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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.

Photo: Model UN New Silk Way and Ban Ki-Moon Institute for Sustainable Development at KazNU
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).

Photo Credit: Motaz Malla
Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs: Healing Trauma

The last interview in our series on Emotional Intelligence is with Motaz Malla. Motaz is a 25-year-old Syrian refugee who left his country seven years ago alone and without his family due to the war. He now studies Sports Science and Physiotherapy at Camilo Jose Cela University in Spain and hopes to become a football coach one day.

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wo 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.

UN staffers plant a tree in the Food Garden in New York, 22 April 2016. UN Photo/Kensuke Matsueda
UNAI Quiz: International Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

SDG 3: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), commemorates World AIDS Day through an event that featured voluntary testing, counseling, and sporting events.
Quiz for SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality, but working towards achieving the target of fewer than 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030 would require improvements in skilled delivery care.

UNAI Quiz: Global Youth

Young people around the world are contributing to their communities, proposing innovative solutions, driving social progress and taking action to make a difference. They are also agents of change, mobilizing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals to improve the lives of people and the health of the planet, and are a driving force in development, peace and security.

Residents of the National Tapajos Forest gather branches and leaves of palm trees to build a house.
International Day of Forests Quiz

Forests cover one third of the Earth's land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Around 1.6 billion people - including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures - depend on forests for their livelihoods, medicines, fuel, food and shelter.

Forests are the most biologically-diverse ecosystems on land, home to more than 80 per cent of the terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects.

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