Industrial policy

Social equality and economic prosperity depend on industrial investments. But even basic services such as electricity, sanitation, and water remain out of reach for billions of people, creating barriers to the industrial and technological progress that drives developing country success.

UNU focuses on strengthening development linkages that catalyse innovation, foster equal resource benefits, and build resilient urban systems. This includes charting policy options to help transform resource extraction sectors into engines of sustainable economic growth, and helping to ensure that expanding cities can provide basic services and livelihoods for all.

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Press Release

UNU and EMG Partner to Accelerate Collective Action on Environment and Human Settlement Issues

A new collaboration agreement aims to advance knowledge on protecting the environment and enhance human well-being.

08 Jun 2021

Press Release

Global E-Waste Surging: Up 21% in 5 Years

According to UN Global E-waste Monitor 2020, 53.6 million metric tonnes of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in just 5 years.

02 Jul 2020

Press Release

UNU-INRA Launches Report on Stranded Assets at COP 25

Awareness of the threats and opportunities of stranded assets is low among African policymakers, a new UNU-INRA report finds.

03 Dec 2019

Blog Post

AI & Global Governance: How AI is Changing the Global Economy

The world's governments and corporations need to act - to prevent a concentration of resources and power.

13 Nov 2018

Blog Post

AI & Global Governance: No One Should Trust AI

It is possible and desirable to engineer Artificial Intelligence for accountability.

13 Nov 2018

Blog Post

AI & Global Governance: The Role of Global Corporations in AI Ethics

Global corporations should take steps to ensure AI ethics are taken seriously - and with a sense of urgency.

28 Oct 2018

Blog Post

AI & Global Governance: A New Charter of Rights for the Global AI Revolution

AI’s growing role in our personal decision-making and identity raises a series of related ethical questions.

15 Oct 2018


Advancing Collaboration and Exchange of Knowledge Between the EU and Japan for AI-Driven Innovation in Manufacturing (EU-Japan.AI)

The project aims to establish and support long-term cooperation and knowledge exchange between EU and Japan for AI-driven innovation in manufacturing

09 Mar 2021


Sustainability Assessment for the Resource Nexus - Concepts for Disruptive Innovation: The Case of Construction Materials

The objective of this project is to provide sustainability assessment concepts in the construction sector

15 Jun 2021