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Panel of Experts Discuss Using Emotional Intelligence to Achieve the SDGS

On Friday, 17 May United Nations Academic Impact hosted a conference entitled “Unlocking Your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs” in which experts in the fields of emotional intelligence, mindfulness and nonviolent communication explained how these tools could help achieve a more peaceful and prosperous world.

JCI and SDSN Youth launch joint program to empower the next generation of SDG innovators

We are excited to share an extraordinary opportunity for young innovators. Junior Chamber International (JCI) and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth  (SDSN Youth) are partnering to offer young people the recognition, tools, training and resources needed to scale their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)-focused projects.

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CMR University hosts workshop to raise awareness on Sustainable Development Goals

On 4 April 2018, the CMR University (India) students orchestrated a workshop with the goal to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations from the grass root level, which could be relatable to all the sections of society.

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Al-Farabi KazNU Model UN Conference focuses on Silk Way regional collaboration on SDGs

The impact of the Silk Way regional collaboration on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals was discussed by the students of Al Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) and about 300 guest-participants from Central and South Asia (CSA).

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A child washes himself in Kallyanpur, a slum in Bangladesh's capital, Dhaka. As of 2006 figures, 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, while 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation. Photo credit: Kibae Park.
UNAI QUIZ: SDG 6 - CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in and there is enough fresh water on the planet to achieve this. However, due to bad economics or poor infrastructure millions of people, including children, die every year from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

A little girl speaks to the ocean. Finalist of the World Oceans Day Photo Competition 2017 / Dragos Dumitrescu, Romania.
UNAI QUIZ: World Oceans Day

8 June is World Oceans Day and an opportunity to remind everyone of the major role oceans play in everyday life.

They are the lungs of our planet, providing 70% of the oxygen we breathe, they hold 97% of the planet’s water and contribute to poverty eradication by creating sustainable livelihoods, providing decent work and global food security, oceans are the primary regulator of global climate, and they host huge reservoirs of biodiversity.

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Meet Our Intern: Matthew

"Each day at the UN I learned something new and was surrounded by compassionate people who strive to make the world a better place," Matthew Pampin describes his experience as an intern for United Nations Academic Impact in the Department of Global Communications.

Peacekeepers walk with local children in Dili. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe
UNAI QUIZ: International Day of UN Peacekeepers

UN peacekeeping is a flexible, evolving instrument that brings together political, security and technical tools at its disposal to assist countries in making the difficult transition from conflict to peace. Peacekeeping is truly a global partnership and Member States reflect strong global confidence in the value of the UN’s flagship enterprise. Peacekeeping has also proven to be a solid investment in global peace, security, and prosperity.

Two children pose for a photo on their way to school in Timbuktu, Mali. Photo credit: Marco Dormino
UNAI QUIZ: SDG 5 – Gender Equality

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment, including equal access to primary education between girls and boys, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.

Children attend class at a local school in Dili, Timor-Leste. Photo credit: Ron Haviv
UNAI Quiz: SDG 4 Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.

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