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Upcoming Events


Migration Seminar – Citizen X: A Transatlantic Ethnography of Undocumented Activism

ONLINE: UNU-MERIT will host a seminar with Dr Thomas Swerts on his forthcoming book “Citizen X: A transatlantic ethnography of undocumented activism”.


Conversation Series

Reimagining Higher Education for a Complex World

TOKYO: UNU will host a conversation with Professor Adam Habib, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.




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

Press Release

A New Blueprint Calls for Reinvigorated Global Governance

A new report outlines an ambitious plan to strengthen the multilateral system to address current and future challenges.

18 Apr 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.

Learning Opportunities


Applications Open: MSc in Public Policy and Human Development

UNU-MERIT is accepting applications for the MSc Programme in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP).

17 May 2023


UNU-IAS Now Accepting Applications for 2023 Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

Apply by 31 May for the JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, which will commence in September 2023.

18 Apr 2023

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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.

Leadership Updates


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