Mohammad Ali Jinnah University is now a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI).
MAJU is included over 1200 institutions in more than 120 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights and sustainable development. UNAI was established in 2010 by Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon. The aim of this initiative is to align institutions of higher education with the United Nations to further the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.
As a UNAI member, MAJU can work together with UNAI by promoting its ten principles during a calendar year.
UNAI is a programme of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. By becoming a UNAI member, each institution is required to complete a minimum of one activity per year in support of UNAI’s ten grounding principles including:
1. A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter as values that education seeks to promote and help fulfil;
2. A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech;
3. A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity;
4. A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education;
5. A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world;
6. A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education;
7. A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education;
8. A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education;
9. A commitment to promoting sustainability through education;
10. A commitment to promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.