Callaghan - Celebrate United Nations Day // Global Impact Starts With You

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University of Newcastle

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Callaghan, NSW 2308

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Global impact starts with you. Find out what the SDG's are, why they matter and how you can put them into action.

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The University of Newcastle is proud to be a partner with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) – an organisation which runs a growing global network of international training centres, known as CIFAL, around the world.

CIFAL Newcastle, the only CIFAL centre in Australia and Asia Pacific is based at the University of Newcastle.

The CIFAL Global Network’s mission is to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and address global challenges, such as the eradication of poverty and hunger, gender equality, environmental sustainability and risk reduction of natural disasters.

Our University is committed to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

To mark United Nations Day and to celebrate the start of a new chapter with the University of Newcastle, CIFAL Newcastle is hosting a series of events and presentations at Ourimbah and Callaghan campus for all students and staff.

Thursday 24 October – Callaghan Campus

10am - 11am, Purdue Room, Great Hall, University of Newcastle

Introduction to CIFAL & Sustainable Development Goals + Round Table discussion with UON student leaders

Keen to find out more about CIFAL? We're hosting a short presentation on who we are, what we do and how we can help you. Our presentation will include an introduction to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals - what they are and why global impact starts with you.

The presentation will be followed by an exciting round table discussion with UON student leaders and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President Global Engagement & Partnerships - Professor Kevin Hall.

11am - 11.30am, Flag raising ceremony, outside Great Hall

24 October is United Nations Day. As a show of commitment to CIFAL Newcastle and UNITAR, the University of Newcastle will fly the United Nations flag permanently on Callaghan campus. The ceremony will be followed by a morning tea in the Great Hall Foyer.

11.30am - 12.30pm, Biodiversity Walk (Meet at Design bus stop)

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the University’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goal #15 – Life on Land which seeks to halt biodiversity loss. Please remember to bring closed shoes, sun protection, sunscreen and insect repellent.

11am - 2pm, Auchmuty Courtyard

Let's celebrate - join us for a free BBQ lunch with interactive games, activities, prizes and CIFAL expo in the Auchmuty Courtyard. Come and hear more about our new range of United Nations certified CIFAL electives open for enrolment from 2020.

In case of rain, free BBQ lunch and expo will be moved to the Brennan Room.

All events are open to ALL students and staff. Due to limited seating and limited catering, registration is essential via the registration link.

The CIFAL Newcastle team is looking forward to meeting you and celebrating the start of a brand new chapter.

TIP - When you press register, you have the option to register for ONE or all of the series of events. For example, if you would like to attend the bush walk only, you will have the option to register for the bush walk only.

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University of Newcastle

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Callaghan, NSW 2308

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