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Challenges faced by journalists in Afghanistan were shown at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently organized a photo exhibition entitled Journalism in Afghanistan and a special event dedicated to the memory of a graduate from the Class of 2015, Said Samim Faramarza, who died while performing official duties as journalist working for the TOLOnews television channel, in an explosion that took place in the Afghan capital

1 in every 3 teenagers has experienced bullying: #ENDViolence in Schools

"For millions of students around the world, the school environment is not a safe space to study and grow. It is a danger zone where they learn in fear." UNICEF's recent report on violence in schools sheds light on just how prevalent bullying remains and how it affects societies around the world. The report details not only it's longlasting repercussions on students, but its economic and social impacts as well.

De Montfort University students supported organizations and communities working with refugees across Europe

De Montfort University - DMU (United Kingdom), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), promotes active learning with a social purpose among its students, encouraging them to travel across Europe to help refugees. This institution of higher education recently announced its new strategic plan, crafted in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The students travelled to support refugees in four different European cities. The idea was to get hands-on experience with groups or communities supporting refugees and other disadvantaged people

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Kevin O Hanlon, Deputy Chief of Security

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly is underway and the eyes of the world are on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's profile, meet Kevin O Hanlon, Deputy Chief of the Department of Safety and Security, who helps ensure the safety of thousands of UN staff year round and Heads of State during the UNGA.

Internship in New Zealand ‘life-changing’ for a Métis student of the University of Manitoba

Valdine Flaming, a Métis student of the University of Manitoba (Canada), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), participated in an internship programme at the Whakauae Research for Maori Health and Development in Whanganui, New Zealand

The New School launches initiative to host scholars facing persecution in their home countries

The New School (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), launched a new initiative entitled the New University in Exile Consortium, a group of universities and colleges committed to protecting intellectual capital and free inquiry around the world

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Yoshita Singh, Chief Correspondent for the Press Trust of India

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high-level debate with world leaders! Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy, and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's interview, meet Yoshita Singh, Chief Correspondent for the Press Trust of India at the UN, who talks about the highs and lows of covering the UNGA and the moments she will never forget.

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Flora NDucha, Chief UN News Kiswahili

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high-level debate with world leaders! Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy, and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In this interview, we'd like to introduce you to Flora NDucha, Chief of UN News Kiswahili, who describes how she landed her dream job by pursuing her passion.

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Mélida Buendía, Senior Spanish Interpreter

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's profile, meet Mélida Buendía, Senior Spanish Interpreter in the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management, whose voice has been heard by thousands of delegates over her 20 year career covering the General Assembly.

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Hans Grohmann, Senior Protocol Officer

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's installment, meet Hans Grohmann,Senior Protocol Officer, who describes the secret to welcoming dignitaries from 193 countries.

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In the first interview from our series, meet Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Guilford College campus welcomes and supports refugees creating long-lasting ties

Guilford College (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), established the Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) programme, led by Diya Abdo, associate professor. ECAR is based on the fact that campuses are equipped with all the necessary resources to host refugees and support them in their resettlement

Autonomous University of Central America offers educational opportunities to older persons

The Autonomous University of Central America (Costa Rica), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has developed an initiative entitled Integral Development of the Older Adult Person, aimed to provide different opportunities for integration and personal development to the older persons

Pompeu Fabra University students help a school in Kenya to have drinking water

Students at Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), decided to start the "Missing Water" campaign to create awareness about the lack of water in many schools in Africa and to help one school in Africa to have a drinking water tank

McMaster University hosts international seminar on global engagement in higher education

McMaster University (Canada), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), hosted the event "Leading Globally Engaged Universities", organized by the International Association of Universities, which allowed university leaders from around the world to explore internationalization in higher education

Meiji Gakuin University partners with the UNHCR to provide access to higher education for refugees

Meiji Gakuin University (Japan), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), made an agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Japan Association for UNHCR in order to participate in the UNHCR-Refugee Higher Education Programme

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 17

A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University offers innovative technologies to train future engineers

The Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University (Ukraine), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently inaugurated the Scientific and Educational Innovation Center for 3D Technologies FabLab, within the framework of the European project Erasmus +

Welcome Millennium Fellows Class of 2018: Over 530 Young People Working to Make the Sustainable Development Goals and UNAI Principles a Reality

The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) and United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) are proud to present the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2018, an ambitious program to help make the Sustainable Development Goals and UNAI principles a reality. Millennium Fellows were selected based on their leadership on sustainable development-related projects that advance the SDGs in their communities, and as fellows they will participate in a semester long leadership development program to improve their student organizing, partnership building and community impact skills.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 16

Without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law we cannot hope for sustainable development. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!