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#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 10

Inequality still persists and large disparities remain in access to health and education services and other assets. To reduce inequality, policies should be universal in principle paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

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

Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

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).

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

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs that stimulate the economy while not harming the environment. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

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

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. Sustainable energy is opportunity – it transforms lives, economies and the planet. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

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.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 6

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

Connections between educational institutions and the SDGs discussed with civil society

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) recently had an opportunity to present to the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development-NY (NGOCSD-NY) its work with academic institutions in promoting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 5

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

Forecast of the World Economy featured in new UN report

The Economic Analysis and Policy Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched this month the World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2018.

Role of universities in global citizenship addressed during seminar at UN Headquarters

With the collaboration of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution Al Farabi Kzakh National University (KazNU) co-organized the event entitled "Educating younger generations on global citizenship through intercultural literacy" that recently took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 4

Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

NYU Shanghai inspires universities around the world with its GoGreen initiative

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution New York University Shanghai developed itsGoGreen initiative in 2015. The initiative has now been expanded to other universities, including one in Israel.

St. Mary's University hosted discussion to explain how the UN connects with academia

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member St. Mary's University hosted an event last month to discuss interactions between the United Nations and institutions of higher education.