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Redesigning assistive mobility devices to function in challenging environments and limited-resource settings

Professor Suzana Brown from SUNY Korea is leading a research project addressing the need for affordable assistive devices with an acceptable level of efficacy in design.

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Breastfeeding is a father’s responsibility

University of Pretoria conducted a study exploring the extent to which breastfeeding is a shared responsibility between parents in Malawi. Their findings call on leaders to support both parents in playing an active role in children’s lives.

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SDG 13 is the August Goal of the Month!

In August, we look at Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Climate Action – and the urgent need for unprecedented transitions in all aspects of society to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and minimize future global warming.

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Brunel University London organizes field trip to refugee settlement camp in Zambia

Brunel University London organized a four-week field trip in Zambia from 31 May to 30 June 2019, to help students develop their understanding of the multi-dimensional challenges associated with living in the Mayukwayukwa refugee and resettlement community.

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Three teenagers, including one who takes notes, smile during a lesson, in the capital's Kamulanga Secondary School, Lusaka. Photo credit: UNICEF/UN0145551/Schermbrucker  Generation Unlimited
UNAI Quiz: International Youth Day

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society!

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Meet our Intern: Fernando

Fernando Restoy Rodriguez describes his experience as an intern for United Nations Academic Impact in the Department of Global Communications.

Photo credit: A student from a World bank supported Higher Education Project does arc welding, Afghanistan, © Sofie Tesson / TAIMANI FILMS / WORLD BANK
UNAI Quiz: World Youth Skills Day

15 July is World Youth Skills Day, a day to encourage youth to celebrate the value of acquiring skills like building, making, and creating as a way to achieve personal success and fulfillment!

Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and continuously exposed to lower quality jobs, greater labour market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts.

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe A view of the Middelgruden offshore wind farm. The wind farm was developed off the Danish coast in 2000 and consists of 20 turbines.
UNAI QUIZ: SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. Working towards this goal is especially important as it interlinks with other Sustainable Development Goals.

Rohingya refugees cross the border from Myanmar near Anzuman Para village. Bangladesh, in October 2017.  © UNHCR/Roger Arnold
UNAI Quiz: World Refugee Day

20 June is World Refugee Day, a day to recognize the strength, courage, and resilience of refugees. Every minute 20 people are forced to leave everything behind to escape persecution, conflict, violence and human rights abuses. Forcibly displaced persons include refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons and returnees who are former refugees.

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.

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