You can find recent speeches relating to the work of the UN Academic Impact given by the UN Secretary-General and Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information as well as recent press releases below.


Speeches by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

6 November 2013,  Simferopol, Ukraine. Secretary-General, in message, applauds Black Sea Universities Network for leading his Academic Impact Initiative’s Global Hub on Sustainability.

23 August 2013, Seoul, Republic of Korea.  Secretary-General, at United Nations Academic Impact event in Seoul, reiterates his resolve to advance education for all, especially girls.

Speeches by Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal


Press releases

15 November 2013. Youth Forum on ‘Making a Difference’ to Mark Third Anniversary of United Nations Academic Impact, 18 November.

30 October 2013. United Nations Academic Impact, Council on Foreign Relations to host talk on global heath threats at Headquarters, 1 November. 

Archived speeches for the period 2010 – 2012 can be accessed here.