Events

The origins of genocide

17 November 2017 — “The Origins of Genocide: Abolishing Atrocity since the Enlightenment” was the topic of a lecture given by Dirk Moses, Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney, on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. The talk focused on the evolution of the vocabulary used to denounce mass atrocities from the sixteenth century onward.

Combating Sexual Violence: Thoughts from Lehigh University on "Women Uniting Nations"

16 November 2017 — The following submission comes from United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution Lehigh University, which organized a viewing on campus of the webcast Fourth Annual UNAI J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation “Women Uniting Nations: A Conversation on Struggles against Sexual Violence around the World” held on 27 October 2017. 

Peace is ... Solidarity

13 November 2017 — The fifth instalment of “Peace is …“ took place on Monday at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in collaboration with the Department of Public Information, “Peace is … Solidarity” featured an artistic performance by the COBU collective entitled “Dance Like Drumming, Drum Like Dancing”. Led by Yako Miayamoto, the COBU female artists combined tap dancing with traditional Japanese Taiko drumming.

On Anne Frank Diary Anniversary, Students to Take Part in Interactive Holocaust Education Programme, Learn about Plight of Today’s Refugees, Migrants

16 November 2017  — To mark the seventieth anniversary of the publication of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, the United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership with New York’s Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect and Facing History and Ourselves, will host an interactive educational programme for more than 500 high school students on Thursday at New York Headquarters.

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.

World Experiences Foundation Celebrates Global Education and Leadership at Annual Global Citizen Awards Gala

On 9 September 2017, WEF celebrated its Annual Global Citizen Awards Gala during an evening of multicultural experience in Oklahoma City. In the presence of some 350 global citizens, various community members were acknowledged for their ongoing contribution to make societal inclusion, multiculturalism, pluralism and multilingualism a reality for all.

UNAI Presents Digital Discussion Series on Sustainable Tourism

The year 2017 has been designated as the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations. Aligning with this focus, the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) will publish a new digital discussion series on sustainable tourism. The relations between sustainable tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the major topics of discussions of this series.

Peace is… beautiful

15 August 2017 — The fourth event of the “Peace is…” series hosted by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations took place on Friday in the lobby of the General Assembly Building at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event, entitled “Peace is… beautiful”, celebrated friendship and the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Gulf College celebrates the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Gulf College, through its Centre for Languages and Cultural Studies, beamed with pride as it undertook to uphold its mandate as a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) in celebrating the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development on 21 May 2017. The theme “Exploring the World of Innovation and Entrepreneurship through Multiculturalism” helped focus good practices that encourage cultural pluralism and discourage all expressions of extremism and fanaticism, highlighting instead the values and principles that bring people together.

Applications open: International Symposium “Contemporary Pedagogy: Responsibility and Training for the Future's Society”

19 August 2017- Antonio Meneghetti Faculdade (AMF), a Brazilian member of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), invites all UNAI members to participate in the international symposium “Contemporary Pedagogy: Responsibility and Training for the Future's Society” in Paris on 6 September. Applicants are asked to submit their letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) until 30 August to marketing@recantomaestro.com.br.

UNAI Global Hub on Sustainability and Model UN-New Silk Way discussed collaboration opportunities for the Silk Road countries

18 August 2017- The Global Hub UNAI on Sustainability Al Farabi Kazakh National University has contributed to the workshop of the Model UN - New Silk Way Program discussing collaboration opportunities for the Silk Road countries on 21 July 2017.  The workshop was organized by the Model UN - New Silk Way program for the international and national students – participants of the Silk Road Summer School in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Youth Voices on Substance Abuse: A Guide to Empowerment and Action

18 August 2017 - The Youth Voices on Substance Abuse: A Guide to Empowerment and Action program engaged over one hundred upstate New York high school students in studies of key human rights documents, like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals, followed by readings and classroom discussions exploring the causes and results of potentially addictive substance use.

The 10th International Scientific Conference on “Energy and Climate Change” Calls for Scientific Knowledge About SDG7

The tenth International Scientific Conference on “Energy and Climate Change” will take place at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) on 11-13 October 2017 in Athens, Greece. The conference has been organized by the Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) of NKUA, coordinator of PromitheasNet, under the auspices of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).

World café gives a voice to young researchers

The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)’s general assembly took place in Vienna, Austria from 5-8 July 2017. This year’s conference did not only provide IAUP members with a platform to discuss challenges and changes faced by higher education across the globe but also introduced a second conference: the “Young Scientist Conference”. This conference invited scholars from around the world to discuss the topic of sustainability in regard to two special fields: global challenges and mobility of the future.

Global citizenship is a responsibility of everyone

Global citizenship education has become a major topic at the United Nations (UN) and among member states as well as in civil society and the private sector. To further raise awareness of and promote the topic, the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), in collaboration with the Boston Global Forum (BGF), hosted a panel discussion entitled “Unlearning Intolerance: National and International Perspectives on Global Citizenship Education”. Representatives from all sectors were invited to join the discussion on Tuesday, 27 June 2017, at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Unlearning Intolerance: National and International Perspectives in Global Citizenship Education

The panel discussion entitled "Unlearning intolerance: national and international perspectives in global citizenship education", organized by the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the Boston Global Forum on Global Citizenship Education, was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday, 27 June 2017.

Yoga is Always There with You: Conversation on Yoga for Health

“Yoga is about our ability to feel yoga in our souls, to connect it to our minds and to integrate […] with nature and the planet”—so Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the New York office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in her opening remarks to  the “Conversation on Yoga for Health” held on 21 June 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Do Yoga, Be Yoga and Enjoy Your Life!

It has been a long time since the North Lawn garden of the United Nations in New York has been used, due to the eight-year renovation of the Secretariat building and grounds, but something of its intended natural life finally returned to the green space yesterday, 20 June 2017: the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations had invited yogis from all walks of life to a yoga session in celebration of the third International Day of Yoga.

Winners of Multilingual Essay Contest to Present at United Nations General Assembly in July 2017

ELS Educational Services is pleased to announce that 60 students have been selected as winners of the 2017 Many Languages, One World® international essay contest. 2017 is the fourth year ELS Educational Services and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) have sponsored Many Languages, One World. This year ELS and the UNAI also welcome Northeastern University as the host of the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and the sponsor and organizer of the Northeastern University Global Youth Symposium.

“Our oceans, our future”: Ocean Conference in New York

The spotlight will be on the ocean at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017. The Ocean Conference puts Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 on use of the oceans, seas and marine resources at the center of attention. In particular, the Conference aims to be a turning point regarding maritime pollution and its negative effects for people, animals and nature.