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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

ASPIRE Chapter of East Stroudsburg Opens Conversation on Mental Health

The United Nations ASPIRE chapter of East Stroudsburg put the Sustainable Development Goal on good health and well-being into action to make a positive impact upon their community, through their panel discussion titled “Mental Health Matters”.

#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 3

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series New Giza University (Egypt), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Young Indian historian takes his bicycle around the world to spread Gandhi's message among students

Within the framework of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, not only the leader of the Indian independence movement but also the most recognized figure and advocate on non-violence, Dnyaneshwar Yewatkar, an Indian citizen from city of Wardha in the state of Maharashtra, has embarked in a journey that has led him to travel to more than fifteen countries in Asia and the Americas, with the sole purpose of spreading the basic message of Gandhi

#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 2

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series the University of Pretoria (South Africa), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

SUNY New Paltz creates innovative training program on the fundamentals of sustainable development

The State University of New York - SUNY New Paltz (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), launched the Sustainability Faculty Learning Community, a year-long workshop-based program that trains faculty members in the fundamentals of sustainable development to provide them with up-to-date material that they can bring back to their classrooms

Researchers from Roskilde University develop climate-friendly asphalt

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), as part of its outreach efforts about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, highlights two research projects in line with Goal 13: Climate action, headed by Professor Jeppe Dyre from Roskilde University, a UNAI member institution located in Denmark. This story is based on an article published by RUC Communications & Press.

International seminar at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University addressed pressing issues on urban development

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University - KazNU (Kazakhstan), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently organized a seminar with the theme "Celebrating World Cities Day: Partnership for Sustainable Development and Viable Cities". The event aimed to draw attention to the problems of urban development, within the framework of the World Cities Day

#SDGsinAcademia - SDG Hub for Goal 1

This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Kristu Jayanti College (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) that has been chosen as the SDG Hub for Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

UNAI announces its inaugural class of SDG Hubs: Connecting universities and colleges with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is pleased to announce our new SDG Hubs, UNAI members selected as exemplars for their innovative engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Institutions have been designated for three-year renewable terms and will serve as resources for best practices for the UNAI network

Western University encourages students to take action on global issues and challenges

Western University (Canada), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has been organizing during the past few years the World’s Challenge Challenge, an event aimed to engage university students in the discussion and debate about world issues, and to bring ideas from many different perspectives to the table

University of Makeni conducts research on psychological aid in the context of humanitarian crisis

The University of Makeni (Sierra Leone), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently presented through its Mental Health Program the findings of Psychological First Aid - PFA research conducted during a study that took place in the districts of Port Loko, Western Urban, Western Rural, Kenema and Kailahun

Carlos III University of Madrid launches the Discrimination and Inequality Laboratory

Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently launched the Discrimination and Inequality Laboratory (D-Lab) which provides the necessary infrastructure to carry out experimental field research in the area of social sciences concerning discrimination in the labour market

Andrés Bello Catholic University develops an online training program on the SDGs for community-based organizations

Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has developed an innovative program for leaders of community-based organizations about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to facilitate a space of interactive dialogue, training and development of skills, to enable the generation of practical ideas to advance the SDGs

University of Malaya implements the 'Zero Waste Campaign' as a contribution to sustainability

The University of Malaya (Malaysia), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has been implementing the Zero Waste Campaign (UM ZWC) aimed to achieve a campus with zero waste to landfill with an integrated and sustainable waste management model. In the next years, this initiative will play a vital role in the collection of recyclable materials and the organic waste recycling