Events

Partnerships with academia to foster SDGs implementation featured during HLPF side event

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) partner Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) co-hosted a side event held on 16 July 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York on the margins of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

Peace is … Coexistence

The seventh event of the “Peace is…” series hosted by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations took place last Month in the lobby of the General Assembly Building at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event, entitled “Peace is… coexistence”, was organized in support of the third Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Connections between educational institutions and the SDGs discussed with civil society

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) recently had an opportunity to present to the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY (NGOCSD-NY) its work with academic institutions in promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

University students find solutions to achieve SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

With the collaboration of the Lehigh University, the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) co-organized the Students Seeking Solutions Conference: SDG 6 Challenge that recently took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

On Chinese Language Day: Education in China and the SDGs

A panel discussion on “Education in China and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 20 April 2018 with the participation of Chinese scholars as well as representatives of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York.

Partnership between universities and local governments featured in START seminar

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) hosted a seminar on 10 April 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York that addressed partnerships in the state of Kerala, India between educational institutions and local governments in support of sustainable development. The seminar focused on meeting the essential needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Global security challenges discussed at Model UN hosted by Al Farabi Kazakh National University

The UNAI Global Hub on Sustainability jointly with the Model United Nations (Model UN) New Silk Way Program organized the International Student Conference "Model UN - New Silk Way-2018" (MUN NSW-2018) in Almaty at Al Farabi Kazakh National University (Al Farabi KazNU) from April 27-29. The delegates of the conference focused on the global challenges of the 21st century, including the events in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula.

CTAUN Conference focused on the protection of children

The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN)—a long-time partner of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative—held its 19th Annual Conference last month at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Over 600 educators from the United States and other countries took part in the meeting.

2018 United Nations Global Citizenship Education Seminar

With the collaboration of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) co-organized the 2018 United Nations Global Citizenship Education Seminar that recently took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Deadline 24 April 2018: Registration for the conference The Role of Global Citizenship Education in the 2030 Agenda and Beyond

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), reminds that the registration for the conference on “The Role of Global Citizenship Education in the 2030 Agenda and Beyond” will close on 24 April. The event will take place in the Conference Room 3 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the global community’s aspirations to build a more peaceful and sustainable future, and its determination to take bold steps that are urgently needed to shift the world towards a sustainable and resilient path. Around the world, however, increasingly complex and protracted crises are affecting humanity, especially with the rise of violent extremism. Consequently, the need for the benefits of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is ever greater.

Deadline 13 April 2018: Registration for the Students Seeking Solutions Conference: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Challenge

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), the American Association of University Women, the United Nations Environment Programme and UNAI member institution Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States) reminds that the registration for the “Students Seeking Solutions Conference: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Challenge" will close on 13 April. The event will take place in the Conference Room 2 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

UNAI panel discussion on Unlearning Intolerance: Women in Mainstream Media

The United Nations Academic Impact presents a two-part panel discussion on “Unlearning Intolerance: Women in Mainstream Media” that will take place on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room 8 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

UNAI member Sabancı University to co-host CSW62 side-event

United Nations Academic Impact member institution Sabancı University will co-host a panel discussion on “Private Sector: Agents of Change on Gender Equality, Private Sector Collaboration on Promoting Gender Equality and Combating Gender-Based Violence in Turkey”.

President of the Republic of Chile to speak at the 14th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture

6 March 2018 - The 14th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile. The event will take place on 6 April 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

New York University Shanghai hosts Model United Nations Conference

New York University Shanghai hosted its inaugural Model United Nations Conference in November 2017 as the first such event organized in China by a United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution.

Bapu: The Craftsperson’s Vision

On the seventieth anniversary of the tragic death of Mahatma Gandhi, United Nations Academic Impact presents a look at the textile handicrafts of India set forth in the exhibition “Bapu: The Craftsperson’s Vision”, inasmuch as the exhibition helped share the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals. The author, Sunaina Suneja, is a New Delhi designer who focuses on the textile handicrafts of India, in particular the handspun, handwoven fabric Khadi.

ECOSOC Youth Forum: a discussion for and by young people

29 January 2018 – The seventh annual Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum is taking place from 30 to 31 January 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. More than 500 youth advocates from around the world will meet with government ministers and officials to discuss how young people can advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN urges international cooperation to make migration safer in a world on the move

18 December 2017 – On International Migrants Day, the United Nations is appealing for cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed, and that human rights of all concerned are protected – as recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Reaching beyond Academia to Influence Policy

March of Dimes Canada, a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with disabilities and a United Nations ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organization (NGO), highlights in this article the advantages of partnerships between academics and NGOs to promote research and evidence uptake especially in the disability field.