Research Projects

Generating solutions to pressing development challenges

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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.

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Project 17 May 2022

K-Eco Global Net-Zero Partnership (K-GNP)

This project aims to develop research-based capacity building modules for effective implementation and governance of the Paris Agreement.

Project 16 Apr 2022

Chair for Sustainability and Textile Innovation - Phase 2

This project will support the establishing of a new Chair for Sustainability and Textile Innovation at AUST in Bangladesh.

Project 05 Apr 2022

Knowledge Academy for the Resource Nexus (KARE)

The project aims to mainstream the Resource Nexus, train new generations of thought leaders, and support better decision-making

Project 04 Aug 2020

Information and data services and technology for sustainable water management

This project aims to develop and promote tools and services to provide the data and information needed for strategic water planning and management.

Project 07 Apr 2022

Assessing and operationalizing water and energy security at regional and global scales

The project focuses on operationalizing water security, providing clear metrics, and will test the approaches adopted in the Global South.

Project 13 Jun 2022

Water for Circular Societies

WCS is a policy research project of UNU-IAS WRM, exploring the development of water environment policies in Asia.

Project 22 Apr 2022

Gender-based AI policy in Southeast Asia: Enhancing The Development of Standards and Frameworks for Critical Technologies in Southeast Asia

This project aims to define the current state of artificial intelligence policy in Southeast Asia in relation to gender, to improve the status quo.

Project 08 Mar 2022

Phase II of the Southern Africa – Towards inclusive Economic Development (SA-TIED) programme

This project aims to support policy-making for inclusive growth and economic transformation, and bridge the gap between research and policy-making.

Project 31 Mar 2022

Development of the Water Information Management System (WIMS) as part of the CReW+ Project

This project aims to develop a Water Information Management System with other partners for water-related data to inform national decision-making

Project 16 Mar 2022

UN Sustainability Strategy II

This project aims to establish the UN as a leader in environmental and social sustainability management by 2030.