United Nations University (UNU) Centre comprises the Office of the Rector and auxiliary support units in Tokyo, a Vice-Rectorate (UNU-ViE) in Bonn, operating units at United Nations headquarters in New York and (UNU-CPR) and in Guimarães (UNU-EGOV), a representative at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, and an administrative services unit in Putrajaya. 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.
The UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) in New York is an independent think tank within the UN system. UNU-CPR generates innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges, and provides a bridge between the UNU system and the United Nations Secretariat, Permanent Missions, and other key stakeholders.
The UNU Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV) supports the United Nations system and UN Member States in transforming the mechanisms of governance and in building effective governance capabilities through strategic applications of digital technologies. The aim is to contribute to inclusive social and economic development, environmental sustainability, and peace.
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 Represenetative monitors the main activities of UNESCO that are of relevance to UNU and liaises with its various sectors.
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