Global Hub UNAI on Sustainability at Al Farabi KazNU has contributed to the work of the session "Smart and Sustainable Cities of the Future" at the 10th Astana Economic Forum (AEF) which took place on June 15 and 16, 2017 in Astana city, Kazakhstan. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP, Kazakhstan) organized the session and it focused on the challenges of rapid urbanization especially in developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. 
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There are many ways to approach the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One approach is in terms of human security, which is concerned with the root causes of various threats ranging from international conflicts to internal strife, climate-related disasters, health pandemics, food shortages and economic downturns.
“Yoga is about our ability to feel yoga in our souls, to connect it to our minds and to integrate […] with nature and the planet”—so Dr. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the New York office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in her opening remarks to  the “Conversation on Yoga for Health” held on 21 June 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
With Uganda hosting almost one million South Sudanese refugees “as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged the international community to show solidarity with those that had fled their homes, as well as with the Ugandan Government and people.
It has been a long time since the North Lawn garden of the United Nations in New York has been used, due to the eight-year renovation of the Secretariat building and grounds, but something of its intended natural life finally returned to the green space yesterday, 20 June 2017: the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations had invited yogis from all walks of life to a yoga session in celebration of the third International Day of Yoga.
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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of senior officials as his envoys, respectively, for promoting universal accessibility, on the rights of young people, and to guide the implementation of the Organization's new approach to tackle cholera in Haiti.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan skips rope with students at the School of Peace at a internally displaced peoples site in the Lake Region, Chad. She visited the conflict-affected region in April 2017. UNICEF/Sokhin
In a historic first, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating for girls' education since fleeing war-torn Syria in 2013, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.
A majority of children aged between three- and four-years-old in 74 countries, or about 40 million, have fathers who do not play or engage in early learning activities with them, according to a new study released today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
The traditional separation between academia and the professional world is becoming more porous and dynamic. How, in that regard, will the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) affect universities and vice versa?
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