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“Enlightened Universe”, art installation by artist Cristóbal Gabarrón depicting a human chain of global citizenship (Photo: UN Photo / Cia Pak)
Global Citizenship Education for a More Just and Equitable World

Ana G. Méndez University System, the UNAI Principle Hub for Global Citizenship, is conducting a research project with the purpose of exploring the terms, words and concepts that better reflect educators' understanding of global citizenship. A review of the literature reveals that there are multiple definitions and a broad set of words that are used to define, illustrate and somehow explain global citizenship.

UN75: How to Join the World's Largest Conversation

To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is launching the biggest-ever global conversation on #ShapingTheFuture we want.

January Goal of the Month – Decade of Action

2020 kick-starts the Decade of Action launch to mobilize people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. January jump starts this action by listing 17 major events for the public to engage in.

Participants were encouraged to increase the coverage of gender-related topics (Photo: KAZNU)
Media Professionals and Educators in Kazakhstan Trained on Gender Issues

Al Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan), a member institution of UNAI serving as the UNAI Global Hub on Sustainability, recently implemented a comprehensive specialized media training in the country, in order to properly address from a journalistic perspective issues and stories related to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular those connected to SDG 5: Gender Equality.


At REBUILD Globally in Port-au-Prince, workers fabricate sandals made of recycled tires, an employment and vocational training programme partially funded by a Quick Impact Project grant from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). UN
UNAI Quiz: SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

A continued lack of decent work opportunities, insufficient investments and under-consumption lead to an erosion of the basic social contract underlying democratic societies: that all must share in progress. Even though the average annual growth rate of real GDP per capita worldwide is increasing year on year, there are still many countries in the developing world that are decelerating in their growth rates and moving farther from the 7% growth rate target set for 2030. As labor productivity decreases and unemployment rates rise, standards of living begin to decline due to lower wages.

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.


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