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#Work4UN Series

The #Work4UN series has been designed to help you understand the UN, its structure, and some of the most common avenues available to join the organization.

From Many Languages One World to UN Volunteer: Bahati Ernestine

Bahati Ernestine was a winner of the contest in the English language group in 2016. She is a refugee from Rwanda living in Kenya, also a UN Volunteer with UNHCR in Nairobi and a nurse working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to find out how the MLOW experience helped Bahati take the first steps in becoming an advocate for the inclusion, integration and education for refugees.

We Are Indigenous: Shattering the Glass Ceiling for Indigenous Women

Indigenous activists Chandra Kalindi Roy-Henriksen, Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Mirian Masaquiza Jerez and Mai Thin Yu Mon spoke to United Nations Academic Impact about the role of Indigenous women in elevating the voices of marginalized women and girls and breaking barriers to help them achieve their dreams.

Students are trained on techniques to verify content and respond rapidly to human rights crises (Photo: University of Essex)
Harnessing the Power of the Internet to Support Human Rights

The University of Essex, a UNAI member institution in the United Kingdom, launched the university’s Digital Verification Unit (DVU) to strengthen the use of emerging technologies in human rights investigations and prosecutions.

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Dari Dambaeva describes her experience working as an intern for United Nations Academic Impact in the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic:
Meet our Intern: Dari

Dari Dambaeva shares her journey as an intern for the United Nations Academic Impact, and the experience in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A woman poses in front of a graffiti representing the sun on the occasion of the observance of the World Mental Health Day. UN/M. Perret
UNAI Quiz: World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall aim of raising awareness of mental health issues around the globe and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

UNAI Quiz: SDG 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Sustainable Development Goal 16 focuses on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. People everywhere need to be free of fear from all forms of violence and feel safe as they go about their lives whatever their ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation.

UNAI Quiz: 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time when the world is experiencing dramatic changes and complex challenges, from the climate crisis to risks arising from new technologies, and most recently, the worst global health emergency of our time – COVID-19.

Staff of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund working on a monitoring and evaluation project in Mafa, Nigeria. Photo credit: UNOCHA
UNAI Quiz: World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is celebrated every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

UNAI Quiz: SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. Economic and social progress over the last century have been accompanied by environmental degradation that is endangering the very systems on which our future development and our very survival depend.

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