The University of the West Indies is now a member of the United Nations Academic Impact.
UNAI is an initiative of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Global Communications. It was established in 2010 under the leadership of former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon.
As a member of UNAI, the UWI joins institutions in more than 145 countries that are aligned closely with the United Nations and tap into research, innovation and scholarship towards the realisation of the organisation’s goals and mandates.
Commenting on the UWI’s invitation and admittance to the UNAI, Vice-Chancellor Professor Hilary Beckles stated, “we took a decision in our last strategic planning cycle to become an activist university; one with its sleeves rolled up in the community, dealing with the big issues of climate change, social justice, economic development and public health within the Caribbean space.”