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UNAI QUIZ: SDG 6 - CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is enough fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure millions of people, including children, die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

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.

Apply to attend the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit!

The UN Youth Climate Summit will take place on Saturday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as part of a weekend of events leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, September 23.

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.

UNAI Quiz: World Youth Skills Day

15 July is World Youth Skills Day, a day to encourage youth to celebrate the value of acquiring skills like building, making, and creating as a way to achieve personal success and fulfillment!

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality jobs, greater labour market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

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.

UNAI Quiz: World Refugee Day

20 June is World Refugee Day, a day to recognize the strength, courage, and resilience of refugees. Every minute 20 people are forced to leave everything behind to escape persecution, conflict, violence and human rights abuses. Forcibly displaced persons include refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons and returnees who are former refugees.

UNAI QUIZ: SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Working towards this goal is especially important as it interlinks with other Sustainable Development Goals.

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.

UNAI QUIZ: World Oceans Day

8 June is World Oceans Day and an opportunity to remind everyone of the major role oceans play in everyday life.

They are the lungs of our planet, providing 70% of the oxygen we breathe, they hold 97% of the planet’s water and contribute to poverty eradication by creating sustainable livelihoods, providing decent work and global food security, oceans are the primary regulator of global climate, and they host huge reservoirs of biodiversity.

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.

UNAI QUIZ: International Day of UN Peacekeepers

UN peacekeeping is a flexible, evolving instrument that brings together political, security and technical tools at its disposal to assist countries in making the difficult transition from conflict to peace. Peacekeeping is truly a global partnership and Member States reflect strong global confidence in the value of the UN’s flagship enterprise. Peacekeeping has also proven to be a solid investment in global peace, security, and prosperity.

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).

Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs: Healing Trauma

The last interview in our series on Emotional Intelligence is with Motaz Malla. Motaz is a 25-year-old Syrian refugee who left his country seven years ago alone and without his family due to the war. He now studies Sports Science and Physiotherapy at Camilo Jose Cela University in Spain and hopes to become a football coach one day.

Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs: Nonviolent Communication

The fourth interview in our series on Emotional Intelligence is with Alan Seid, a trainer in Nonviolent Communication who has worked with individuals, couples, families, and nonprofit, government, business, and academic organizations for more than 30 years.

Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth announces "Summer of Solutions"

UNAI is proud to announce the launch of the “Summer of Solutions” a call for applications from young people around the world to create innovative technology-based solutions to global challenges. This is a new initiative launched by the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, in partnership with the United Nations Technology and Innovation Labs, and the United Nations Development Programme.

Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs

What if there was a tool that could help countries avoid war and heal post-conflict, help communities work more closely together and help people have better interpersonal relationships, care more about their environment and be better global citizens?  This tool already exists – it’s called Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ). There are many definitions of Emotional Intelligence, but broadly EI is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in an effective and positive way.