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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).

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.

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.

Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs: Mindfulness & Education

Teaching children and adolescents coping mechanisms for dealing with stress and anxiety is increasingly seen as an important part of education. In the third interview in our series on Emotional Intelligence, we speak with Dr. Megan Sweet, Director of Training at Mindful Schools, an organization that trains teachers in integrating mindfulness into their classrooms in schools all over the world.

Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs: Mindfulness & Meditation in Government

Mindfulness is the practice of purposefully focusing your attention on the present moment and shifting your mind away from your usual preoccupations toward an appreciation of the moment and a larger perspective on life, helping to reduce stress, blood pressure and anxiety, promote emotional health, enhance self-awareness and improve sleep. Today’s interview is with Dr. Danny Penman and Chris Ruane, who will talk about this tool and how to implement it into governments.

Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs: Emotional Intelligence

In this week-long series, UNAI will explore the many aspects of Emotional Intelligence and how it can be applied in diverse settings and taught to anyone to help build empathy and achieve a better world. The first interview in our series on Emotional Intelligence is with Dr. Goleman is a pioneer in the field of Emotional Intelligence and his 1995 book of the same name is considered a foundational text in the field.