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Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Future of Food and the Environment

ONLINE: This symposium will discuss sustainable food systems and their role in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.

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Symposium

Accelerating Transformative Actions: The Role of the Private Sector in Sustainable Development

TOKYO: UNU and the Keio University xSDG Laboratory will co-host a symposium exploring how business leaders can take action to support sustainable development.

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Workshop Empowers Educators to Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage

Schoolteachers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic learned to use digital technology to transfer traditional skills and knowledge.

13 Feb 2024

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In Memoriam: Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, Former United Nations University Rector

Born in São Lourenço, Brazil on 1 August 1928, Rector Gurgulino de Souza passed away on 18 November 2023.

29 Jan 2024

Announcement

Apply Now for Our Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

The deadline for applications is 10 March 2024.

09 Jan 2024

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2022 Annual Report

Explore the “who” and “what” of UNU’s work in 2022 and learn how our ideas generate solutions to improve the lives of people everywhere.
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Leadership Updates

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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

Press Release

Dr Sawako Shirahase Appointed as Senior Vice-Rector of the United Nations University

Dr Sawako Shirahase will join the United Nations University as its next UNU Senior Vice-Rector, effective 1 October 2021.

14 Sep 2021