Research Projects

UNU’s core mission is to generate research that makes a difference on the big issues and encourages the rethinking of existing policies and perspectives. Worldwide, some 400 UNU researchers are engaged in more than 180 research projects.

UNU research focuses on the challenges faced by the United Nations and its Member States. Our current research portfolio supports all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 to inspire global action to overcome the world’s biggest challenges.

For more on UNU’s work as it supports the 17 SDGs, visit the Sustainable Development Explorer.