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We Are Indigenous: Addressing Global Challenges with Indigenous Knowledge

In the We Are Indigenous series, United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) speaks with Indigenous academics and activists to learn how the global Indigenous community’s contributions are building a healthier and more sustainable future for us all.

#Work4UN Series

The #Work4UN series has been designed to help you understand the UN, its structure, and some of the most common avenues available to join the organization.

75 Minutes of Conversation: Rethinking Youth Entrepreneurship

The next webinar in the "75 for UN75: 75 Minutes of Conversation" series organized by United Nations Academic Impact will be on the topic of "Rethinking Youth Entrepreneurship".

September Goal of the Month - UNGA 75 Edition

In September, we focus on the 75th session of the UN General Assembly and a series of high-level meetings that address the Sustainable Development Goals, climate crisis, biodiversity, financing for development, and the effort to produce a COVID-19 vaccine accessible to all.

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UNAI Quiz: 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time when the world is experiencing dramatic changes and complex challenges, from the climate crisis to risks arising from new technologies, and most recently, the worst global health emergency of our time – COVID-19.

Through these challenging times, the United Nations’ dedication to action on issues confronting humanity remains steadfast. UN75 offers an opportunity to reflect on milestones achieved through multilateral cooperation and partnerships, and to discuss as a human family our priorities now and going forward.

Staff of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund working on a monitoring and evaluation project in Mafa, Nigeria. Photo credit: UNOCHA
UNAI Quiz: World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is celebrated every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

UNAI Quiz: SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet. Economic and social progress over the last century have been accompanied by environmental degradation that is endangering the very systems on which our future development and our very survival depend.

Factory workers in Accra, Ghana producing shirts for overseas clients. Photo credit: Dominic Chavez/World Bank
UNAI Quiz: SDG 9 - Industries, Innovation and Infrastructure

Inclusive and sustainable industrialization, together with innovation and infrastructure, can unleash dynamic and competitive economic forces that generate employment and income and play a key role in introducing and promoting new technologies, facilitating international trade and enabling the efficient use of resources.

 

International Day of Peace Celebrated in South Sudan. UN Photo/Isaac Billy
UNAI Quiz: SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals

The sustainable development agenda cannot succeed without partnerships with governments, civil society, scientists, academia and the private sector. These inclusive partnerships, built upon a shared vision and shared goals and values that place people at the center, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

 

Pahmung Krui Damar Forest. UN Photo/Eva Fendiaspara
UNAI Quiz: World Environment Day

We depend on our environment for the food we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable. For example, each year marine plants produce more than half of our atmosphere's oxygen, and a mature tree cleans our air, absorbing 22 kilos of carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen in exchange. Despite all the benefits we receive from nature, we’re not always good stewards of our environmental gifts; to care for ourselves we must care for nature. World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action.

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