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The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU), reminds that the registration for the conference on “The Role of Global Citizenship Education in the 2030 Agenda and Beyond” will close on 23 April. The event will take place in the Conference Room 3 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect the global community’s aspirations to build a more peaceful and sustainable future, and its determination to take bold steps that are urgently needed to shift the world towards a sustainable and resilient path. Around the world, however, increasingly complex and protracted crises are affecting humanity, especially with the rise of violent extremism. Consequently, the need for the benefits of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is ever greater.
The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), the American Association of University Women, the United Nations Environment Programme and UNAI member institution Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States) reminds that the registration for the “Students Seeking Solutions Conference: SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation Challenge" will close on 13 April. The event will take place in the Conference Room 2 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Innovative solutions were presented by participants in the conference
This year’s annual Student Leadership Conference on Development engaged over 300 international middle and high school students in sharing perspectives and drafting a consensus Plan of Action around Sustainable Development Goal #13: Take Urgent Action on Climate Change. In this conference held at United Nations Headquarters in New York and organized by United Nations Academic Impact member Global Educational Motivators, students from India, Mexico, the Philippines, the Republic of Georgia and the United States shared ideas and proposed outreach projects based on three subthemes: Education and Public Policy, Science-Based Facts and Predictions, and Human Migrations resulting from climate changes. Over the two-and-one-half days of the conference, the students led discussions both in small groups and with the full assembly, and were responsible for transcribing and integrating inputs from each participating school into the Plan of Action draft.
The Spotlight Initiative discussion held at the ECOSOC Chamber (UN Photo/Sara Jeffar, 12 March 2018)
30 March 2018 – Earlier this month, the European Union (EU) and United Nations advanced on a global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls: the Spotlight Initiative: “Ending Violence against ALL Women and Girls” held in the Economic and Social Council Chamber (ECOSOC) at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The United Nations system, coordinated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Reduction, has guidelines for nations and municipalities to manage natural hazard risk. Foremost among these, in many regards, is the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction. There has also been a rapid increase in mapping, monitoring and warning technologies and tools. For a long time, this legal, institutional and technical apparatus focused on a small number of high-impact natural hazards that account for most deaths, injuries, financial and physical losses: large floods, earthquakes and tsunamis, landslides, tornadoes and coastal storms. More recently, however, the focus has been enlarged to include the many small-to-moderate hazard events and slow-onset hazards such as drought that are less deadly but erode the livelihoods of affected people (see, for example, the 2015 Global Assessment of Disaster Risk Reduction).
The United Nations Academic Impact presents a two-part panel discussion on “Unlearning Intolerance: Women in Mainstream Media” that will take place on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room 8 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz Details from the permanent memorial in acknowledgement of the tragedy and in consideration of the legacy of slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
25 March 2018 - Honouring those who suffered the brutalities of the Transatlantic slave trade, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said the International Day set aside to remember this “epically shameful” chapter of human history is an opportunity raise awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today.
IRSAM delegation members Mark LeBeau and Anna Abraham awaiting the start of a panel on the Spotlight Initiative, a new joint effort by the European Union the United Nations. Photo: Phoebe Warren
On the invitation of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative, Phoebe Warren, Political Science and History major at UNAI member institution McGill University, Canada, has shared the experience of The International Relations Students’ Association of McGill University delegation to the sixty-second Commission on the Status of Women.
The Laghman River, one of Afghanistan’s many waterways, is essential to agriculture and other development in this largely rural eastern province. Photo: Fardin Waezi/UNAMA
“We need new solutions in managing water resources so as to meet emerging challenges to water security caused by population growth and climate change,” said Audrey Azoulay, head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in the foreword of the 
On 15 March 2018 in Beit Sawa, eastern Ghouta. families walk towards Hamourieh where an evacuation exit from Eastern Ghouta has been opened. UNICEF/UN0185408/Sanadiki
“Let us hope that this ceasefire holds, because it is at least one [piece of] good news among very bad news,” said Staffan de Mistura, Special Envoy for Syria, briefing the Security Council via videoconference from Brussels.