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Forecast of the World Economy featured in new UN report

The Economic Analysis and Policy Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched this month the World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2018.

Role of universities in global citizenship addressed during seminar at UN Headquarters

With the collaboration of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution Al Farabi Kzakh National University (KazNU) co-organized the event entitled "Educating younger generations on global citizenship through intercultural literacy" that recently took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 4

Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

NYU Shanghai inspires universities around the world with its GoGreen initiative

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member institution New York University Shanghai developed itsGoGreen initiative in 2015. The initiative has now been expanded to other universities, including one in Israel.

St. Mary's University hosted discussion to explain how the UN connects with academia

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) member St. Mary's University hosted an event last month to discuss interactions between the United Nations and institutions of higher education.

United Nations projects an increase in the world's urban population

The Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched this week the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects.

A true story about a Mayan weaver from the highlands of Guatemala: Sheba Velasco

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) as part of its outreach efforts about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development shares this story as written by Sheba Velasco, a culture and language interpreter. The relevance of indigenous peoples for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was highlighted in the recent 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues that recently took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York,

Student at Pomona College leads a "zero-waste" commencement initiative

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), as part of its outreach efforts about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, shares this story submitted by Pomona College, a UNAI member institution, on an initiative in line with the UNAI principle on sustainability.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 3

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 3: Ensure ehealthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

University students find solutions to achieve SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

With the collaboration of the Lehigh University, the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) co-organized the Students Seeking Solutions Conference: SDG 6 Challenge that recently took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

On Chinese Language Day: Education in China and the SDGs

A panel discussion on “Education in China and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 20 April 2018 with the participation of Chinese scholars as well as representatives of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York.

Partnership between universities and local governments featured in START seminar

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) hosted a seminar on 10 April 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York that addressed partnerships in the state of Kerala, India between educational institutions and local governments in support of sustainable development. The seminar focused on meeting the essential needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Global security challenges discussed at Model UN hosted by Al Farabi Kazakh National University

The UNAI Global Hub on Sustainability jointly with the Model United Nations (Model UN) New Silk Way Program organized the International Student Conference "Model UN - New Silk Way-2018" (MUN NSW-2018) in Almaty at Al Farabi Kazakh National University (Al Farabi KazNU) from April 27-29. The delegates of the conference focused on the global challenges of the 21st century, including the events in the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula.

CTAUN Conference focused on the protection of children

The Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN)—a long-time partner of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative—held its 19th Annual Conference last month at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Over 600 educators from the United States and other countries took part in the meeting.

2018 United Nations Global Citizenship Education Seminar

With the collaboration of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) co-organized the 2018 United Nations Global Citizenship Education Seminar that recently took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Importance of academia highlighted in the 40th session of the UN Committee on Information

During the general debate of the 40th session of the Committee on Information (COI) that was held this week at United Nations Headquarters in New York, a number of Member States of this intergovernmental body highlighted the critical importance of academia and the institutions of higher education as partners of the United Nations.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 2

It is time to rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. If done right, agriculture, forestry and fisheries can provide nutritious food for all and generate decent incomes, while supporting people-centred rural development and protecting the environment. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!

“What matters in the job market is what’s in the head, not on it”: the 2015 UN-Making of Hate Diversity Contest winner “With or Without”

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) presents a series of articles on some of the projects implemented by the recipients of the UN-Making of Hate Diversity Contest held in 2015. The contest was born out of a partnership between the UNHATE Foundation of United Colors of Benetton and UNAI oriented on young people’s grassroots efforts in ending hate and intolerance.

#SDGsinAcademia: Goal 1

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. This week we are featuring in our #SDGsinAcademia series Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere. Check out the targets of this Goal and what UNAI member institutions are doing about it!