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Global Citizenship Education for a More Just and Equitable World

Ana G. Méndez University System, the UNAI Principle Hub for Global Citizenship, is conducting a research project with the purpose of exploring the terms, words and concepts that better reflect educators' understanding of global citizenship. A review of the literature reveals that there are multiple definitions and a broad set of words that are used to define, illustrate and somehow explain global citizenship.

UN75: How to Join the World's Largest Conversation

To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is launching the biggest-ever global conversation on #ShapingTheFuture we want.

January Goal of the Month – Decade of Action

2020 kick-starts the Decade of Action launch to mobilize people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. January jump starts this action by listing 17 major events for the public to engage in.

Media Professionals and Educators in Kazakhstan Trained on Gender Issues

Al Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan), a member institution of UNAI serving as the UNAI Global Hub on Sustainability, recently implemented a comprehensive specialized media training in the country, in order to properly address from a journalistic perspective issues and stories related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular those connected to SDG 5: Gender Equality.

Tackling HIV through Better Nutrition in Africa

A study conducted by researchers of the University of Pretoria focused on implementing an intervention on quality of life, environmental and behavioral factors that influence healthy food choices and access among adults living with HIV. Being nutrition a key component in the management of HIV/AIDS, the study aims to improve programs targeting low-income persons with HIV.

Re-examining the Right to Education from a Contemporary Perspective

The project Extension of Human Rights to Education was created and designed as a grass-roots initiative by asserting that education is the right of all peoples and must be defended and promoted. It aims to reconsider the close relationship between education and freedom and how education can foster awareness on global issues, with an international perspective in mind.

UN calls for nominations for the 2020 Mandela Prize

The United Nations is calling for nominations for the 2020 United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize. This prize aims to recognize the achievements of those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity by promoting the purposes and principles of the UN while honoring and paying homage to Mandela’s extraordinary life and legacy of reconciliation, political transition, and social transformation.

Andrés Bello Catholic University Builds Venezuela’s First University “Green Roof”

As part of its 66th anniversary celebration, Andrés Bello Catholic University recently inaugurated the first "green roof" of a Venezuelan university and the first of its kind that will be open to the public in the city of Caracas. Due to its public nature, it also serves as an educational tool to teach students and members of the surrounding communities about the SDGs and the critical relevance of civil society to foster them.

Advancing Development through Education for Everyone

On the anniversary of the launch of the UNAI SDG Hubs, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is University of La Punta (Argentina), hub for SDG 4: Quality Education.

Taking Sustainability from Campus to the Community

On the one year anniversary of the launch of the UNAI SDG Hubs, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is Carlos III University (Spain), hub for SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Chandigarh University hosts Conference to commemorate 10 years of UN Academic Impact

To mark the beginning of the 10th anniversary year of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), Chandigarh University in Mohali, India organized a two-day conference from 18-19 November, not only to celebrate the successes of this initiative, but also to discuss the way forward for higher education in addressing critical issues.

Campus 2030 Challenge: Imagine a Sustainable Campus for All

Are you a student or university professor/researcher? Do you want to have a major impact and help to build the university environment of the future? Take the Campus 2030 Challenge and submit your ideas for a sustainable campus by 16 February 2020.

Reducing Inequality through Accessible and Inclusive Education

On the one year anniversary of the launch of the UNAI SDG Hubs, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is Western Sydney University (Australia), hub for SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities.

Partnering Globally and Locally to Advance the SDGs

On the one year anniversary of the launch of the UNAI SDG Hubs, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The last school profiled in our anniversary series is the American University in Dubai (United Arab Emirates), hub for SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

Working with Communities to Advance Health Care

On the one year anniversary of the launch of the UNAI SDG Hubs, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is New Giza University (Egypt), hub for SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being.

December Goal of the Month - Affordable and Clean Energy

Sustainable energy has the power to fuel progress across the Sustainable Development Agenda. This month, we are highlighting Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean energy as the Goal of the Month, in light of the Madrid Climate Change Conference (COP25).

Leading the Transformation to an Energy Efficient Future

On the one year anniversary of the launch of the UNAI SDG Hubs, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is the Energy Policy and Development Centre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), hub for SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

Empowering Women by Creating Awareness

On the one year anniversary of the launch of the UNAI SDG Hubs, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is Ahfad University for Women (Sudan), hub for SDG 5: Gender Equality.

'I was 20 in 1945': UNAI Hosts its Sixth J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation

During this year’s lecture, international human rights pioneer Peter Weiss shared his decades of work in international human rights law, and his reflections on what the emergence of the United Nations meant to the world at the time when the Organization came into being.

Research to Ensure Access to Clean Water for Everyone, Everywhere

On the one year anniversary of the launch of the UNAI SDG Hubs, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is the University of Manitoba (Canada), hub for SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.