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Portrait of Pardhi tribal community members, Maharashtra, India (Photo credit: UNICEF/Sri Kolari)
9.7 billion on Earth by 2050, but growth rate slowing, says new UN population report

By the year 2050, there will be some 9.7 billion people living on Earth, says a UN population report released on Monday. However, the overall growth rate will continue to fall, and more countries will have to adapt to the consequences of an ageing population.

The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference
The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

The 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference will take place from 26-28 August 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) under the theme Building Inclusive and Sustainable Communities.

Michele Nevarez led an interactive segment (Photo Credit: La Neice Collins)
Panel of Experts Discuss Using Emotional Intelligence to Achieve the SDGS

On Friday, 17 May United Nations Academic Impact hosted a conference entitled “Unlocking Your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs” in which experts in the fields of emotional intelligence, mindfulness and nonviolent communication explained how these tools could help achieve a more peaceful and prosperous world.

JCI and SDSN Youth launch joint program to empower the next generation of SDG innovators

We are excited to share an extraordinary opportunity for young innovators. Junior Chamber International (JCI) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth  (SDSN Youth) are partnering to offer young people the recognition, tools, training and resources needed to scale their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)-focused projects.

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UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe A view of the Middelgruden offshore wind farm. The wind farm was developed off the Danish coast in 2000 and consists of 20 turbines.
UNAI QUIZ: SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Working towards this goal is especially important as it interlinks with other Sustainable Development Goals.

Rohingya refugees cross the border from Myanmar near Anzuman Para village. Bangladesh, in October 2017.  © UNHCR/Roger Arnold
UNAI Quiz: World Refugee Day

20 June is World Refugee Day, a day to recognize the strength, courage, and resilience of refugees. Every minute 20 people are forced to leave everything behind to escape persecution, conflict, violence and human rights abuses. Forcibly displaced persons include refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons and returnees who are former refugees.

A child washes himself in Kallyanpur, a slum in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. As of 2006 figures, 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, while 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. Photo credit: Kibae Park.
UNAI QUIZ: SDG 6 - CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is enough fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure millions of people, including children, die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

A little girl speaks to the ocean. Finalist of the World Oceans Day Photo Competition 2017 / Dragos Dumitrescu, Romania.
UNAI QUIZ: World Oceans Day

8 June is World Oceans Day and an opportunity to remind everyone of the major role oceans play in everyday life.

They are the lungs of our planet, providing 70% of the oxygen we breathe, they hold 97% of the planet’s water and contribute to poverty eradication by creating sustainable livelihoods, providing decent work and global food security, oceans are the primary regulator of global climate, and they host huge reservoirs of biodiversity.

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Meet Our Intern: Matthew

"Each day at the UN I learned something new and was surrounded by compassionate people who strive to make the world a better place," Matthew Pampin describes his experience as an intern for United Nations Academic Impact in the Department of Global Communications.

Peacekeepers walk with local children in Dili. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
UNAI QUIZ: International Day of UN Peacekeepers

UN peacekeeping is a flexible, evolving instrument that brings together political, security and technical tools at its disposal to assist countries in making the difficult transition from conflict to peace. Peacekeeping is truly a global partnership and Member States reflect strong global confidence in the value of the UN’s flagship enterprise. Peacekeeping has also proven to be a solid investment in global peace, security, and prosperity.

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