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Chart shows how the climate change tool helps increase communication around climate change issues.
A new tool helps scientists better communicate with communities on climate change issues, helping to raise awareness and stakeholder engagement around this global challenge.
How to be Alive book cover
Can living a lower impact life make you a happier person? Author Colin Beavan stopped by the bookshop at United Nations headquarters in New York to talk about his latest book, How To Be Alive: A Guide to the Kind of Happiness That Helps the World, a road map to achieving happiness and fulfillment through every day choices and actions that can have a big impact on your life, your community and the world.
United Nations peacekeeper in blue helmet
On Tuesday, 26 January more than 200 people attended an event co-hosted by United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and the International Studies Association (ISA) entitled "The United Nations Confronting War and Violence: Lessons after 70 Years." The three hour discussion examined the lessons learned from seventy years of UN conflict resolution and what role academia, research institutions and data collection can play in strengthening peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping. 
Logo for Sustainable Development Goal Number Five
Sustainable Development Goal #5 calls for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. A key to ensuring women and girls have full participation in society is to guarantee their full and unfettered access to healthcare.
Students bring attention to Cooum River pollution.
The Cooum River was once considered a sacred waterway, even holier than the Ganges. But after decades of pollution, it is now filled with untreated sewage, agricultural runoff and industrial waste. Students in the city of Chennai are coming together to bring attention to the issue, and using dance and song to inspire people to help restore the river to its former glory.
Mufti shaking hands with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The 2016 "Annual Dialogue Report", prepared by Media Tenor, was released today and examines ways in which we can build trust and increase dialogue across religious faiths.
Jakarta, slum, poverty, inequality
On 11 and 12 January 2016 UNAI, George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and People Programme International brought together scholars from various disciplines including economics, sociology, psychology, politics and cultural analysis to discuss the causes of poverty and inequality, what could be done to combat these issues and what role the United Nations could play in the process.
Multilingualism
United Nations Academic Impact and ELS Inc. have launched the third annual Many Languages, One World essay contest. Students could win an all expenses paid trip to New York City and the chance to speak in the United Nations General Assembly!
RAF Staff with Ban Ki-moon
The United Nations Department of Public Information is currently seeking applications from young journalists and broadcasters for the 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme.
Happy 2016
UNAI wishes you a Happy New Year filled with exploration, discovery and knowledge!

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