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Rutgers and the United Nations

unflagsOne of the most exciting global initiatives at Rutgers is its recent affiliation with the United Nations (UN). In 2009, Rutgers became one of a select group of 27 universities worldwide to become associated with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI). This gives Rutgers students and faculty unparalleled access to UN briefings, conferences, internships, and networking opportunities on issues of critical global concern.

This relationship puts Rutgers among the more than 1,700 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) invited to participate in an annual UN conference on a pressing issue such as world health or disarmament. It also opens the door for students and faculty to network with NGOs from around the world and to access informational materials at a UN Resource Center in New York.

Rutgers' close proximity to the UN Headquarters in New York becomes particularly advantageous with this affiliation. The university's students and faculty are a train ride away from attending regular UN briefings and special sessions. Faculty can also arrange class trips for students to meet with diplomats, UN officials, or others active on the international scene. Students can likewise easily travel to the UN for internships.

UN Webcast
Learn more about the UN-DPI and its work with non-governmental organizations.

UN Webcast
Live on-demand web telecasts of meetings, conferences, and events.

Sustainable Societies Responsive Citizens

UN Academic Impact
The United Nations Academic Impact is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

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This free iOS app features official United Nations observances and links to related videos and information. It also illustrates how the UN makes a difference in tackling global challenges. The UN Calendar can store UN observances in the native calendar, or it can be used independently.

UN Chronicle
A gateway to news, information, and links about the United Nations system. Includes articles on issues such as human rights, development, and more.

UN Cyber Schoolbus
The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations.

UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption.

Global Model UN
At the Global Model United Nations Conference students from every region of the world will role play as foreign diplomats and participate in simulated sessions of the United Nations General Assembly and other multilateral bodies in the UN system.

International Days
View a complete list of United Nations Observances.

Millennium Development
The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.

UN DPI NGO Database
View a complete list of the NGOs affiliated with the UN DPI.

The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service is an inter-agency programme of the United Nations mandated to promote and develop constructive relations between the United Nations and civil society organizations.

UN Docs
Access various official documents from the United Nations.

UN News Centre
UN News Centre
Here you will find breaking news and other important information from the United Nations News Service.

UN Radio
Daily news broadcast in text and streaming audio formats.

UN Reform
The United Nations is engaged in a continuous process of change and reform to strengthen its ability to meet new demands and deliver its vital services in the most effective and efficient ways.

The UN Works
UN Messengers of Peace are distinguished individuals who volunteer to raise awareness of the UN's work to improve the lives of billions of people around the world.

UN Ambassadors
Youth Led Development toward the Success of the 8 U.N. Millennium Development Goals.

 RU faculty at the United Nations: CWGL Executive Director Radhika Balakrishnan gives a talk on Rural Women, Poverty, Crises, Rights at the United Nations. Click here to watch video of Executive Director Radhika Balakrishnan's presentation.


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