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The Global Bioethics Initiative is now accepting applications for its annual International Bioethics Summer School from 11-22 July 2016 in New York City!
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) and President François Hollande of France brief the press. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
22 April 2016 – As 175 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement at United Nations Headquarters today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the next critical step is
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left), UNFCCC's Christiana Figueres (left), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), and President François Hollande of France (right), celebrate histo
22 April 2016 – With their signatures of the landmark Paris climate accord, “governments made a covenant with the future,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the end of a United Nations ceremony that saw the largest single-day turn-out for such an event, and which puts the world on a path towards low-carbon growth and a more sustainable future.
This year marks the last year in office for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, which means that the race is on to selected a new SG to lead the organization for the next five years.  The post of Secretary-General has been described as “the most impossible job in the world”, while the official UN description says the job is “Equal parts diplomat and advocate, civil servant and CEO.”  
UN Under-Secretary-General Cristina Gallach accepts donation for UNAI from Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin of the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations.
The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations has donated $200,000 to United Nations Academic Impact to support UNAI’s outreach, engagement and advocacy initiatives with education and research communities around the world. Since 2013, the Government of India has contributed $500,000 to UNAI as part of its commitment to promote quality education, global citizenship and collaboration among academic institutions around the world.
Cover of Chinese Edition of the United Nations yearbook Express
UNAI member Soochow University's innovative Master of Translation and Interpreting (MTI) program works with the UN to translate the United Nations Yearbook Express into Chinese, a project that the university and its students see as their intellectual and social contribution to help realize the purposes and mandates of the United Nations.
Youth for Peace law contest logo
UNAI member institution, International University "MITSO", one of the oldest universities of Republic of Belarus, is pleased to announce the call for applications for its international law competition “Youth for Peace”, the culmination of which will be a conference from 26 to 29 September 2016 in Minsk, Belarus.
Mosquitoes in a laboratory. Removing stagnant water used by these insects to breed is crucial in combating the spread of Zika. Photo: FAO/Simon Miana
By Daniel R. Lucey The recent recognition of Zika as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization raises the question of whether global pandemics are the "new normal". SARS, MERS, H1N1, Ebola and Zika are just a few examples of global health emergencies the world has seen in the last decade, and Dr. Daniel R. Lucey, an epidemiologist who has spent decades covering some of the most virulent outbreaks around the world, says there are important lessons we can take to apply when, not if, the next pandemic arises.
Child born with microcephaly.
By Alexandra Phelan & Lawrence O. Gostin Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases reveal the root causes of ill-health worldwide: poverty, inequality, and discrimination. The current Zika virus outbreak is no different, exposing systemic injustices in global health. How can we safeguard human rights during the Zika epidemic and beyond, including international law, justice, and health equalities?
Gender and innovation
In September 2015 the international community adopted the 2030 Agenda, which included 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  While these goals cover a range of issues almost all of them have goals related to gender embedded in them.  This is in large part due to the realization by governments, civil society and other stakeholders that when women are included across all sectors of society communities benefit.  

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