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Strengthening the UN’s Research Uptake

The United Nations system faces a constant demand for evidence-based research which can be met by researchers in the academic and think tank community. Nevertheless, the implementation of this cooperation often faces considerable obstacles.

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.

UN chief Guterres condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

14 August 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Many Languages, One World® Winners Attend Global Youth Forum in NYC & Boston

ELS Educational Services, in partnership with the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), invited 60 student essay contest winners from around the world to attend the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum in New York City, NY, and the Global Youth Symposium at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. from 16-26 July, 2017.

Bullying Survey 2017: Cyberbullying impacts young people's real lives

Ditch the Label --an international anti-bullying charity working across the UK, US and Mexico that participated in a recent United Nations Academic Impact co-organized ‘Prevention Forum’ — has just published the findings of the largest ever UK study of bullying.

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.

Meet the #MLOW2017 Winner: Jimena

Jimena Chacon Quesada is a winner of Many Languages, One World® 2017 and will be attending the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum in Boston and New York City!

Meet the #MLOW2017 Winner: Nicholas

Nicholas Bloom is a winner of Many Languages, One World® 2017 and will be attending the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum in Boston and New York City!

Meet the #MLOW2017 Winner: Jamilya

Jamilya Nurkanova is a winner of Many Languages, One World® 2017 and will be attending the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum in Boston and New York City!

Health services, especially vaccines, must ‘reach the unreached,’ stress UN agencies

Globally, nearly 13 million infants – almost one in ten – did not receive any vaccinations last year, putting them at serious risk of potentially fatal diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said today, urging greater efforts to extend the reach of health services.

UN warns of worsening hunger in East Africa amid third consecutive failed rainy season

The third consecutive failed rainy season in East Africa has seriously eroded families' resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned.

Meet the #MLOW2017 Winner: Bárbara

Bárbara Rafaela da Silva Machado is a winner of Many Languages, One World® 2017 and will be attending the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum in Boston and New York City!

UN Secretary-General António Guterres' message to the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ban Ki-moon Global Education Institute

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, sent the following message to the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ban Ki-moon Global Education Institute that took place on 11 July 2017 at Handong Global University--the UNAI hub for capacity-building in higher education.

Guterres pledges UN support to Iraqi Government, people in Mosul; $562M needed in aid

Following Iraqi Government’s declaration that its forces have liberated the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, Secretary-General António Guterres today paid tribute to the country’s people and Government and vowed United Nations’ support to aid the displaced communities and restore rule of law in the freed areas.

Funding shortfall threatens education for children in conflict, disaster zones – UNICEF

Some 9.2 million children living in emergency countries will miss out on schooling unless the international community contributes an additional $820 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned at the start of today's G20 summit.

Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

The latest population data from the United Nations (UN) reveal that the world currently has the largest youth population ever. There are about 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24, which equals 24% of the world population. This means that one out of every four people worldwide falls into this age group. Despite this significant number of people, youth involvement in solving global issues is still relatively low and youth often underrepresented.

Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa's youth

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa's youth.