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Seminar

The Direction of Innovation: Insights from the World Intellectual Property Report 2022

HYBRID: UNU-MERIT will host a research seminar with Dr. Intan Hamdan-Livramento of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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Conference

Public Forum of the 9th IPSI Global Conference

AKITA: UNU-IAS will co-organise a public forum as part of the Ninth Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative.

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Policy Brief Advocates Right to Education for Climate-Displaced Persons

A new UNU-IAS policy brief provides recommendations on ensuring education and learning continuity for people affected by climate-induced displacement.

30 May 2023

Announcements

New UNU Report Highlights Lessons for Building Climate Resilience Based on Experiences from the 2021 Floods in Western Europe

A new report by UNU-EHS, UNU-MERIT and UNU-CRIS provides five key recommendations for strengthening climate resilience.

23 May 2023

Press Release

Dr David Malone, Former UNU Rector, Receives Highest Honour from Government of Japan

Dr David M. Malone was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan.

01 May 2023

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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.
DOWNLOAD REPORT (5.3MB PDF) 

Learning Opportunities

Announcements

Applications Open: MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP)

UNU-MERIT is accepting applications for their MPP programme. Deadline for applications is 15 June for non-EU applicants and 15 July for EU applicants.

17 May 2023

Announcements

Apply Now for UNU Intensive Core Courses

The Autumn 2023 session of the UNU Intensive Core (UNU-IC) Courses will be conducted in hybrid mode from 1–29 September 2023. Apply by 7 July!

30 May 2023

HLAB Report Cover Abstract

A Breakthrough for People and Planet

A new report from the High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism, with support from UNU-CPR, outlines an ambitious plan to strengthen the multilateral system, ensuring it is better positioned to address current and future challenges.
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Leadership Updates

News

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