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December Goal of the Month - Affordable and Clean Energy

Sustainable energy has the power to fuel progress across the Sustainable Development Agenda. This month, we are highlighting Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean energy as the Goal of the Month, in light of the Madrid Climate Change Conference (COP25).

A view of the Middelgruden offshore wind farm in Denmark consisting of 20 turbines (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)
Leading the Transformation to an Energy Efficient Future

On the anniversary of the program launch, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is the Energy Policy and Development Centre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), hub for SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.

Recreational activities for students and faculty on campus (Photo credit: Ahfad University for Women)
Empowering Women by Creating Awareness

On the anniversary of the program launch, we’re taking this opportunity to check in with some of the hub schools to highlight their scholarship and activities over the past twelve months and look ahead to future initiatives. The next school profiled in our anniversary series is Ahfad University for Women (Sudan), hub for SDG 5: Gender Equality.

Peter Weiss, keynote speaker of the sixth UNAI J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation
'I was 20 in 1945': UNAI Hosts its Sixth J. Michael Adams Lecture and Conversation

During this year’s lecture, international human rights pioneer Peter Weiss shared his decades of work in international human rights law, and his reflections on what the emergence of the United Nations meant to the world at the time when the Organization came into being.

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UNAI Quiz: Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.

UN Women Viet Nam/Pham Quoc Hung Girls studying science in Viet Nam. Globally, while more girls are attending school than before, girls are significantly under-represented in STEM subjects in many settings and they appear to lose interest in STEM subjects
UNAI Quiz: World Science Day for Peace and Development

World Science Day for Peace and Development is 10 November! The day underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives and highlights the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.

A student at Harry C Primary School uses the 'tippy-tap' hand washing station, while members of the school's Child Health Club clean the school toilets. Mansourey Village, Western-Rural District, Sierra Leone. UNICEF Sierra Leone/2015/Kassaye/
UNAI Quiz: World Toilet Day

Did you know that 60% of the world’s population, or 4.5 billion people, live without a toilet or have one that doesn’t adequately dispose of waste? Or that 892 million people still practice open defecation? Exposure to human feces on this scale has a devastating impact upon public health, living and working conditions, nutrition, education and economic productivity across the world.

Photo credit: De Montfort University
My Thoughts, My Fears, My Hopes: A Personal Reflection on the Next 25 Years

This essay is by De Montfort University (DMU) PhD student Nabeelah Ahmed Omarjee. Nabeelah ran a workshop at this year’s UN Civil Society conference in Salt Lake City, United States, as part of a DMU delegation.

UNAI Quiz: World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year on 16 October, promoting worldwide action to promote food security and nutritious diets for all.

Over 820 million people in the world suffer chronic undernourishment, 60 per cent of them women, and each day 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes, a child every second. But amidst this hunger, there is also an epidemic of obesity due to a lack of access to nutritious, healthy food.

A view from the dais in the General Assembly Hall two days prior to the opening of the seventy-second session of the Assembly's annual debate.  UN Photo/Kim Haughton
UNAI Quiz: The General Assembly

The annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly has been called the World Cup of diplomacy, where world leaders gather at UN Headquarters in New York to discuss global issues. Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations.

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