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Learn more about the second annual J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation Series, featuring retired U.S. Ambassador Thomas Pickering and his reflections on the past and future of the United Nations written by DPI Special Events Intern, Rocio Labrador.
Faces of people from around the world
The International Day for Tolerance is observed each year on 16 November. Learn more here, and read the message from the Director-General of UNESCO for the 2015 commemoration.
Conference participants in a seminar room
In October, the Shanghai UN research Association (SUNRA) organised, with support of the China Academic Net for UN Studies (CANUNS), Japan Association for UN Studies (JAUNS) Korea Academic Council (KACUNS) on the UN in collaboration with Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS), a workshop and seminar on The 15th East Asian Seminar in the UN System. Read more here.
Guest speakers at the podium at the UNAI 5 event
The UN News Centre covered our Fifth Anniversary commemoration yesterday. Find out more here as well as the link to the archived webcast, and the text of the message from the Secretary-General.
Disarmament Poster Competition logo with picture of birds
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the first UN General Assembly resolution, which established the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs is pleased to sponsor the UN Poster for Peace Contest. Learn more here.
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This is the fifth article of the UNAI series “Public Health in the post-2015 development agenda”. Schools and departments of public health at UNAI member institutions were asked to submit articles highlighting research and work relating to the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to showcase the importance of public health in the post-2015 development agenda. Read more from Dr. Regna Darnell from Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.
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Join us to celebrate the fifth anniversary of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). The event will take place on 10 November from 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) is a United Nations publication aiming to strengthen the science-policy interface at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, and provide a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. Learn how you can participate here,
In New York's Central Park earlier this month, Ban Ki-moon unveiled Enlightened Universe, an interactive sculpture by renowned Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarron created in honour of the UN's 70th anniversary. Learn more here.
Educate a Child
As part of its continued effort to highlight the pressing need for primary education for all, Educate A Child officially launched a new book at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in October. Entitled ‘Challenges & Reality’. Educate a child is a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation. The volume contains a new collection of images of out of school children from photojournalist Maher Attar.

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