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University of San Simón highlights the need for positive values on the International Day of Peace

The University of San Simón - UMSS (Bolivia), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), and in particular its International Affairs Office, held a wide range of activities to celebrate the International Day of Peace, an observance created by the United Nations General Assembly devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples

SDSN-Youth launches the Global Schools Program to engage students with the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network - SDSN, a partner of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently announced the launching of the first digital hub of SDG resources for schools and educators through the Global Schools Program. This program is an initiative led by SDSN Youth in support of UNESCO’s Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development (GAP-ESD)

Innovative organ transplant procedure at the teaching hospital of the University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), and in particular the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed the world’s first living donor liver transplant from an HIV positive mother to her HIV negative child. It is now more than a year since the operation and both mother and child are alive and thriving

League of European Research Universities highlights role of institutions of higher education to advance the SDGs

The League of European Research Universities - LERU (Belgium), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), created an ad hoc group on university development cooperation, in order to find ways to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the policies on education, research and outreach of the institutions of higher education

Monash University wins United Nations Momentum for Change climate action award

Monash University (Australia), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently was announced as a winner of the United Nations Momentum for Change climate action award. The Net Zero Initiative by Monash University in partnership with ClimateWorks Australia, was the only project presented by an institution of higher education. According to the University, the goal is to achieve net zero carbon emissions from Monash’s built environment by 2030, paving the way to a future powered entirely by renewable energy.

University of Turabo undertakes research on global citizenship among UNAI member institutions

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) believes that promoting global citizenship allows individuals to embrace their social responsibility to act for the benefit of all societies, not just their own. Ana G. Méndez University System (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) which is the UNAI Global Hub for Global Citizenship, and the University of Turabo in particular, is undertaking the research project "Words, terms and concepts that reflect understanding of global citizenship: A quantitative descriptive study"

Students and faculty of Bishop Benziger College of Nursing actively participate in flood relief efforts

Bishop Benziger College of Nursing - BBCON (India), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently participated in a significant relief initiative in the state of Kerala, seriously affected by heavy rain fall for more than three months. Support extended by students and faculty helped with the expedited restoration of academic activities at the Sanatana Dharma College

Challenges faced by journalists in Afghanistan were shown at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), recently organized a photo exhibition entitled Journalism in Afghanistan and a special event dedicated to the memory of a graduate from the Class of 2015, Said Samim Faramarza, who died while performing official duties as journalist working for the TOLOnews television channel, in an explosion that took place in the Afghan capital

1 in every 3 teenagers has experienced bullying: #ENDViolence in Schools

"For millions of students around the world, the school environment is not a safe space to study and grow. It is a danger zone where they learn in fear." UNICEF's recent report on violence in schools sheds light on just how prevalent bullying remains and how it affects societies around the world. The report details not only it's longlasting repercussions on students, but its economic and social impacts as well.

De Montfort University students supported organizations and communities working with refugees across Europe

De Montfort University - DMU (United Kingdom), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), promotes active learning with a social purpose among its students, encouraging them to travel across Europe to help refugees. This institution of higher education recently announced its new strategic plan, crafted in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The students travelled to support refugees in four different European cities. The idea was to get hands-on experience with groups or communities supporting refugees and other disadvantaged people

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Kevin O Hanlon, Deputy Chief of Security

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly is underway and the eyes of the world are on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's profile, meet Kevin O Hanlon, Deputy Chief of the Department of Safety and Security, who helps ensure the safety of thousands of UN staff year round and Heads of State during the UNGA.

Internship in New Zealand ‘life-changing’ for a Métis student of the University of Manitoba

Valdine Flaming, a Métis student of the University of Manitoba (Canada), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), participated in an internship programme at the Whakauae Research for Maori Health and Development in Whanganui, New Zealand

The New School launches initiative to host scholars facing persecution in their home countries

The New School (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), launched a new initiative entitled the New University in Exile Consortium, a group of universities and colleges committed to protecting intellectual capital and free inquiry around the world

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Yoshita Singh, Chief Correspondent for the Press Trust of India

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high-level debate with world leaders! Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy, and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's interview, meet Yoshita Singh, Chief Correspondent for the Press Trust of India at the UN, who talks about the highs and lows of covering the UNGA and the moments she will never forget.

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Flora NDucha, Chief UN News Kiswahili

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high-level debate with world leaders! Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy, and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In this interview, we'd like to introduce you to Flora NDucha, Chief of UN News Kiswahili, who describes how she landed her dream job by pursuing her passion.

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Mélida Buendía, Senior Spanish Interpreter

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's profile, meet Mélida Buendía, Senior Spanish Interpreter in the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management, whose voice has been heard by thousands of delegates over her 20 year career covering the General Assembly.

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Hans Grohmann, Senior Protocol Officer

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In today's installment, meet Hans Grohmann,Senior Protocol Officer, who describes the secret to welcoming dignitaries from 193 countries.

Behind the Scenes of the United Nations General Assembly: Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The 73rd United Nations General Assembly begins this week and the eyes of the world will be on United Nations Headquarters in New York and the high level debate with world leaders. Over the next week United Nations Academic Impact will introduce you to some of the people behind the scenes of the UNGA and they'll tell you what it's like to be on the front lines of what has been called the World Cup of Diplomacy and what it takes to pursue a career in international affairs. In the first interview from our series, meet Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Guilford College campus welcomes and supports refugees creating long-lasting ties

Guilford College (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), established the Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) programme, led by Diya Abdo, associate professor. ECAR is based on the fact that campuses are equipped with all the necessary resources to host refugees and support them in their resettlement

Autonomous University of Central America offers educational opportunities to older persons

The Autonomous University of Central America (Costa Rica), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), has developed an initiative entitled Integral Development of the Older Adult Person, aimed to provide different opportunities for integration and personal development to the older persons