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IFAD Remittances, the money migrant workers send home to their families, provide crucial financial support for millions of people in developing countries. File
A mother and her newborn baby at the Maternal and Child Health Training Institute for medically needy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. UN Photo/Kibae Park
New guidelines on global care standards during childbirth issued by UN health agency

“We want women to give birth in a safe environment with skilled birth attendants in well-equipped facilities.

UNESCO and Global Citizenship Education

One of the indicators of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, is the extent to which global citizenship education has been mainstreamed at all levels in national education policies, curricula, teacher education and student assessment. In this second part of a two-part series on global citizenship education, the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) spoke with Lily Gray of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Liaison Office at United Nations Headquarters in New York on UNESCO work in global citizenship education and its relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

A school in Taizz city badly damaged as a result of the fighting. Photo: UNICEF/Basha
Civilians in war-torn Yemen ‘under fire on all sides’ – UN rights chief

The situation in Taizz governorate—located in south-west Yemen—is of particular concern.

“Civilians are under fire on all sides, as Houthi and affiliated forces carry out sniper attacks and indiscriminate shelling, and the Saudi-led Coalition continues to conduct airstrikes,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said in a news release Monday.


ASPIRE students at the International Peace Light Ceremony, East Stroudsburg.Photo: Mahdi Bouchekouk
Enlightening the Next Generation with Peace

"We do not see the expression in young people of the forms of xenophobia, or intolerance, or racism that are unfortunately now prevailing in many of our societies. We see young people reacting to this with new forms of interaction and solidarity […]." -United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres

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.

United Nations Academic Impact member Amity University
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.


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