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UN officials optimistic of Paris climate accord’s entry into force by year’s end

29 September 2016 – Senior United Nations officials today announced that the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is closer to entering into force, as India – a country that produces more than four per cent of global emissions – plans to submit its ratification at the end of the week.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride but we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment. Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother-to-child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS-related causes each year. And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

United Nations Democracy Fund Call for Proposals

If you or your organization have a project proposal that will strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage participation of all groups in the democratic process, this is your chance to receive funding from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF).

Participants endorse 'Ashgabat Statement' as first-ever UN conference on sustainable transport ends

27 November 2016 – The first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conferenceconcluded today in the Turkmen capital, with more than 50 countries endorsing the 'Ashgabat Statement on Commitments and Policy Recommendations,' with a view to supporting cleaner, greener transportation – from local transit systems to worldwide multimodal networks.

Young Scientists IAUP Conference Call for Papers

The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) Programme Committee invites you to participate in the new Triennial IAUP Young Scientists Conference from 5th-8th July 2017 in Vienna, Austria. Early career researchers and PhD students are invited to submit individual paper or poster presentation abstracts until the 15th December, 2016 deadline. All submissions will be reviewed according to scientific quality criteria. Accepted contributions will be published as hard copy collected abstracts and distributed at the conference.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL'S MESSAGE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS 25 November 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At long last, there is growing global recognition that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. Yet there is still much more we can and must do to turn this awareness into meaningful prevention and response.

UN Women’s ‘Orange the World’ kicks off 16 days of activism to fight gender-based violence

21 November 2016 – The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is everyone’s job, senior United Nations official said today, lamenting that violence against women and girls continue to be a low priority on the international development agenda and urging more action – and more funding – to end the pandemic of such violence now, once and for all.

On World Toilet Day, UN spotlights the impact of sanitation on peoples’ livelihoods

18 November 2016 - To mark the 2016 edition of World Toilet Day, along with urging action to tackle the oft-neglected global sanitation crisis, the United Nations is also spotlighting the impact of sanitation -or lack of it -on livelihoods and work environments.

MARRAKECH: Ban hails ''new dawn of cooperation on climate change,'' urges action on Paris accord

14 November 2016 - Ten days after the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change, world leaders showed strong support for the implementation of this agreement at the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, (COP 22) today.

International Science Center & Science Museum Day: Local to Global Solutions for Sustainability

Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development (WSDPD) and UNESCO and the International Council of Museums, science centers, science museums, and their worldwide networks have organized the first International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) to mark the occasion!

UNAI and Factslides Join Forces to Raise Awareness about SDGs among Students and Teachers

United Nations Academic Impact and educational website Factslides.com are working together to raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals among students and teachers by offering interesting and engaging facts on the Global Goals.

World Science Day for Peace and Development 10 November

Science is highly diverse. Each year, World Science Day for Peace and Development offers an opportunity to demonstrate why science is relevant to people&rsquos daily lives and to engage them in debates on related issues. In 2016, the celebration focuses on science centres and science museums to highlight their important contribution to science communication.

On historic day for climate action, Ban urges sustained momentum for better, safer future

4 November 2016 – As the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the same determination going forward to implement the Agreement as well as to achieve the 

Seton Hall Sustainable Development Challenge

Come up with an innovative idea to address climate change, poverty, education or another Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), and you could win a Seton Hall scholarship and cash prize to help you put your project idea into action!

2017 Echidna Global Scholars Program

The Centre for Universal Education at Brookings has extended the deadline for submissions to the 2017 Echidna Global Scholars Program, and will now receive applications until November 14, 2016. Echidna Global Scholars spend nearly five months at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to pursue research on global education issues with an emphasis on girls’ education.

Almost one in seven children breathing heavily toxic air – UNICEF report

31 October 2016 – About 300 million children in the world are living in areas with outdoor air so toxic – six or more times higher than international pollution guidelines – that it can cause serious health damage, including harming their developing brains, a new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report has revealed.

Global Goals can 'propel us towards a better future for all on a healthy planet,' Ban says on UN Day

24 October 2016 – In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world.

Translating Goals into Action: Academia Towards an Inclusive Society

This article from UNAI member university Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture (BNCA) for Women is the fourth in the UNAI START series that looks at Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Schools and departments of urbanization at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work relating to the design and construction of more resilient and sustainable cities for the 21st century, and to showcase the importance of addressing urbanization in achieving the 2030 Development Agenda.

RiverCity Gothenburg: A City Built On Inclusion

This article from the Gothenburg City Council is the third in the UNAI START series that looks at Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. UNAI member institutions as well as government leaders and policymakers were asked to submit articles highlighting research and policy development and implementation relating to the design and construction of more resilient and sustainable cities for the 21st century, and to showcase the importance of addressing urbanization in achieving the 2030 Development Agenda.

Urban Resilience for a Changing Climate

This article from UNAI Member School New York University is the second in the UNAI START series that looks at Sustainable Development Goal #11:Sustainable Cities and Communities. Schools and departments of urbanization at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work relating to the design and construction of more resilient and sustainable cities for the 21st century, and to showcase the importance of addressing urbanization in achieving the 2030 Development Agenda.