The conference report summarizes the outcomes of the two-day roundtable event ‘Strengthening the UN’s Research Uptake’.
The United Nations system faces a constant demand for evidence-based research which can be met by researchers in the academic and think tank community. Nevertheless, the implementation of this cooperation often faces considerable obstacles.
Headquarters of Antonio Meneghetti Faculdade, Brazil. Photo: Fundação Antonio Meneghetti
19 August 2017- Antonio Meneghetti Faculdade (AMF), a Brazilian member of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), invites all UNAI members to participate in the international symposium “Contemporary Pedagogy: Responsibility and Training for the Future's Society” in Paris on 6 September. Applicants are asked to submit their letter of motivation (maximum 500 words) until 30 August to
Participants of the Model UN New Silk Way. Photo: Rafis Abazov
18 August 2017- The Global Hub UNAI on Sustainability Al Farabi Kazakh National University has contributed to the workshop of the Model UN - New Silk Way Program discussing collaboration opportunities for the Silk Road countries on 21 July 2017.  The workshop was organized by the Model UN - New Silk Way program for the international and national students – participants of the Silk Road Summer School in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Ithaca area students present at United Nations Youth Briefing. Photo: Drew Noden
18 August 2017 - The Youth Voices on Substance Abuse: A Guide to Empowerment and Action program engaged over one hundred upstate New York high school students in studies of key human rights documents, like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals, followed by readings and classroom discussions exploring the causes and results of potentially addictive substance use.
Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file)
14 August 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
ELS Educational Services, in partnership with the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), invited 60 student essay contest winners from around the world to attend the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum in New York City, NY, and the Global Youth Symposium at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. from 16-26 July, 2017.
Liam Hackett, CEO of Ditch the Label, discusses education strategies for the prevention of violent extremism during this year's Prevention Forum at the United Nations.
Ditch the Label --an international anti-bullying charity working across the UK, US and Mexico that participated in a recent United Nations Academic Impact co-organized ‘Prevention Forum’ — has just published the findings of the largest ever UK study of bullying.
10th International Scientific Conference on "Energy and Climate Change"
The tenth International Scientific Conference on “Energy and Climate Change” will take place at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) on 11-13 October 2017 in Athens, Greece. The conference has been organized by the Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) of NKUA, coordinator of PromitheasNet, under the auspices of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) and the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).
Ramu Damodaran, chief of the United Nations Academic Impact, addresses the the attendees of this year's IAUP conference in Vienna, Austria. (Photo:
The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)’s general assembly took place in Vienna, Austria from 5-8 July 2017. This year’s conference did not only provide IAUP members with a platform to discuss challenges and changes faced by higher education across the globe but also introduced a second conference: the “Young Scientist Conference”. This conference invited scholars from around the world to discuss the topic of sustainability in regard to two special fields: global challenges and mobility of the future.
Many Languages, One World 2017: Meet the Winners: Jimena. Photo: ELS
Jimena Chacon Quesada is a winner of Many Languages, One World® 2017 and will be attending the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum in Boston and New York City!