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Partnerships with civil society and youth ‘essential’ for a future that leaves no one behind: General Assembly President

Partnerships with civil society and youth are essential to achieving the goals of key UN-backed international agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on climate change, María Fernanda Espinosa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, told delegates at the UN Civil Society Conference on Wednesday.

UN Goal of the Month: UN General Assembly Special Edition

The Special Edition of the Goal of the Month focuses on the major events that will take place during the UN General Assembly high-level week (21 to 27 September), highlighting themes such as climate action, universal health coverage, sustainable development, financing for development and Small Island Developing States.

Handong Global University hosts twelve entrepreneurship training programmes in 2019

From January to August 2019, Handong Global University, a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and UNESCO UNITWIN host institution, has hosted 12 entrepreneurship training programmes across 8 different African countries in an effort to train future global leaders and entrepreneurs.

Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education

Stepping Up: Refugee Education in Crisis tells the stories of some of the world’s 7.1 million refugee children of school age under UNHCR’s mandate. In addition, it looks at the educational aspirations of refugee youth eager to continue learning after secondary education, and highlights the need for strong partnerships in order to break down the barriers to education for millions of refugee children.

UNAI ASPIRE Korea raises awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals through education activities and partnerships

UN Academic Impact ASPIRE Korea conducted 28 activities in 2019 in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The Good Will Session and the World Water Day campaign are two recent examples of their activities organized in collaboration with other ASPIRE chapters.

Redesigning assistive mobility devices to function in challenging environments and limited-resource settings

Professor Suzana Brown from SUNY Korea is leading a research project addressing the need for affordable assistive devices with an acceptable level of efficacy in design.

Breastfeeding is a father’s responsibility

University of Pretoria conducted a study exploring the extent to which breastfeeding is a shared responsibility between parents in Malawi. Their findings call on leaders to support both parents in playing an active role in children’s lives.

SDG 13 is the August Goal of the Month!

In August, we look at Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Climate Action – and the urgent need for unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and minimize future global warming.

Brunel University London organizes field trip to refugee settlement camp in Zambia

Brunel University London organized a four-week field trip in Zambia from 31 May to 30 June 2019, to help students develop their understanding of the multi-dimensional challenges associated with living in the Mayukwayukwa refugee and resettlement community.

He University advances UN's Sustainable Development Goals through 'Inspirational Class' and China-Africa Eye Health Forum

He University conducted two activities in 2018 in support of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, particularly the goals on No Poverty, Good Health and Well-being and Quality Education.

Welcome the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2019: Over 1,000 young leaders making the Sustainable Development Goals and UNAI Principles Reality

The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) are proud to present the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2019, an ambitious program to help make the Sustainable Development Goals and UNAI principles a reality.

World Youth Skills Day: Want young people to succeed in life and work? Lead with entrepreneurial skills and mindset

As a leading entrepreneurship education youth organization working in under-resourced communities, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), believes that through developing an original business idea, based on a project-based learning model and lean startup practices, young people can activate the entrepreneurial mindset.

UNAI Charter Day Lecture: Technology, Data and the Future of the UN

On 26 June to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter, United Nations Academic Impact invited Dr. David A. Bray, Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet Coalition, to deliver the keynote address examining the impact of technology on the work of the UN that was not envisaged when the Charter was signed in 1946, and the challenges and opportunities it presents for the next 25 years of the UN’s work.

Global response to poverty and environmental goals 'not ambitious enough’

The global response to realizing poverty and environmental goals agreed by world leaders in 2015 has not been “ambitious enough” according to the UN Secretary-General.

2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development will be held from 9-18 July at UN Headquarters in New York under the theme Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality. In 2019, 47 countries have volunteered to present their national voluntary reviews to the HLPF.

9.7 billion on Earth by 2050, but growth rate slowing, says new UN population report

By the year 2050, there will be some 9.7 billion people living on Earth, says a UN population report released on Monday. However, the overall growth rate will continue to fall, and more countries will have to adapt to the consequences of an ageing population.

SDG of the Month: SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

In June, the focus is on SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns -- in the context of World Environment Day, World Oceans Day and World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

Panel of Experts Discuss Using Emotional Intelligence to Achieve the SDGS

On Friday, 17 May United Nations Academic Impact hosted a conference entitled “Unlocking Your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs” in which experts in the fields of emotional intelligence, mindfulness and nonviolent communication explained how these tools could help achieve a more peaceful and prosperous world.

CMR University hosts workshop to raise awareness on Sustainable Development Goals

On 4 April 2018, the CMR University (India) students orchestrated a workshop with the goal to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations from the grass root level, which could be relatable to all the sections of society.

Al-Farabi KazNU Model UN Conference focuses on Silk Way regional collaboration on SDGs

The impact of the Silk Way regional collaboration on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals was discussed by the students of Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) and about 300 guest-participants from Central and South Asia (CSA).