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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 9 - Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure

Inclusive and sustainable industrialization, together with innovation and infrastructure, can unleash dynamic and competitive economic forces that generate employment and income and play a key role in introducing and promoting new technologies, facilitating international trade and enabling the efficient use of resources.

 

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.

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.

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.

UNAI Quiz: SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals

The sustainable development agenda cannot succeed without partnerships with governments, civil society, scientists, academia and the private sector. These inclusive partnerships, built upon a shared vision and shared goals and values that place people at the center, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

 

UNAI Quiz: World Environment Day

We depend on our environment for the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable. For example, each year marine plants produce more than half of our atmosphere's oxygen, and a mature tree cleans our air, absorbing 22 kilos of carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in exchange. Despite all the benefits we receive from nature, we’re not always good stewards of our environmental gifts; to care for ourselves we must care for nature. World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action.

UNAI QUIZ: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life.

UNAI Quiz for SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated economic and social disparities around the world. Even though the pandemic has affected all segments of the population, the impact is particularly detrimental to members of the most vulnerable social groups including older persons, persons with disabilities, youth and indigenous people.

 

UNAI QUIZ: World Creativity and Innovation Day

Creativity and innovation, at both the individual and group levels, have become the true wealth of nations in the 21st century.  World Creativity and Innovation Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in problem solving and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Meet our Intern: Julia

Julia Gorlovetskaya describes her experience as an intern for United Nations Academic Impact and her journey developing the #Work4UN interview series.

Quiz for SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but more effort is needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many persistent and emerging health issues.

UNAI QUIZ: WORLD WATER DAY

World Water Day, celebrated on 22 March every year since 1993, draws the world’s attention to the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Led by UN Water, the coordination mechanism of the United Nations system on water and sanitation issues, the 2020 World Water Day focuses on the inextricable link between water and climate change. The theme highlights how our use of water will help reduce floods, droughts, scarcity and pollution, and will help fight climate change itself.

UNAI QUIZ: #WORK4UN

The United Nations, with offices in 193 countries and 37,000 employees, is the world’s largest universal international multilateral organization. It inspires people from around the world to join its mission of maintaining peace, advancing human rights and promoting justice, equality and development. 

UNAI Quiz: International Mother Language Day

Twenty years ago, the United Nations proclaimed 21 February as International Mother Language Day in recognition of the importance of promoting and preserving linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The day encourages UN Member States to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world and to promote unity in diversity and international understanding through multilingualism and multiculturalism.

Meet Our Intern: Jane

Jane Lee talks about her experience as an intern for United Nations Academic Impact and what motivated her to work on the Disarmament Education interview series.

UNAI Quiz - Decade of Action

This year marks the beginning of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Global Goals, adopted by all countries in 2015, are our shared vision to end poverty, safeguard the environment and build a peaceful world. With only 10 years left to achieve the Goals, there is an urgent need to step up action.

UNAI Quiz: SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. Even though the average annual growth rate of real GDP per capita worldwide is increasing year on year, there are still many countries in the developing world that are decelerating in their growth rates and moving farther from the 7% growth rate target set for 2030. As labor productivity decreases and unemployment rates rise, standards of living begin to decline due to lower wages.