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UN Goal of the Month: UN General Assembly Special Edition

The Special Edition of the Goal of the Month focuses on the major events that will take place during the UN General Assembly high-level week (21 to 27 September), highlighting themes such as climate action, universal health coverage, sustainable development, financing for development and Small Island Developing States.

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Handong Global University hosts twelve entrepreneurship training programmes in 2019

From January to August 2019, Handong Global University, a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and UNESCO UNITWIN host institution, has hosted 12 entrepreneurship training programmes across 8 different African countries in an effort to train future global leaders and entrepreneurs.

Hina Shikhani, 21, an Afghan refugee, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan.  © UNHCR/Gordon Welters
Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education

Stepping Up: Refugee Education in Crisis tells the stories of some of the world’s 7.1 million refugee children of school age under UNHCR’s mandate. In addition, it looks at the educational aspirations of refugee youth eager to continue learning after secondary education, and highlights the need for strong partnerships in order to break down the barriers to education for millions of refugee children.

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UNAI ASPIRE Korea raises awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals through education activities and partnerships

UN Academic Impact ASPIRE Korea conducted 28 activities in 2019 in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The Good Will Session and the World Water Day campaign are two recent examples of their activities organized in collaboration with other ASPIRE chapters.

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UNAI Quiz: Welcome Back!

Whether you are starting the first day of the academic year or returning from winter holidays, UNAI would like to welcome you back to school! During your time away from June to August, the UN has published tens of reports on issues ranging from climate change, to the global fight against AIDS, food and agriculture, youth participation in peace processes, and rural youth development. To bring you up to date on these pivotal reports, take a look at the following summaries of important findings and test your knowledge with our UNAI quiz below!

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.

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