Events

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.

Deadline 16 March 2018: Open Challenge “Students Seeking Solutions: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation”

Proposals for the “Students Seeking Solutions: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation” Challenge are due 16 March 2018. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate students from around the world are invited to submit proposals for meeting Sustainable Development Goal 6, which aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030.

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.

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).

The 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition is now open

17 January 2018 - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa are inviting students from around the world to participate in the 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, which will be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15 July to 20 July 2018.

The Olympics, the Earth & Its Citizens

30 November 2017 - A panel discussion on “The Olympics, the Earth & Its Citizens” will take place on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The event is related to the launch of a new annual “Forum to Address Issues of the Environment and Global Citizenship”. The panel will include leaders in science, education, sports, business and international affairs.

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.

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.

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).

“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).

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.