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Press Release 01 May 2023

Dr David Malone, Former UNU Rector, Receives Highest Honour from Government of Japan

Dr David M. Malone was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan.

Press Release 18 Apr 2023

A New Blueprint Calls for Reinvigorated Global Governance

A new report outlines an ambitious plan to strengthen the multilateral system to address current and future challenges.

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.

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.

Press Release 13 Feb 2023

United Nations University Prepares to Bid Farewell to Two-term UNU Rector David M. Malone

When Dr Malone finishes his tenure as UNU Rector on 28 February 2023, he will be succeeded by Professor Tshilidzi Marwala of South Africa.

Press Release 27 Jan 2023

UNU Appoints Dr Gustavo Fermin as Programme Coordinator of UNU-BIOLAC

UNU is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gustavo Fermin as the new Programme Coordinator of UNU-BIOLAC.

Press Release 03 Nov 2022

Emerging Evidence of a Connection Between Climate Change and Armed Group Recruitment

New research has revealed that climate change is making it increasingly difficult for people to maintain livelihoods, with implications for conflict.

Press Release 31 Aug 2022

UN University Report Reveals Solutions to Reduce the Impacts of Disasters

The right solutions can reduce the risk of hazards turning into full-blown disasters, or in some cases eliminate them altogether.

Press Release 17 Aug 2022

Kaveh Madani Named as Next Director of UNU-INWEH

Prof. Kaveh Madani of Iran has been appointed as the next Director of the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

Press Release 19 Jul 2022

United Nations University Appoints Rajat Khosla As Next Director of Its Malaysia-based Institute, UNU-IIGH

Rajat Khosla will take up the post of Director of the UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) on 5 September 2022.

Press Release 20 Jun 2022

UNCDF and UNU Firm up Partnership for Enhanced Development Cooperation in the Pacific and Beyond

UNCDF and UNU-EHS have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their development project cooperation in the Pacific region and beyond.

Press Release 19 May 2022

COVID-19 Sparked New Thinking on Risks, UN Report Finds

The way individuals and decision-making bodies view risks associated with hazards and shocks has undergone a fundamental change due to COVID-19.

Press Release 21 Mar 2022

500 Million People Live in 19 African Nations Deemed Water-insecure

A new report published by UNU-INWEH on the eve of World Water Day 2022 employs 10 indicators to quantify water security in Africa’s 54 countries.

Press Release 22 Feb 2022

Leading UN Think Tank to Launch Geneva Presence

UNU-CPR is delighted to announce that it will open its doors in Geneva with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Press Release 06 Jan 2022

Flemish Gov't Renews Support for UNU Institute in Bruges Addressing Multi-level Governance Challenges

A new Memorandum of Understanding between UNU, the Flemish Government, Ghent University, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has been approved.

Press Release 30 Nov 2021

UNU-INWEH's World Flood Mapping Tool is One of 2021’s '100 Greatest Innovations'

Popular Science named UN University’s online tool that generates street-level maps of floods worldwide as one of the 100 greatest innovations of 2021.

Press Release 24 Nov 2021

UN Publishes First Regional E-waste Report for Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia

E-waste generated in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Georgia rose by 50% from 2010–⁠2019, but just 3.2% was collected and safely managed.

Press Release 04 Nov 2021

UN University to Launch Postgraduate Degree Specialisation on the Paris Agreement

The UN University has begun developing a new postgraduate degree specialisation on the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Press Release 04 Oct 2021

New UN Study Reveals Limited Impact of Tax and Social Protection Policies in the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa

Tax and benefit policies provided limited income protection to poorest households and failed to offset the increase in poverty amid COVID-19.