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Women and Girls in Science Podcast Series: Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist and Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University whose research helps stakeholders from a variety of fields better understand the impacts of climate change on human and environmental systems and provides a scientific foundation for addressing these consequences. Listen to UNAI’s interview with Prof. Hayhoe to hear about climate change’s potential to be a threat multiplier, how her communication around climate change has evolved, and how women, girls and all young people can take climate action and help find solutions.

Kristu Jayanti College promotes No-Poverty programmes in Indian villages

Kristu Jayanti College (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere, launched action-oriented programmes on campus and in neighboring villages, focusing on the theme Samruddha Vishwa (No Poverty).

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 15

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the University of Zanjan (Iran), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss.

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 6

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the University of Manitoba (Canada), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

'Addiction is a disease, not a choice', UNODC event highlights role of education in fighting stigma around drug use

30 January 2019 – A special event was hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) last Thursday, 24 January to spotlight the negative impact of stigma that surrounds drug addiction and the importance of education in the prevention of this growing problem.

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University holds Model UN roundtable discussion at Mission of Kazakhstan

The Model UN-New Silk Way Initiative provides master degree students from Al-Farabi Kazakh University with a 10-day academic exchange programme to enhance their understanding of peacebuilding and diplomacy.

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 14

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the University of Bergen(Norway), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

‘Education transforms lives’ says UN chief on first-ever International Day of Education

Education is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development because it gives people across the world the skills needed to realize all 17 Global Goals (SDGs), said the UN chief on Thursday, marking the first-ever International Day of Education.

Call for Submissions: Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in SDG Implementation

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) is launching a call for submissions of good practices, success stories and lessons learned in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Signs suggest global economic growth spurt has peaked but will remain steady at 3 percent in 2019–2020

Economic prospects threatened by weakened support for multilateralism, tightening of financial conditions and heightened trade tensions

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 13

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the University of Zurich (Switzerland), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 12

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

#SDGsinAcademia: SDG Hub for Goal 11

This week our #SDGsinAcademia series features Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), a member institution of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

UN hosts seminar on the new geopolitics of artificial intelligence

The Policy and Mediation Division of the Department of Political Affairs at the United Nations hosted a seminar on the New Geopolitics of Artificial Intelligence presented by Eleonore Pauwels.

#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.