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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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This is the fourth 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 SDGs and to showcase the importance of public health in the post-2015 development agenda. Read more from Dr. Helena Ribeiro, Professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of São Paulo on how Public Health Institutions can contribute to the post-2015 Development Agenda.
Professor Douglas Roche
Prof. Douglas Roche appeared at the United Nations Bookshop in New York on 8 October to launch his new book titled: “The UN in the 21st Century”. Prof. Roche was Canada’s Ambassador for disarmament, and was appointed to the Canadian Senate from 1998-2004. UN Academic Impact Intern Laura Phillips got a chance to meet with Prof. Roche beforehand to discuss some of the topics from his book.
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UN Day, celebrated on 24 October each year, marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. Find out more here.
Petra, Jordan illuminated blue for UN70
Plans are underway to turn the world #UNBlue! To celebrate the70th anniversary of the United Nations, iconic monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, and other landmarks across the globe will be lit up blue on UN Day, 24 October, to promote the UN's message of peace and dignity for all. Find out more here.
Picture of panel at "Silent Heroes" event at the German Mission to the UN
Learn about a recent discussion in New York on the work of civil society members who are assisting refugees in this latest article from UN Academic Impact Intern Laura Phillips.
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Today is World Statistics Day! This year’s theme emphasizes the critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development. It also reflects the importance of sustainable national statistical capacity to produce reliable and timely statistics and indicators measuring a country’s progress.
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This is the third 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 SDGs and to showcase the importance of public health in the post-2015 development agenda. Read more from Dr. Dismas Ongore, the Director of the School of Public Health at the University of Nairobi, on the topic of an integrated approach with regard to public health interventions.
Students at UN Headquarters in New York
The International Day of Peace is commemorated each year on 21 September 2015. Over 700 students gathered this year at UN Headquarters in New York as part of a Global Student Videoconference. Learn more about the conference from students studying at East Stroudsburg South High School, a UNAI ASPIRE chapter.