Events

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.

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.

Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) Annual Meeting

Every year, the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) hosts a three-day Annual Meeting, drawing together 250–350 academics and practitioners from around the world. This year, the Annual Meeting is being held 15–17 June, at Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea in co-operation with the Korean Academic Council on the United Nations System (KACUNS).

GoGreen Week

GoGreen Week, an annual tradition in its third year, returned to NYU Shanghai this spring with a flurry of events related to the environment, wildlife, energy, food and sustainable development organized by the student club Green Shanghai.

UN calls for recognizing the rights of people with autism to make their own decisions

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations today called for recognizing the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world.

One Week Left to Enter the Many Languages, One World 2017 Contest

There is only one week left to submit your essay to the 2017 Many Languages, One World contest!

Essay submission deadline is 31 March 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EDT! To enter today, click here!

New York City Students' Art and Writing to be exhibited at The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, together with the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, will open the third annual New York City Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition at The Met's Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education on Friday, March 24, 2017. This special exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Museum hours from March 24 through May 29, 2017.

At Prevention Forum, Participants Discuss Education Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism

Delegates and members of civil society gathered on 13 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss and provide a forum for debate on strategies and methods for the prevention of violent extremism.

The Forum, co-organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations’ (UNAOC) Media and Information Literacy programme and the United Nations Academic Impact’s (UNAI) Unlearning Intolerance programme, carried the theme “Media and Information Literacy: Educational Strategies for the Prevention of Violent Extremism.”

The Africa We Want

On 30th January 2017, the 6th United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, began with a call to action by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, who urged young people to speak up and share their stories.

New Partnerships for Digital Education

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address core development issues including education.

At Youth Forum, UN calls on young people to help realize a better future for all

30 January 2017 – Drawing attention challenges such as climate change, unemployment and inequality, confronting young people around the world, including in places where peace prevails, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called for the youth to speak up and share their stories.

Honouring Holocaust victims, UN chief Guterres pledges to battle anti-Semitism, all forms of hatred

 The world has a duty to remember that the Holocaust was a systematic attempt to eliminate the Jewish people and so many others, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, noting that building a future of dignity and equality for all will honour the victims of this “incomparable tragedy in human history […] who we will never allow to be forgotten.”