Infrastructure

Social equality and economic prosperity depend on investments in infrastructure. 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. Building sustainable resource value chains will require the freedom to innovate that only robust infrastructure can provide.

UNU's work in cities is helping to ensure that rapid urban expansion can mitigate risks from climate change, and provide safe housing and a secure network of services for all.

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Press Release

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.

05 Sep 2023

Conference

ICEGOV 2023 – 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

The 16th edition of ICEGOV focuses on Digital Governance for Democratic, Equitable, and Inclusive Societies.

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Blog Post

What Could a Successful Summit of the Future Look Like in 2024?

Defining broad criteria for a Summit that builds greater trust and reduces acute risks.

24 Aug 2023

Project

High-Level Advisory Board on Effective Multilateralism

Concrete and practical recommendations for strengthening global governance

24 Jul 2023

Project

A Breakthrough for People and Planet

Building Momentum for the Summit of the Future and Beyond.

24 Jul 2023

Conference

ICEGOV 2023 – 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

BELO HORIZONTE: The 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2023) will be hosted in Brazil.

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Media Coverage

Japan Times Article Features UNU-IAS Expert Comments on Disaster-Reduction Culture

The article discussed the contributions of scientists in Japan to disaster resilience in Asia and the Pacific.

31 Jan 2023

Media Coverage

UNU-IAS Expert Featured in Japan Times Article on Disaster Preparedness

The Japan Times published an article on disaster reduction research conducted in Japan and the Pacific.

24 Jan 2023

Press Release

Trapped Sediment Robbing World’s Large Dams of Vital Water Storage Capacity

The global loss from original dam capacity roughly equals the annual water use of India, China, Indonesia, France and Canada combined.

11 Jan 2023