United Nations University (UNU) Centre comprises the Office of the Rector and auxiliary support units in Tokyo, a Vice-Rectorate in Bonn, liaison offices at United Nations headquarters in New York and at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and an administrative services unit in Kuala Lumpur. UNU Centre assists the Rector in the programming, co-ordination, support, administration and financing of the over-all University programme.
The Office of the Rector assists the Rector in the fulfillment of his responsibilities as the chief academic and administrative officer of the University. This includes establishing general policy and direction, and coordinating the work of global UNU system. It also supports the Rector in contacts with governments, the United Nations and other international and national organizations and institutions, research institutes and universities, funding agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the general public. The Office of the Rector in Tokyo incorporates two Vice-Rectorates.
The UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) in Bonn, the first UNU Vice-Rectorate outside of the Office of the Rector in Tokyo, was established in May 2007 to strengthen the University’s presence in Europe. UNU-ViE is dedicated to developing knowledge-based sustainable solutions for global problems and is, therefore, an active organizer of international science policy dialogues for sustainability.
As part of its mandate to serve the University, the UNU Office at the United Nations in New York (UNU-ONY) provides a bridge between the UNU system and the United Nations Secretariat, Permanent Missions, academia, foundations, nongovernmental organizations and corporations, in the areas of policy engagement, project partnerships, academic and political linkages, outreach and communication.
As a bridge between UNESCO and its Permanent Delegations on the one hand, and UNU and its institutes and programmes on the other, the UNU Office at UNESCO in Paris (UNU-OP) monitors the main activities of UNESCO in all fields that are of relevance to the University and liaises with its various sectors. As part of its mandate, UNU-OP showcases the recent work of the UNU within UNESCO, stimulates collaboration, disseminates information and provides logistics support.
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