United Nations Academic Impact and United Colors of Benetton: destination future with young university students and faculty from around the world. The winners of the Diversity Contest will be announced at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter. Their projects will be fully funded by Benetton Group’s UNHATE Foundation. READ MORERead more
The contest’s first phase, the news story selection, has now been completed and UNDPI/UNAI is now searching for proposals inspired by the news stories, to make the news a reality.
If you are a university/college student or member of faculty between 18 and 30, visit UNAI’s website for more information.
A group of men “stoning” a woman with flower petals: this is the powerful and surprising symbol-image of the new campaign by United Colors of Benetton in support of UN Women, the United Nations agency that promotes gender equality and empowerment of women, on occasion of the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, on 25 November.Read more
Over the past 20 years acid attacks against women have, sadly, become increasingly common. The perpetrators of this violent and incredibly painful crime throw liquid acid in a woman’s face as she walks down the street.Read more
Drug use continues to be a serious problem, causing many deaths and generating incredible profits for drug traffickers.
An estimated 183,000 drug-related deaths were reported in 2012.Read more
For many, drowning is the European Union’s warm welcome.
The Mediterranean is a marine cemetery: more than 3,000 people died in 2014 alone while attempting to cross the sea in order to reach Europe.Read more
Globally, there are 51.2 million forcibly displaced people as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations
Our world is divided by boundaries, and many countries are intent on fortifying their frontiers.Read more