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13 December 2017 - The 2018 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report was presented on 11 December 2017 by Liu Zhenmin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, at a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The report outlines prospects for the global economy in the upcoming years. The report focuses on the ways in which a fairer globalization can be achieved through public policies.
Children in a school in New Delhi, India, are watching mobile phones. UNICEF Picture / Ashutosh Sharma
11 December 2017 - UNICEF released Monday its annual flagship report, the State of the World's Children. This year's report focuses on children in the digital age. UNICEF pointed out that digital technologies can be key to changing the fate of vulnerable children, providing them with new opportunities for learning, socializing and expressing their opinions, yet millions of children are being abandoned by an increasingly connected world. 
A view of the high Norwegian Arctic while aboard the Research Vessel Lance (July 2015). UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
On the 6th of December 2017 the United Nations designated the years 2021 to 2030 as the ‘Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development’ to boost international coordination and cooperation in research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks.
March of Dimes Canada, a community-based rehabilitation and advocacy charity for people with disabilities and a United Nations ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organization (NGO), highlights in this article the advantages of partnerships between academics and NGOs to promote research and evidence uptake especially in the disability field.
A child’s bicycle lies amid rubble of a destroyed house in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. (File) Photo: OCHA/Charlotte Cans
4 December 2017 – Voicing concern over the dramatic escalation in fighting in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, and surrounding areas, that have reportedly killed about one hundred people and injured many more, the United Nations called on the parties to the conflict to uphold their obligations under international law and ensure that civilians are not harmed.
In this article, United Nations Academic Impact member Millennium Campus Network (MCN) reports on the ninth annual Millennium Campus Conference (MCC17), held last month in Rabat, Morocco, and its focus on achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
One of the indicators of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, is the extent to which global citizenship education has been mainstreamed at all levels in national education policies, curricula, teacher education and student assessment. In this first of a two-part series on global citizenship education, we interviewed Dr.
30 November 2017 - A panel discussion on “The Olympics, the Earth & Its Citizens” will take place on Wednesday, 13 December 2017, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event is related to the launch of a new annual “Forum to Address Issues of the Environment and Global Citizenship”. The panel will include leaders in science, education, sports, business and international affairs.
Envoy of the Secretary General on South South Cooperation Jorge Chediek at the opening of the Global South South Development Expo in Antalya, Turkey. DPI/Maoqi Li
27 November 2017 – Solutions to today’s critical development challenges exist in the Global South, and every country – large or small, emerging economy or least developed – has something to offer to the world, a senior United Nations official said today, as the 2017 Global South-South Cooperation Expo opened in Antalya, Turkey.
Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to reporters at the Security Council stakeout. UN Photo/Mark Garten
20 November 2017 – Expressing horror at news reports and videos showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being sold as slaves, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on the authorities to urgently investigate the situation and bring the perpetrators to justice.