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News 17 Apr 2023

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.

News 07 Apr 2023

Five Things Japanese High School Students Want from the G7

On 25 March 2023, over 170 Japanese high school students gathered online and at UNU for a Y7 Summit outreach event titled, “G7 High School Summit."

Press Release 23 Mar 2023

UN Water Experts: The World Is Off-track to Meet Its Sustainable Water Goal by 2030

A water security assessment led by UNU water experts found that the majority of the world’s population currently live in water-insecure countries.

Press Release 16 Mar 2023

Bottled Water Masks World’s Failure to Supply Safe Water for All

A new report by UNU water experts provides a comprehensive analysis of the rapidly-expanding global bottled water industry.

News 02 Mar 2023

UNU Rector Visits Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala visited the Ministry of the Environment of Japan to meet with H.E. Ms. Miki Yamada, State Minister of the Environment.

Press Release 01 Mar 2023

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala Begins Term as United Nations University Rector

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala of South Africa has assumed office for a five-year term as Rector of UNU, effective 1 March 2023.

News 28 Feb 2023

A Farewell Interview with UNU Rector Dr David M. Malone

Dr David M. Malone looks back at his time as Rector of UNU.

News 14 Nov 2022

UNU-IAS Students Exchange Climate Solutions with Local Youth

On 31 October 2022, master’s degree students from UNU-IAS joined a session of the Shibuya Youth Climate Change Council.

Announcements 07 Nov 2022

Applications Open: Global Leadership Training Programme for Sustainable Development in Africa

Applications are open until 2 December 2022 for the Global Leadership Training Programme for Sustainable Development in Africa.

Announcements 12 Sep 2022

Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino Appointed as Deputy Director of UNU-WIDER

On 1 August 2022, UNU-WIDER appointed Senior Research Fellow Patricia Justino as Deputy Director.