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Principle 01 : A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter as values that education seeks to promote and help fulfill
1. A commitment to the principles inherent in the United Nations Charter as values that education seeks to promote and help fulfill; The Purposes of the United Nations are:
Principle 02 : A commitment to human rights, among them freedom of inquiry, opinion, and speech
- Human Rights Advocacy Week Raises Awareness of Issues Local and Global:
Principle 03 : A commitment to educational opportunity for all people regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity
- Discovery and Action: Cornell's Commitment to Diversity. Cornell has been at the forefront of higher education in embracing students, faculty, and staff of both genders and of all backgrounds and ethnicities.
Principle 04 : A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education
- This principle is demonstrated daily in our motto by founding father Ezra Cornell in 1868, "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."
Principle 05 : A commitment to building capacity in higher education systems across the world
- Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD) Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team (SMART) Program brings together teams of students and faculty from diverse disciplines and pairs them with firms, organizations, or community groups located in developing countries to work on assignments that challenge the students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom into real world settings:
Principle 06 : A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education
- Cornell’s Public Service Center promotes leadership development and social change for students, faculty, alumni, and community partners.
Principle 07 : A commitment to advancing peace and conflict resolution through education
- Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. The Institute is an interdisciplinary program devoted to research and teaching on problems of war and peace, arms control and disarmament, and instances of collective violence:
Principle 08 : A commitment to addressing issues of poverty through education
- Cornell University is a world leader in research on poverty, inequality and development. Its faculty and graduate students conduct theoretical, empirical and policy oriented research across a wide range of disciplines and geographical locations. This website is a window to that research.
Principle 09 : A commitment to promoting sustainability through education
- Johnson Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise:
Principle 10 : A commitment to promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding, and the "unlearning" of intolerance, through education
- Cornell Institute for the Social Sciences:
UN Member States: On the Record
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United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Website
Cornell is a member university of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative. For more information about UNAI, please visit their website.