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#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 12

As part of the ongoing campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals carried out by the United Nations, United Nations Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is presenting a weekly series of articles on #SDGSinAcademia that highlights the importance of higher education in achieving the Goals. Featuring additional sources for use by faculty and students alike, this series is intended to inspire action on the SDGs and showcase activities and initiatives of UNAI member institutions.

Partnerships with academia to foster SDGs implementation featured during HLPF side event

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) partner Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) co-hosted a side event held on 16 July 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York on the margins of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)

HLPF side event highlighted importance of universities to advance the SDGs

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) participated in the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative Global Event held on 11 July 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York on the margins of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 11

As part of the ongoing campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals carried out by the United Nations, United Nations Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is presenting a weekly series of articles on #SDGSinAcademia that highlights the importance of higher education in achieving the Goals. Featuring additional sources for use by faculty and students alike, this series is intended to inspire action on the SDGs and showcase activities and initiatives of UNAI member institutions.

Student initiative changes one life at a time

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) acknowledges the meaningful impact on sustainable development of the student-driven initiatives around the world. This article highlights the work done by the organization Prosthetics for Change.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 10

As part of the ongoing campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals carried out by the United Nations, United Nations Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is presenting a weekly series of articles on #SDGSinAcademia that highlights the importance of higher education in achieving the Goals. Featuring additional sources for use by faculty and students alike, this series is intended to inspire action on the SDGs and showcase activities and initiatives of UNAI member institutions.

Bullying Survey 2018: How witnesses of bullying can help change lives

In February of 2017, the United Nations Academic Impact and United Nations Alliance of Civilization partnered with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in a Prevention Forum that discussed strategies that could be implemented in Education in order to deter violent extremism. The forum can be found here: https://academicimpact.un.org/content/prevention-forum-participants-disc.... Ditch the Label also participated in the 2017 Forum and has recently released their Annual Bullying Survey for 2018.

Member institutions of UNAI inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals

The mission of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is to foster the relationship between institutions of higher education and the United Nations in the spirit of sharing a culture of intellectual social responsibility. This relationship has become even more crucial in an era of great challenges when innovative approaches and solutions are needed more than ever. It is in that framework that UNAI launched in May its #SDGsinAcademia project. 

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 9

As part of the ongoing campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals carried out by the United Nations, United Nations Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is presenting a weekly series of articles on #SDGSinAcademia that highlights the importance of higher education in achieving the Goals. Featuring additional sources for use by faculty and students alike, this series is intended to inspire action on the SDGs and showcase activities and initiatives of UNAI member institutions.

Higher education and the principles of the UN Charter: A view from J. F. Oberlin University

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) celebrates the seventy-third anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter, which took place on 26 June 1945, by sharing this article submitted by UNAI member institution and Global Hub for the United Nations Charter, J. F. Oberlin University (Japan).

Spotlight on the University of Oklahoma National Center for Disability Education and Training

The National Center for Disability Education and Training (NCDET) is situated in the Community and Social Services Division of University Outreach in United Nations Academic Impact member University of Oklahoma (United States). NCDET has conducted disability-focused programs integrating evidenced-based practices for over fifty years, and has developed and conducted a large variety of state and federally funded professional development courses for thousands of professionals working at all levels in the disability field, from executives of state agencies to direct service personnel. NCDET also provides direct services designed to enhance post-secondary education and career opportunities for youth with disabilities. NCDET reinforces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by serving the public, national and international levels, through stronger and more responsive disability programmes, and fostering an inclusive and diverse culture for the Workforce.

Millennium Fellowship update: Students making bold commitments

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative and Millennium Campus Network (MCN) have partnered to launch the Millennium Fellowship to convene, challenge and celebrate student leadership for United Nations goals. To date, student leaders on some 140 campuses from 40 nations have submitted applications. The deadline to apply for the Class of 2018 is 15 July 2018 at millenniumfellows.org. Here are three inspiring initiatives on campuses that have come to the fore in Millennium Fellowship applications so far.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 8

As part of the ongoing campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals carried out by the United Nations, United Nations Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is presenting a weekly series of articles on #SDGSinAcademia that highlights the importance of higher education in achieving the Goals. Featuring additional sources for use by faculty and students alike, this series is intended to inspire action on the SDGs and showcase activities and initiatives of UNAI member institutions.

Conference at UN Headquarters stresses work of universities on sustainable development

On 7 June 2018, the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative co-organized a conference with UNAI member institution De Montfort University (United Kingdom) that addressed ways to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

ASPIRE students conduct initiative to advance SDG 3 in their local community

A group of students of the East Stroudsburg South High School (United States) recently conducted an initiative related to mental health and Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, including developing a mental health curriculum.

Peace is … Coexistence

The seventh event of the “Peace is…” series hosted by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations took place last Month in the lobby of the General Assembly Building at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event, entitled “Peace is… coexistence”, was organized in support of the third Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 7

As part of the ongoing campaign on the Sustainable Development Goals carried out by the United Nations, United Nations Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is presenting a weekly series of articles on #SDGSinAcademia that highlights the importance of higher education in achieving the Goals. Featuring additional sources for use by faculty and students alike, this series is intended to inspire action on the SDGs and showcase activities and initiatives of UNAI member institutions.

Al Farabi Kazakh National University reinforces commitment towards global citizenship

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), in partnership with the Almaty Cluster Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO Almaty), has designed and implemented a course on Globalization and Global Citizenship.