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IAUP Day of Peace and Year of Peace

As expressed in our History of the IAUP: The First 30 Years (Vol. I of the IAUP History, p.107) the establishment of the worldwide UN International Day of Peace, was unanimously approved by the UN General Assembly during its 36th Session, on November 30, 1981. The UN designated the third Tuesday of every September as the yearly Day of Peace.

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Invitation to UN DPI / NGO Conference

The United Nations Department of Public Information/NGO Conference has been announced to be held in Geongju, Republic of Korea on May 30 to June 01, 2016. IAUP is proud to be an important NGO member with the United Nations and would like to promote this event among its membership and other interested parties. You may organize a workshop, an exhibit or submit speaker proposals, among other things. The theme is Education for Global Citizenship.

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IAUP Semi-Annual Meeting

at Alcalá University, Spain

Alcalá University, Spain, headed by Rector Fernando Galván, has finalized all preparations as host institution for our next semi-annual meeting, scheduled for May 19-21, 2016. The University of Alcalá (UAH) is one of Europe’s oldest. Its origins can be traced as far back as the Studium Generale, or programme of university studies, that was instituted on 20 May 1293 under the protection of King Sancho IV de Castilla.

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Third Edition of Many Languages, One World Contest

ELS Educational Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the third year of our sponsorship, in conjunction with the United Nations, of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum for 2016. The contest will qualify contestants for a trip to New York to participate in the United Nations Global Youth Forum. The goal of the Many Languages, One World Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum is to support multilingualism and to recognize the continued impact of the United Nations’ six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

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UNAI co-sponsors meeting in Paris

The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), one of IAUP’s closest partners, is convening an academic gathering with the purpose of discussing the role of universities and their social and intellectual responsibility on the question of Climate Change and its consequences as well as other issues related to sustainable development.

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