The Facilities Management unit of UNU Centre – Tokyo oversees the operation and maintenance of the UNU Headquarters Building and equipment, including the provision of an uninterrupted supply of utilities as well as the on-premises security and safety of staff, students and visitors.
The UNU Headquarters Building was designed by renowned architect Dr. Kenzo Tange. The handover ceremony of the building by the Japanese Government took place on 30 June 1992, and the physical move of UNU into the new building was completed the following month. The official inauguration of the UNU headquarters building, held on 17 February 1993, was attended by then Secretary-General of the United Nations Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali.
The ISO 14000 international standards are used by organizations to manage their day-to-day operations with a minimum impact on the environment. ISO 14001 sets forth the requirements for an environmental management system (EMS) while ISO 14004 provides general EMS guidelines for addressing a wide range of issues, including:
The Four Goals
As part of its commitment to the ideals and practices of environmental sustainability, UNU has established four goals for the continual improvement of University’s environmental performance and for the prevention of pollution: two concerned with “greening” and two focused on “making a contribution”. The UNU environmental policy is referred to as “Going for Green”.
How Are Staff and Students Involved?
While procedures related to the certification process — such as auditing, information management and preparation of EMS-related documents — are the responsibility of the UNU ISO 14001 Steering Committee, individual staff members and students are encouraged to:
This page provides information and resources that every UNU visitor and staff member should be aware of in order to be prepared to deal with a crisis or an emergency. This page is kept updated with new information and links, as available.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY:
UNU staff and visitors will be notified of the situation through a variety of mechanisms, including the website, e-mail and voicemail.
The document that can be downloaded from the top right of this page gives you hands-on details about specific emergency situations, procedures and tools, including:
Always remember — DON’T PANIC!
Building and Administrative Officer
United Nations University
Tel.: +81 3 5467-1337