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Public Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda Series: How Public Health Institutions can contribute to the post-2015 Development Agenda

This is the fourth article of the UNAI series “Public health in the post-2015 development agenda”. Schools and departments of public health at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work relating to the proposed SDGs and to showcase the importance of public health in the post-2015 development agenda. Read more from Dr. Helena Ribeiro, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of São Paulo on how Public Health Institutions can contribute to the post-2015 Development Agenda.

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A Q&A with Doug Roche – The UN in the 21st Century

Prof. Douglas Roche appeared at the United Nations Bookshop in New York on 8 October to launch his new book titled: “The UN in the 21st Century”. Prof. Roche was Canada’s Ambassador for disarmament, and was appointed to the Canadian Senate from 1998-2004. UN Academic Impact Intern Laura Phillips got a chance to meet with Prof. Roche beforehand to discuss some of the topics from his book.

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Celebrating UN Day on 24 October! #UN70

UN Day, celebrated on 24 October each year, marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. Find out more here.

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70th Anniversary of the United Nations: Turn the World Blue!

Plans are underway to turn the world #UNBlue! To celebrate the70th anniversary of the United Nations, iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks across the globe will be lit up blue on UN Day, 24 October, to promote the UN's message of peace and dignity for all. Find out more here.

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“Silent Heroes” – Civil Society and the Refugee Crisis

Learn about a recent discussion in New York on the work of civil society members who are assisting refugees in this latest article from UN Academic Impact Intern Laura Phillips.

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World Statistics Day: "Better Data. Better Lives".

Today is World Statistics Day! This year’s theme emphasizes the critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development. It also reflects the importance of sustainable national statistical capacity to produce reliable and timely statistics and indicators measuring a country’s progress.

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Public Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda Series: Integrated Approach Needed to Improve Health Outcomes

This is the third article of the UNAI series “Public Health in the post-2015 development agenda”. Schools and departments of Public Health at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work relating to the proposed SDGs and to showcase the importance of public health in the post-2015 development agenda. Read more from Dr. Dismas Ongore, the Director of the School of Public Health at the University of Nairobi, on the topic of an integrated approach with regard to public health interventions.

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Aspiring Towards a More Peaceful World: Reflections from students on the International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is commemorated each year on 21 September 2015. Over 700 students gathered this year at UN Headquarters in New York as part of a Global Student Videoconference. Learn more about the conference from students studying at East Stroudsburg South High School, a UNAI ASPIRE chapter.

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UN Academic Impact J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation Series: 30 October 2015 at UN Headquarters

The 2nd annual United Nations Academic Impact J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation Series will be held on 30 October from 1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. in Conference Room 4 at UN Headquarters. RSVP here.

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Laura swaps Old Aberdeen for New York

What's it like to be an Intern with the United Nations Academic Impact team during the busiest time in the UN calendar: The High Level Debate of the General Assembly? Find out in this interview with UNAI Intern Laura Phillips courtesy of UNAI Member, Aberdeen University.

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The Global Diplomacy Lab: “The Next 70 years: from the United Nations to the United Actors”

Are you in New York or visiting next week? You may be interested to attend the moderated discussion from The Global Diplomacy Lab.

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World Post Day - 9 October 2015: "Posts claim their place in the changing communication landscape"

Did you know, World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October. The purpose of the Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries. Learn more here.

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Public Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda Series: Addressing Inequalities of End-of-Life Care Through a Public Health and Integrated Approach: from MDG 6 to SDG 3, by Liz Grant, University of Edinburgh

This is the second article of the UNAI series “Public Health in the post-2015 development agenda”. Schools and departments of public health at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work relating to the proposed SDGs and to showcase the importance of public health in the post-2015 development agenda.

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2016 CTAUN Conference at UN Headquarters

The 2016 CTAUN Conference will take place at UN Headquarters, New York on Friday 22 January 2016. The theme of the conference is: “Stewardship for a Sustainable World: Education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Learn more from CTAUN about this conference and the accompanying poster competition below.

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Public Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda Series: Ensuring Disability and Development are part of the SDGs

This is the first article of the UNAI series “Public Health in the post-2015 development agenda”. Here Dr. Shamanna, Associate Professor at the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Hyderabad writes on the topic of "Ensuring Disability and Development are part of the SDGs".

Behind the scenes at the UN General Assembly

This is one of the busiest weeks of the year at the United Nations: The General Debate of the 70th Session of the General Assembly has been ongoing since Monday. World leaders and diplomats have gathered in New York. Take a look at this video from 2010 to see what it's really like behind the scenes!

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Public Health in the post-2015 Development Agenda: A new series of articles

UN Academic Impact is launching a new series of articles that take a closer look at what is being done, and what can be done by research institutions and schools of public health to advance Global Goal 3: "Good Health and Well-being." Find out more from UN Academic Impact Intern, Zinnia Batliwalla.

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The UN Academic Impact 10 Principles: An illustrated booklet from UNAI member the European Institute Pegaso

The European Institute Pegaso, a member of the United Nations Academic Impact has produced a beautiful illustrated booklet of the UN Academic Impact 10 Principles.

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetam: A success story in the usage of technology based vocational training in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

UNAI Member Amrita University in India reports on technology-based vocational training for women as part of their Women Empowerment Project. Read more here.

The United Nations at 70: A Time to Reflect

The United Nations turns 70 this year providing the perfect opportunity to reflect on what the organization has accomplished and the challenges ahead, and the important role that universities, research institutions and think tanks can play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for the future we want.