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The latest UN report on the Millennium Development Goals has both goos news and bad. Many MDG targets have been met, but several lag targets. The UN is urging final push to seize on results and available solutions.
Academic Impact Korea is inviting students from UNAI member institutions to the Second Collegian Research paper Contest and Global conference
10 finalists for each of the 6 official languages
On 27 June 2014, winners of the UNAI - ELS essay contest, Many Languages, One World, attended an International Youth Forum in the United Nations General Assembly Hall.
MOOCs forum
The Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and the United Nations Academic Impact hosted a forum on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the Developing World on 19 June 2014 at United Nations Headquarters. The event is also sponsored by the Institute for International Education (IIE). The forum too the form of a debate: will massive open online courses (MOOCs) provide worldwide access to quality higher education, as advocates maintain? Or will MOOCs, as critics fear, foster Western academic dominance, fail to serve those most in need, and undermine local institutions?
ASPIRE, which stands for Action by Students to Promote Innovation and Reform through Education, is a university student-driven initiative uniting to promote United Nations Academic Impact’s vision of institutions of higher education and research. ASPIRE embodies UNAI’s ten principles within student communities around the world and shares its vision of “Sharing a Culture of Intellectual Social Responsibility.” Junya Ogasawara is a student of JF Oberlin University. Junya spoke at the International Association of University Presidents, or IAUP, triennial conference held in Yokohama from 11-14 June 2014.
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University hosted the Third Asian Universities Forum in Kazakhstan, 21 - 22 May 2014
Michael Adams Leadership and Service Award
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been awarded the first J. Michael Adams Leadership and Service Award
Students at France's Sorbonne University to get bonus marks for student union activity
ELSpic
Sixty winners of the "Many languages, One world" essay contest will gather in New York on 27 June 2014 for an international youth forum.
Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY
The Rockefeller Institute of Government of SUNY and the United Nations Academic Impact will host a forum on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) in the Developing World on Thursday, June 19, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters. The event is also sponsored by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

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