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Press Release 27 May 2024

UNU-IAS 10-Year Anniversary Event: Synergies for Sustainability

Journalists are invited to an event exploring the key achievements of UNU-IAS since its founding in 2014, and the future of sustainability.

Press Release 08 May 2024

UNU-IAS Symposium to Support the Recovery of Noto Peninsula: Building Back Better

UNU-IAS will co-organize a symposium on supporting recovery efforts in Noto Peninsula following the 2024 Noto Earthquake.

Press Release 26 Apr 2024

City of Richmond Hill Named the New Host of the United Nations University in Canada

The UN flag was raised in Richmond Hill in honour of the United Nations University.

Press Release 16 Apr 2024

Unlocking Post-Mining Restoration Strategies

Global Gathering in Dresden - Workshop: 15-18 April 2024

Press Release 22 Mar 2024

Scientists Warn about the Unequal Gendered Impacts of Unsafe Water

A new assessment by UNU scientists reveals the unequal exposure to the health risks caused by unsafe water based on gender and age.

Press Release 12 Dec 2023

The United Nations University and the Learning Planet Institute Are Joining Forces to Address the Major Global Challenges and Issues of Sustainable Development

UNU and the Learning Planet Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop research programmes and improve access to education.

Press Release 01 Nov 2023

Rethinking Quality: UNU-convened Experts Challenge the Harmful Influence of Global University Rankings

An important statement by an Independent Expert Group is now available, addressing the challenges associated with global university rankings.

Press Release 25 Oct 2023

New UN University report warns about risk tipping points with irreversible impacts on people and planet

New report, Interconnected Disaster Risks 2023, is released from UNU in Bonn today, analysing risk tipping points, and introduces solution framework.

Press Release 24 Oct 2023

UN Study Reveals the Hidden Environmental Impacts of Bitcoin: Carbon is Not the Only Harmful By-product

Global Bitcoin mining is highly dependent on fossil fuels, with worrying impacts on water and land in addition to a significant carbon footprint.

Press Release 25 Sep 2023

Redefining Global Health Security: A Novel Framework Sheds Light on Equity and Decolonial Approaches

A new policy paper spotlights the need to address the potential pitfalls of the growing health-security nexus.

Press Release 05 Sep 2023

UNU Study Uncovers the Injustice Implications of Aging Levees in the United States

A UNU assessment warns that ethnic minorities and poor communities in the US are unequally exposed to risks of levee failure under climate change.

Press Release 13 Jun 2023

New UNU Institute in Italy Will Drive Global Collaboration in Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

A new UNU institute in Bologna will engage with global South researchers and policymakers to mobilize the potential of big data and AI for the SDGs.

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 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 08 Feb 2023

The Lancet: Experts Call for an End to the Exploitative Marketing Used by the Baby Formula Milk Industry

Lancet 2023 Series criticizes formula companies for exploiting emotions, manipulating science, and calls for collective societal responsibility.