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The UN Security Council: Key Challenges and Strategic Opportunities for Non-permanent Members

TOKYO: This seminar on 27 May will bring together representatives of Algeria, Denmark, Japan and Slovenia to share UN Security Council experiences.



Tribute to Milan Kundera

PARIS: On 30 May 2024, UNU will co-host a tribute to Milan Kundera at UNESCO Headquarters.


Annual Report Background

2023 Annual Report

Explore the “who” and “what” of UNU’s work in 2023 and learn how our ideas generate solutions to improve the lives of people everywhere.


Press Release

United Nations University Hub Inaugurated at Hamburg University of Technology

The new UNU Hub will foster international research cooperation on "engineering to face climate change".

27 May 2024


Symposium Highlights Collaborative Efforts for Noto Peninsula Reconstruction

The event highlighted the importance of cooperation across generations, sectors and regions for a sustainable recovery from the 2024 Noto Earthquake.

22 May 2024

Press Release

City of Richmond Hill Named the New Host of the United Nations University in Canada

The UN flag was raised in Richmond Hill in honour of the United Nations University.

26 Apr 2024

Leadership Updates


Professor Mónica Serrano Appointed to UNU Council

Prof. Serrano will serve a four-year term from 2024 to 2028.

18 Apr 2024


Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala Sworn in as Rector of UNU

On 17 April 2023, a Swearing-in Ceremony for the 7th Rector of the United Nations University was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

17 Apr 2023

Press Release

UNU Appoints Dr Gustavo Fermin as Programme Coordinator of UNU-BIOLAC

UNU is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gustavo Fermin as the new Programme Coordinator of UNU-BIOLAC.

27 Jan 2023

Press Release

Kaveh Madani Named as Next Director of UNU-INWEH

Prof. Kaveh Madani of Iran has been appointed as the next Director of the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

17 Aug 2022