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Soukaina (left) and Mouna work in the marketing department at Label Vie's corporate headquarters in Rabat. Photo: Arne Hoel / World Bank
World Youth Skills Day: Want young people to succeed in life and work? Lead with entrepreneurial skills and mindset

As a leading entrepreneurship education youth organization working in under-resourced communities, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), believes that through developing an original business idea, based on a project-based learning model and lean startup practices, young people can activate the entrepreneurial mindset.

Dr. David Bray speaking at the UNAI Charter Day lecture (Photo Credit: La Neice Collins)
UNAI Charter Day Lecture: Technology, Data and the Future of the UN

On 26 June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter, United Nations Academic Impact invited Dr. David A. Bray, Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet Coalition, to deliver the keynote address examining the impact of technology on the work of the UN that was not envisaged when the Charter was signed in 1946, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the next 25 years of the UN’s work.

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Global response to poverty and environmental goals 'not ambitious enough’

The global response to realizing poverty and environmental goals agreed by world leaders in 2015 has not been “ambitious enough” according to the UN Secretary-General.

Ariel University has hosted Earth Day activities to include a recycling center that gave out spice plants as a gift.
"GoGreen Week" raises awareness of sustainability issues at NYU Shanghai and allied universities

“GoGreen Week”, an initiative started by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution New York University Shanghai four years ago, continues to grow and spread, with events taking place on each of the three degree granting NYU campuses as well as two universities based in Israel, Ariel university and Afeka university.


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Meet our Intern: Fernando

Fernando Restoy Rodriguez describes his experience as an intern for United Nations Academic Impact in the Department of Global Communications.

Photo credit: A student from a World bank supported Higher Education Project does arc welding, Afghanistan, © Sofie Tesson / TAIMANI FILMS / WORLD BANK
UNAI Quiz: World Youth Skills Day

15 July is World Youth Skills Day, a day to encourage youth to celebrate the value of acquiring skills like building, making, and creating as a way to achieve personal success and fulfillment!

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality jobs, greater labour market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

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.

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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