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Autonomous University of Central America offers educational opportunities to older persons

The Autonomous University of Central America (Costa Rica), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has developed an initiative entitled Integral Development of the Older Adult Person, aimed to provide different opportunities for integration and personal development to the older persons

Pompeu Fabra University students help a school in Kenya to have drinking water

Students at Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), decided to start the "Missing Water" campaign to create awareness about the lack of water in many schools in Africa and to help one school in Africa to have a drinking water tank

McMaster University hosts international seminar on global engagement in higher education

McMaster University (Canada), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), hosted the event "Leading Globally Engaged Universities", organized by the International Association of Universities, which allowed university leaders from around the world to explore internationalization in higher education

#SDGsinAcademia: UNAI Hub for Goal 1

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Kristu Jayanti College (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the UNAI Hub for Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Meiji Gakuin University partners with the UNHCR to provide access to higher education for refugees

Meiji Gakuin University (Japan), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), made an agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Japan Association for UNHCR in order to participate in the UNHCR-Refugee Higher Education Programme

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 17

A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University offers innovative technologies to train future engineers

The Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University (Ukraine), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently inaugurated the Scientific and Educational Innovation Center for 3D Technologies FabLab, within the framework of the European project Erasmus +

Welcome Millennium Fellows Class of 2018: Over 530 Young People Working to Make the Sustainable Development Goals and UNAI Principles a Reality

The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) and United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) are proud to present the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2018, an ambitious program to help make the Sustainable Development Goals and UNAI principles a reality. Millennium Fellows were selected based on their leadership on sustainable development-related projects that advance the SDGs in their communities, and as fellows they will participate in a semester long leadership development program to improve their student organizing, partnership building and community impact skills.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 16

Without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law we cannot hope for sustainable development. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

Protection of civilians is the focus of this year's World Humanitarian Day (19 August)

This 19 August the importance of humanitarian assistance and the United Nations and associated personnel working in the promotion of the humanitarian cause will be remembered on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Day

Wenzhou Medical University provides assistance to communities in mountainous areas of China

Wenzhou Medical University (China), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) has partnered with Lions Clubs China, the national Chinese civil charity organization, to dispatch teams consisting of professional doctors and medical students to underdeveloped areas

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated at United Nations Headquarters

Within the framework of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, a special event took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 15

Deforestation and desertification – caused by human activities and climate change – pose major challenges to sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty. Efforts are being made to manage forests and combat desertification. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

Amrita University’s real-time landslide warning system to save lives in the Himalayan region

Amrita University (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), is leading a project co-funded by the Indian Government to save lives in mountainous regions by installing state-of-the-art systems that give advance warnings of landslides so that people can be safely evacuated before disaster strikes.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 14

Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

International Youth Day (12 August) dedicated this year to 'Safe Spaces for Youth'

This 12 August the critical relevance of youth and its role in sustainable development will be brought forward again within the framework of the International Youth Day

UN Staffers Honor Memory of Mandela with Community Garden Volunteer Day

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, over 100 UN volunteers in New York commemorated the day through various community service programs around the city. One such volunteer activity took place in Harlem, a neighborhood Nelson Mandela visited a number of times, where UN volunteers partnered with the New York City Mayor’s Office and Harlem Grown, an organization that provides healthy, affordable food alternatives to the Harlem area.

Seton Hall University promotes the UN SDG Challenge to engage students with innovative solutions

Seton Hall University (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) though its Center for UN and Global Governance Studies, invites every year high school and college students to propose innovative solutions that will bring the world closer to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Gender Equality an Integral Component of Achieving 2030 Development Agenda

UN Women, UNHCR, UNICEF, the Permanent Mission of Tunisia and the Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights co-hosted a side event during the 2018 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on advancing gender equality at the national level.

Putting Menstrual Health on the 2030 Agenda

Menstrual Health Management (MHM) is an integral part of every girl’s life, but the fact remains that many girls lack access to proper resources to manage their menstrual health in safe, hygienic ways. For many girls, menstrual hygiene leads them to be ostracized by their communities, develop health issues, and even interferes with their education.