A Research Centre With Global Reach

Addressing needs across the UN system and beyond.

UNU-CPR headquarters is located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, near the UN Secretariat, UN Permanent Missions, and other UN agencies and entities. In June 2022, UNU-CPR also established an office in Geneva, with the generous support of the Government of Switzerland, to help expand the Centre's support across the UN system, collaborate with the full range of policy actors in International Geneva, and help bridge the policy ecosystems in Geneva and New York. 

Our international team of experts and research partners are spread across the world – from Mogadishu to Melbourne and Bogota to Berlin. In recent years, UNU-CPR has produced reports based on research in Bangladesh, the Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, the Maldives, Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Tunisia, amongst others.

As a hub for policy innovation, UNU-CPR’s goal is to mobilize bespoke networks of academic, official, private sector and non-profit actors to create partnerships addressing specific problems to develop, inform and advance policy solutions. Drawing on the diverse knowledge within the network of UNU research institutes and operating units, we have built networks connecting actors inside and outside the UN on a wide range of topics.

Suggested citation: "A Research Centre With Global Reach," United Nations University, UNU-CPR, 2024-01-04,

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