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Handong Global University invites UNAI members to join UNESCO UNITWIN initiative

Handong Global University through UNESCO UNITWIN initiative provides an online platform for lecturers to upload their lectures and materials and offers grants for participating lecturers.

UNAI forum on education in small island countries to take place in Samoa, 1 September 2014

Handong Global University, in association with the United Nations Academic Impact, is organizing an international forum focusing on capacity building in education in the Small Island Developing States, on 1 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa. The meeting will take place in conjunction with the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, which will be held in Apia from 1 to 4 September 2014.

UNAI – HGU forum on education in small island countries to take place in Samoa, 31 August - 1 September 2014

A UNAI – HGU forum, focussing on ““Capacity Building in Higher Education, Energy, and Entrepreneurship for Achieving Sustainable Development in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS),” will take place in Apia, Samoa on 31 August - 1 September 2014.

United Nations 70th anniversary logo

Seventieth anniversary of the United Nations

On 24 October 2015, the United Nations will turn 70. To facilitate the observance of UN70, the United Nations has created the “UN70 Logo.” Its use is encouraged for educational and public outreach projects advancing the goals laid down in the United Nations Charter.

Opinion: A spirit of inclusion and collaboration

Michael Healey is a teacher and Advisor, UNAI ASPIRE, East Stroudsburg South High School, Pennsylvania, USA. In this opinion piece, he discusses the experience of his school's ASPIRE group in promoting a culture of dialogue and inclusion.

UNAI to host conversation on fracking, 16 July

Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth. For many energy-hungry countries, fracking offers great opportunity. But scientists have warned that this could lead to serious environmental degradation.

Momentum builds to achieve more Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015

The latest UN report on the Millennium Development Goals has both goods news and bad. Many MDG targets have been met, but several lag targets. The UN is urging final push to seize on results and available solutions.

Momentum builds to achieve more Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015

The latest UN report on the Millennium Development Goals has both goos news and bad. Many MDG targets have been met, but several lag targets. The UN is urging final push to seize on results and available solutions.

Second UNAI Collegian Research Paper Contest and Global Conference, 28 August 2014

Academic Impact Korea is inviting students from UNAI member institutions to the Second Collegian Research paper Contest and Global conference

10 finalists for each of the 6 official languages

For winners of UN essay contest, multilingualism makes the world go ‘round

On 27 June 2014, winners of the UNAI - ELS essay contest, Many Languages, One World, attended an International Youth Forum in the United Nations General Assembly Hall.

MOOCs forum

Forum on MOOCs at UN Headquarters, 19 June 2014

The Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and the United Nations Academic Impact hosted a forum on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the Developing World on 19 June 2014 at United Nations Headquarters. The event is also sponsored by the Institute for International Education (IIE). The forum too the form of a debate: will massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide worldwide access to quality higher education, as advocates maintain? Or will MOOCs, as critics fear, foster Western academic dominance, fail to serve those most in need, and undermine local institutions?

Michael Adams Leadership and Service Award

At IAUP conference, Secretary-General receives the first J. Michael Adams Leadership and Service Award

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been awarded the first J. Michael Adams Leadership and Service Award

Sorbonne University introduces new bonus system to promote UN principles

Students at France's Sorbonne University to get bonus marks for student union activity

Winners of multilingual essay contest to meet at UN Headquarters on 27 June 2014

Sixty college and university students from 26 countries have been invited to attend a youth forum at UN Headquarters on 27 June 2014 to discuss the role of multilingualism in a globalized world. They are winners of an international essay contest, organized by ELS Educational Services, Inc. and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) of the Department of Public Information.

Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY

Forum on MOOCs at UNHQ, 19 June 2014

The Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and the United Nations Academic Impact will host a forum on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the Developing World on Thursday, June 19, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters. The event is also sponsored by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

KazNU to host conference on education

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, the UNAI global hub on sustainability, will host the III Asian Universities Forum in Almaty on 21 – 23 May 2014. The theme of the conference is: “Eurasian diversity and the role of universities in sustainable development.”

Archbishop Tutu on CAR: “People must re-learn to live together.”

As the conflict in the Central Africa Republic continues to widen, world leaders have expressed support to the call by the United Nations Secretary-General to end the fighting. The 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa issued the following statement on 20 April in Cape Town.

Reactions to UN climate report call to boycott fossil fuel companies

In a statement delivered at Brown University last week, the Costa Rican diplomat warned that it was harmful to argue that one institution divesting from the fossil fuel industry won’t make a difference.

Archbishop Tutu on CAR: “People must re-learn to live together.”

As the conflict in the Central Africa Republic continues to widen, world leaders have expressed support to the call by the United Nations Secretary-General to end the fighting. The 1984 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of South Africa issued the following statement on 20 April in Cape Town.

University of Essex promotes green innovation and business

University of Essex, a leading university in UK and a member of UNAI, continues t lo lead initiatives in support of the United Nations goal on climate change and sustainability.  Its latest initiative was a seminar on Green Innovation and Business Growth, organized as part of the United Kingdom’s annual Climate Week (3 – 9 March 2014).