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Science is highly diverse. Each year, World Science Day for Peace and Development offers an opportunity to demonstrate why science is relevant to people&rsquos daily lives and to engage them in debates on related issues. In 2016, the celebration focuses on science centres and science museums to highlight their important contribution to science communication.
4 November 2016 – As the Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the same determination going forward to implement the Agreement as well as to achieve the 
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The Centre for Universal Education at Brookings has extended the deadline for submissions to the 2017 Echidna Global Scholars Program, and will now receive applications until November 14, 2016. Echidna Global Scholars spend nearly five months at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to pursue research on global education issues with an emphasis on girls’ education.
31 October 2016 – About 300 million children in the world are living in areas with outdoor air so toxic – six or more times higher than international pollution guidelines – that it can cause serious health damage, including harming their developing brains, a new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) report has revealed.
24 October 2016 – In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world.
This article from UNAI member university Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture (BNCA) for Women is the fourth in the UNAI START series that looks at Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. Schools and departments of urbanization at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work relating to the design and construction of more resilient and sustainable cities for the 21st century, and to showcase the importance of addressing urbanization in achieving the 2030 Development Agenda.
This article from the Gothenburg City Council is the third in the UNAI START series that looks at Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. UNAI member institutions as well as government leaders and policymakers were asked to submit articles highlighting research and policy development and implementation relating to the design and construction of more resilient and sustainable cities for the 21st century, and to showcase the importance of addressing urbanization in achieving the 2030 Development Agenda.
This article from UNAI Member School New York University is the second in the UNAI START series that looks at Sustainable Development Goal #11:Sustainable Cities and Communities. Schools and departments of urbanization at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work relating to the design and construction of more resilient and sustainable cities for the 21st century, and to showcase the importance of addressing urbanization in achieving the 2030 Development Agenda.
Today, 54 per cent of the world's population lives in urban areas, accounting for more than 70 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and consuming close to two thirds of the world's energy.  Projections show that the number of city dwellers will only increase, reaching 6 billion inhabitants by 2050.