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Photo credit: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 7

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the Energy Policy and Development Centre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Photo: HY William Chan
Plastic, Refugee Camps and 3D Printers

As part of Academic Impact’s START (Science and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation) series we had the chance to speak with Australian Urban Designer HY William Chan who spearheaded an initiative in Greece which combined the key issues of plastic waste, education, and refugee camps.

Students at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University participated in a round table discussion on gender equality and combating violence against women.
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University holds roundtable discussion on gender equality and combating violence against women

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held a round table discussion on the initiatives of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on gender equality and combating violence against women.

Students listen to Ms. Cora Weiss provide her insights on international peace and security.
UNAI hosts its fifth J. Michael Adams Lecture on culture of peace

On 29 November 2018, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) hosted its Fifth Annual J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation, entitled "Why 1999 Matters in 2020: A Conversation on the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference and the UN at 75.” Ms. Cora Weiss, keynote speaker for the lecture and President of the Hague Appeal for Peace, provided her insights on the past, present, and future landscape of global affairs and peace.

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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!

Xuan helps UNAI with its website in Chinese
Meet our volunteer translator: Xuan

UNAI has been working over the past few months with a number of online volunteer translators who have made a valuable contribution to broadening the multilingualism of United Nations public information by making the UNAI website more accessible to speakers of different languages. This week we feature Xuan, who helps with the UNAI website in Chinese

A wide view of the General Assembly Hall as María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd session of the General Assembly, chairs the Assembly meeting (Photo: UN Photo/Manuel Elías)
UNAI Quiz: UN Principles and Non-Member States

The United Nations is based on the principle that the Organization shall ensure that States which are not Members of the United Nations act in accordance with the principles of its founding treaty. This is the sixth of the principles stated in article 2 of the United Nations Charter. Take the UNAI Quiz about this principle!

Olga helps UNAI with its website in Russian
Meet our volunteer translator: Olga

UNAI has been working over the past few months with a number of online volunteer translators who have made a valuable contribution to broadening the multilingualism of United Nations public information by making the UNAI website more accessible to speakers of different languages. This week we feature Olga, who helps with the UNAI website in Russian

Local authorities and community members collaborate to provide relief in Dominica after a hurricane (Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas)
UNAI Quiz: Cooperation with the United Nations

The United Nations is based on the principle that all Member States should cooperate with the Organization. This is the fifth of the principles stated in article 2 of the United Nations Charter. Take the UNAI Quiz about this principle!

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