UNAI consists of nearly 1,000 colleges and universities in some 120 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities. These include peace, human rights, and sustainable development, which have long been the focus at AUN.
Membership in UNAI will enable the university to more easily share its knowledge, research, expertise, and programmes with other universities around the world.
AUN has spearheaded efforts in local literacy campaigns, job training, recycling of waste products, and community development.
The Boko Haram attacks on civilians of the region have produced a massive wave of refugees, almost doubling the normal population of Yola, the Adamawa State capital and home of AUN. There are now more than 400,000 “displaced persons” in the city.
It is hoped that membership of UNAI will not only help make the plight of those suffering in northeast Nigeria better known, but provide a forum for sharing new development ideas and programmes amongst educators throughout the world.