Centre for Policy Research

Tokyo , Japan

  • The UNU Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) is a UN-focused think tank based at UNU Centre in Tokyo. UNU-CPR’s mission is to generate policy research that informs major UN policy processes in the fields of peace and security, humanitarian affairs, and global development.

    UNU-CPR has two core programmes. The first focuses on the changing nature of violence and provides concrete insights into how humanitarian, development, and security actors need to adapt to reduce violence and its impact on society in the context of organised crime, terrorism, criminal violence, and rapid urbanisation.

    The second core programme focuses on securing developmental outcomes in fragile contexts. It draws from UNU-CPR’s engagement on development, peacebuilding, and humanitarian response to understand the particular challenges of operating in the most challenging environments, as well as on how to build the right systems to measure progress and ensure accountability.

    UNU-CPR website



    United Nations University
    Centre for Policy Research
    5–53–70 Jingumae,
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925

    T: +81 3 5467 1212
    F: +81 3 3499 2828