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United Nations Academic Impact

The Cyprus Institute is now a member of the United Nations Academic Impact initiative (UNAI). We have joined some 1500 institutions in 147 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights, and sustainable development.

UNAI aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing, through research and education, to the realization of the Organization's goals and mandates, namely through undertaking activities related to the UNAI Principles.


1.      A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education.

2.      A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world.

3.      A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity.

4.      A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education.

5.      A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education.

6.      A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech.

7.      A commitment to promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.

8.      A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education.

9.      A commitment to promoting sustainability through education.

10.   A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter.

UNAI members are required to foster and promote these principles on campus and in their communities by involving faculty, staff and students in undertaking at least one activity each year which actively addresses at least one of the ten basic principles or one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

If you would like to know more about UNAI, please visit their website:

Link to The Cyprus Institute UNAI certificate.


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