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#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.

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