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#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 10

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features Western Sydney University (Australia), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 9

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University celebrates the 70th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held a round table dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 8

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (Pakistan), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Plastic, Refugee Camps and 3D Printers

As part of Academic Impact’s START (Science and Technology Accelerating Rapid Transformation) series we had the chance to speak with Australian Urban Designer HY William Chan who spearheaded an initiative in Greece which combined the key issues of plastic waste, education, and refugee camps.

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 7

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the Energy Policy and Development Centre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University holds roundtable discussion on gender equality and combating violence against women

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University held a round table discussion on the initiatives of the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on gender equality and combating violence against women.

UNAI hosts its fifth J. Michael Adams Lecture on culture of peace

On 29 November 2018, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) hosted its Fifth Annual J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation, entitled "Why 1999 Matters in 2020: A Conversation on the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference and the UN at 75.” Ms. Cora Weiss, keynote speaker for the lecture and President of the Hague Appeal for Peace, provided her insights on the past, present, and future landscape of global affairs and peace.

World Diabetes Day celebrated at the Ibn Tofail University of Kenitra, Morocco

The Ibn Tofail University (ITU), member institution of the UNAI, organized on the 9th and 10th of November a two days event celebrating World Diabetes Day under this year’s theme “Family and Diabetes”. Amongst the many purposes of the event, the organizers focused on raising awareness around diabetes among the general public and patients of the disease as well as emphasizing on the importance of prevention.

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 5

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features Ahfad University for Women (Sudan), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

NYU Shanghai hosts second annual Model UN Conference

New York University Shanghai, a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), hosted its second annual Model United Nations Conference in Shanghai, China, on 2-4 November 2018.

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 4

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the University of La Punta (Argentina), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

ASPIRE Chapter of East Stroudsburg Opens Conversation on Mental Health

The United Nations ASPIRE chapter of East Stroudsburg put the Sustainable Development Goal on good health and well-being into action to make a positive impact upon their community, through their panel discussion titled “Mental Health Matters”.

#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 3

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series New Giza University (Egypt), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Young Indian historian takes his bicycle around the world to spread Gandhi's message among students

Within the framework of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, not only the leader of the Indian independence movement but also the most recognized figure and advocate on non-violence, Dnyaneshwar Yewatkar, an Indian citizen from city of Wardha in the state of Maharashtra, has embarked in a journey that has led him to travel to more than fifteen countries in Asia and the Americas, with the sole purpose of spreading the basic message of Gandhi

#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 2

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series the University of Pretoria (South Africa), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

SUNY New Paltz creates innovative training program on the fundamentals of sustainable development

The State University of New York - SUNY New Paltz (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), launched the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community, a year-long workshop-based program that trains faculty members in the fundamentals of sustainable development to provide them with up-to-date material that they can bring back to their classrooms

Researchers from Roskilde University develop climate-friendly asphalt

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), as part of its outreach efforts about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, highlights two research projects in line with Goal 13: Climate action, headed by Professor Jeppe Dyre from Roskilde University, a UNAI member institution located in Denmark. This story is based on an article published by RUC Communications & Press.

International seminar at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University addressed pressing issues on urban development

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University - KazNU (Kazakhstan), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently organized a seminar with the theme "Celebrating World Cities Day: Partnership for Sustainable Development and Viable Cities". The event aimed to draw attention to the problems of urban development, within the framework of the World Cities Day

#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 1

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Kristu Jayanti College (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere