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Young Women Must Continue to Fight for ‘Seats at the Table’

A recent high-level event on women in power examined the obstacles that hinder women’s participation and leadership, particularly in positions of power in politics, business and community advocacy.

A child plays in the waters of the Niger river (Photo credit: Marco Dormino)
On the International Day of Happiness UNAI Wants to Know What Happiness Means to You!

To commemorate the International Day of Happiness, UNAI spoke to visitors to UNHQ in New York from all over the world to find out what makes them happy. Check out this video and let us know what happiness means to you in the comments!

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Southern Illinois University uses fun, hands-on activities to teach students about the SDGs

Making planet Earth more sustainable is possible, as an interactive community event at Southern Illinois University Carbondale demonstrated.

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"The easiest way to help students appreciate biodiversity is from the perspective of the kitchen", says Professor Reid at the Culinary Institute of America

Taylor Reid, Assistant Professor of Applied Food Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, wrote about the latest report titled "The State of the World´s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture" by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.


Residents of the National Tapajos Forest gather branches and leaves of palm trees to build a house.
International Day of Forests Quiz

Forests cover one third of the Earth's land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Around 1.6 billion people - including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures - depend on forests for their livelihoods, medicines, fuel, food and shelter.

Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.

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UN Photo/Mark Garten Beneficiaries of the Grameen Bank project for poverty eradication display their weaved baskets at the market.

While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day, and there are millions more who make little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many countries within Eastern and Southeastern Asia, but up to 42 per cent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.

Women in science
UNAI QUIZ: International Women’s Day 8 March

International Women’s Day is 8 March!   The day is an opportunity to reflect on progress made, advocate for change and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

COP 24 meeting on climate change
UNAI Quiz: COP24 and Climate Change

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) is underway! From 2-14 December 2018, countries are gathering in Katowice, Poland to finalize the Paris Agreement Work Programme, a plan to unlock concrete and ambitious climate action. Test your knowledge about COP24 - the United Nations Climate Change Conference with the UNAI Quiz!

The Security Council Chamber from the vantage point of the President of the Council (Photo: UN Photo / Rick Bajornas)
UNAI Quiz: Non-intervention

The United Nations is based on the principle that the Organization shall not intervene in domestic matters of any State. This is the seventh and last principle contained in article 2 of the United Nations Charter. Take the UNAI Quiz about this principle!


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