New Virtual Magazine: The Art of Climate Action

Effective strategies to learn about and engage with climate change play an important role in addressing this challenge. There is growing recognition that education needs to change in order to address climate change, yet the question remains: “How?” How does one engage young people with a topic that is often perceived as abstract, distant, and complex? 

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) has created a new virtual magazine to promote this dialogue, which features a wide range of artwork by professional and amateur artists, including paintings, illustrations, street art, poetry, and films. 

Top Row, Left to Right: Nagasaka Mago, Noelia Ledema Rameau, Peddina Sripriya, Sonny, Kimberly Callas, and Shravani Kedar. Middle Row, Left to Right: Boyu Guo, Boyu Guo, Nina Tanya Kimani, Nahla Ammar, ASVP, and Rod Sánchez. Botto
Photo:UN|DGC

SDG of the month

SDG of the month

January 2022: SDG 1 

More than 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world population, still live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few. The majority of people living on less than $1.90 a day live in sub-Saharan Africa. Worldwide, the poverty rate in rural areas is 17.2 per cent—more than three times higher than in urban areas. 

For those who work, having a job does not guarantee a decent living. In fact, 8 per cent of employed workers and their families worldwide lived in extreme poverty in 2018. One out of five children live in extreme poverty. Ensuring social protection for all children and other vulnerable groups is critical to reduce poverty. 

We start off the new year with a focus on SDG 1: No poverty.