January 2018

UNU-IAS Hosts Symposium on Sustainable and Inclusive Education

By: Paoloregel Samonte, UNU-IAS

Aimed at sharing research findings and experiences on contemporary educational issues in Asia and Africa, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) hosted a joint symposium discussing “Sustainable and Inclusive System Models for Educational Improvement” in Tokyo, Japan on January 9.Read More 


The United Nations in 2018: What to expect?

“On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert, a red alert, for our world.” – United Nations Secretary General
António Guterres, 31 December 2017

The end of 2017 marked a new pinnacle for unpredictability, challenges, and innovation. From the imminent probability of a nuclear war to the highest growth rate of global economy since 2011, the prospect of 2018 can both be unnerving and exciting at the same time. Read More

Volunteering at COP23: From global contribution to global memorabilia


The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) held last year from 6th to 17th of November was a remarkable and inspiring experience for me, because it was my first time participating at the annual UN Climate Change Conference and I had looked forward to it since knowing it would be held in the country and city I currently reside, Bonn, Germany. Read More