Today I joined the Climate March in MYC. Here are a couple of photos from the march. Hope to show you more in the days ahead.
UNAI is the acronym for United Nations Academic Impact. This week it celebrated its 5th anniversary and is now a network of more than 1000 universities in more than 100 countries. On Tuesday, November 10, UNAI hosted speakers on the Next Generation of Global Citizens.
As a former faculty member and VP for academic affairs I was delighted to hear their call to universities to provide "high quality content on each of the Sustainable Development Goals." In this way they can connect students with world experts on topics such as water.
I leave you with the question that each student ought to ask: "What is the UN doing in my area of study?"
Last Friday, October 30, Mary Ellen Loch, CSJ and I attended the UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT J. MICHAEL ADAMS LECTURE AND CONVERSATION SERIES “THE UNITED NATIONS AT SEVENTY: SOME REFLECTIONS” with Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Former United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He spoke of the main issues he sees facing the UN and spoke briefly about ways to move forward in areas such as Syria and Israel/Palestine. More on his presentation in the newsletter. However I want to share with you the Bicycle Principle, one known by diplomats, "If you are not moving forward, you are falling down."
On Monday, Nov. 2, I attended a NGO Planning Meeting for NGO CSW60. CSW is short for the Commission on the Status of Women. As indicated elsewhere registration is now open for the Commission meeting March 14- 24, 2016.
Registration is also open for the February 3-12 meeting of the Commission for Social Development: Rethinking and Strengthening Social Development in the Contemporary World.
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