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Research and academic activities aligned with every Sustainable Development Goal

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The University shall devote its work to research into the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations and its agencies.
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People — topics on improving lives of people everywhere

Planet — topics on preserving and improving our environment and natural resources

Peace and partnerships — topics on fostering peaceful, just, and inclusive societies

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UNU Council Member UNU Council Member; Raffles Professor of Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Prof. Brenda Yeoh

Professor Brenda S.A. Yeoh is a Singaporean scholar and expert in the fields of migration, social geography, and the politics of space in colonial and post-colonial cities.

Project 19 Jan 2038

Flexible Office: Concept for Resource Optimisation (FLORES)

This project at UNU FLORES seeks to make a significant shift from fixed desks assigned to each employee to spaces designed according to functions and needs

News 25 Jun 2024

Interconnected Disaster Risk Report’s Space Debris Featured in UN Special Report

Interconnected Disaster Risks research on space debris risk tipping point featured in UN special report on space debris.

News 25 Jun 2024

Pioneering Anti-Modern Slavery Initiative Transitions to UNDP

Move comes after five successful years at UNU-CPR, and positions initiative for further expansion and country-level impact.

News 25 Jun 2024

New Report on the Role of AI in Social Security

UNU-EGOV and ISSA's new report highlights AI's transformative potential in social security, emphasizing data quality and transparency.

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Nexus Seminar Series N.75 - Building Change: Promoting Community Resilience Through Sustainability, Health, and Entrepreneurship in the Built Environment

The study highlights how environmental innovation safeguards communities during crises, proposing resilient models for sustainability amid climate change impacts.

Article 25 Jun 2024

Survivor Inclusion Initiative Participating Organizations

Across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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SCIENCE TALK: Socio-ecological Trade-offs Between Household Wealth and Water Stress in Global Mining Areas

The nexus of mining activities, rural household wealth, and water scarcity

News 24 Jun 2024

UNU-EGOV researchers and visiting experts participate in dg.o 2024

The Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research 2024 in Taipei focused on "Internet of Beings: Transforming Public Governance".

News 24 Jun 2024

UNU-IAS Celebrates 10th Anniversary

A special event highlighted the institute’s achievements and impact through a decade of policy-oriented research, education and capacity development.