Principles

The United Nations Academic Impact is informed by a commitment to support and advance ten basic principles:

  1. Addressing Poverty - A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education;
  2. Capacity Building - A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world;
  3. Education for All - A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity;
  4. Global Citizenship - A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education;
  5. Access to Higher Education - A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education;
  6. Human Rights - A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech;
  7. Intercultural Dialogue - A commitment to promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.
  8. Peace and Conflict Resolution - A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education;
  9. Sustainability - A commitment to promoting sustainability through education;
  10.  United Nations Charter - A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations

UNAI is aided in its work to advance these principles by hubs, UNAI member institutions that focus on a particular principle in their own activities and in cooperation with other members.  To learn more about each UNAI principle and the hub universities that serve them please visit the Hubs page.