Medical University (WMU)—as it took part in a discussion on China’s medical care and medical education. The United Nations Chinese Language Programme organized the discussion.

Giving Youth a Voice

“What year will it be when your children will be the same age as you today?” asked Jacques Attali, Founder and President of “Positive Planet”. Though we face many difficulties, the positivity of youth brings a brighter vision for our future—as envisioned by this question from the  keynote address at the Seventh International Forum of NGOs on “Youth and their Social Impact”, organized by UNESCO and the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee in partnership with the Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK), and held on 3-4 May 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Unlearning Intolerance: National and International Perspectives in Global Citizenship Education

The panel discussion entitled "Unlearning intolerance: national and international perspectives in global citizenship education", organized by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the Boston Global Forum on Global Citizenship Education, was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

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